Hands-On Counting with Fishbowl Counting Mats

Counting maths are one of my favorite activities to use. You can use them for counting number and work into more math activities.

Today I have a free fishbowl counting mat that is great for PreK and kindergarten. I love that these mats have two hands-on activities for learning to count.

This printable is apart of My Pets Week

Free Fishbowl Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - 10 fun mats to use for counting fish - 3Dinosaurs.com

The counting mats are perfect for kids working on their numbers 1 to 10. They are straightforward and easy to set up and make a great math center for preschool and kindergarten. Each one has a ten frame which is a great way for kids to work on the start of math.

Each of the counting mats has the number written out, a number for playdough, ten frames and flowers for the background. You can see how I set up each of the mats. I used playdough, fish counters, and unifix cubes.

Free Fishbowl Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - 10 fun mats to use for counting fish - 3Dinosaurs.com

I often laminate the pages if we are going to use them often. But if I’m out of laminating sheets or only using one time, I’ll use a sheet protector on the pages. I might also used the sheet protectors to store them in a 1 inch binder. I just put all the pages in the sheet protectors back to back. This makes an easy to pull out activity they can do.

You can see how we placed the unifix cubes in the ten frames and the fish counters on the mat. We used the playdough to build the number.

Free Fishbowl Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - 10 fun mats to use for counting fish - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things we use with this mat


If you are looking for fishbowl number activities and printables check these out.

I have a set of fishbowl number color trace pages. Thes pages have two options for tracing or writing. The set has numbers 0 to 20 for kids to work on. There is also a pets version that is also fun to use.

Fishbowl Number color and trace - it has 44 no-prep pritnables for kids to work on tracing or writing numbers - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also check out the Fishbowl number find. These are great to match up to the mats. You can do the mat and follow up with the number find. We had fun putting the fish on the numbers.

Fish Bowl Number Find - easy to use no-prep printable numbers 0 to 20 $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

Fish Bowl Number Find

Number digits and number words for kids to work on. You can trace the number or word and then dot them!

Fish Bowl Number Find - easy to use no-prep printable numbers 0 to 20 $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • Number 0 to 20 in digit and word options
  • Tracing section for each number
  • Several numbers to dot on the fish bowls
  • $3.50 for all 43 pages of printables

If you want to check out a free sample of this you can go here to check out a sample of the pages.

Fishbowl Themed Number Color and Trace

This fishbowl themed number color and trace set has pet fish theme with coloring and tracing or writing. It has numbers 0 to 20.

No-Prep Fishbowl Themed Number Color and Trace - easy no-prep printables with a fun fish theme 44 pages with two options for the numbers tracing or writing $ - 3Dinosaurs.com #noprepprintable  #numbersforkids

What you will find in these printables:

  • 21 pages of coloring and tracing numbers
  • 21 pages of coloring with writing numbers
  • $3.50 for all 44 pages of printables

If you want to check out a free sample of this you can go here to check out a sample of the page.

Pet Themed Number Color and Trace

This pet themed number color and trace set has 10 different pets with coloring and tracing or writing. It has numbers 0 to 20.

No-Prep Pet Themed Number Color and Trace - easy no-prep printables with a fun pet theme 44 pages with two options for the numbers tracing or writing $ - 3Dinosaurs.com #noprepprintable  #numbersforkids

What you will find in these printables:

  • 21 pages of coloring and tracing numbers
  • 21 pages of coloring with writing numbers
  • $3.50 for all 44 pages of printables

If you want to check out a free sample of this you can go here to check out a sample of the page.

What you will find in the Free Fish Bowl Counting Mats: 1 to 10 Printables:

  • Numbers 1 to 10
  • Ten Frames for Counting
  • Number Digit and Number Word
  • 10 fishbowls for the 10 frames
  • 10 fish for the counting mats
Free Fish Bowl Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - hands-on math with playdough number and ten frames - 3Dinosaurs.com


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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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