This time of the year can be super busy in Kindergarten! I’m always looking for simple, yet meaningful ways to keep my students engaged in learning before the holidays. Count the Room activities are the perfect way to do this! They allow students to practice important math skills, while getting up and moving around the room. Today I’m sharing a Thanksgiving Count the Room for numbers 11-20. This activity is great for whole class practice or Thanksgiving-themed math centers, and there are many options for how to support your students with various skills and learning needs.
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Thanksgiving Count the Room Numbers 11-20
If you’ve never used Count the Room activities in your classroom, I highly recommend it. They’re simple for you and the kids!
- Counting Cards with Thanksgiving food in sets of 11-20
- Student Recording Sheet
To use, simply print the cards and laminate for durability. Print enough recording sheets for each student.
Tape the counting cards up around the room.
How to Use the Activity
For this activity, students will circulate around the room looking for cards. If you can, give each child a clipboard to make recording anywhere in the classroom simple.
The cards have been labeled with a letter in the corner (yay for letter identification practice, too!).
Students count the images on the card and record the amount in the box with the matching letter on their recording sheet.
RELATED RESOURCE: Counting Centers and Activities for Numbers 1-20
Supporting Student Needs
For students who need support with number identification, tape a number line to their clipboard.
Once they count the images on the counting card, they then count and point to the numbers on the number line until they reach the number they need to write.
Depending on what skill your students are practicing, there are different ways you could have them record their answers on the recording sheet. Here are a few ideas:
- tally marks
- number pictures (ten sticks and ones)
- arranged in “ten frames”
When students finish early, I like to make sure they have a job to do in order to avoid confusion and chaos. A few options are:
- practice writing numbers on the back of their recording sheet
- go back and check their answers
- check their answers w/ a partner
- read math books
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