Spring and flowers have always been a favorite for me! I love having activities for them.

Every season brings new and fun ways to learn and I love having activities that mix in well with others.

I love flowers and so we have some new **skip counting flowers** for spring!

Skip counting is a counting skill that starts early and works into multiplication and division.

Skip counting is counting by counting by adding a number each time. So if you are skip counting by 2. You count 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etc. Each number goes up by 2 each time. That is how skip counting works. You have a starting number and how many you will count from the number.

We are doing skip counting from 1 to 12 with these new mats. Each number has its own page with the flowers for people to skip count on.

You can see an example of one of the mats below. It is skip counting by 7 for 12 times. I recommend printing on cardstock and laminating the pages. They will last longer with use over time.

## Things to use with this skip counting printable

- printer
- white cardstock
- laminator
- laminating pouches
- dry erase markers
- unifix cubes
- clear glass gems
- clear counters
- Skip Counting Bookmarks
- Multiplication Flashcards
- Division Flashcards
- color cardstock
- 1 inch ring
- 12 sided-die
- bug counters
- mini erasers

## Ways to use the Flower Skip Counting Mat

These mats are great for just working on skip counting. You can use bug counters to cover the numbers or put off to the side of the number as you skip counting by the number.

If you are having trouble with the skip counting you can use the skip counting bookmarks to help. They have numbers 1 to 12 on them. You can pull out the bookmark you are working on and then find the numbers. We covered them with mini erasers.

You can have kids just simply point to the numbers on the page and have them skip count the numbers in order. This is also good for working on memory of the numbers.

Another activity you can do with these mats is to work on multiplication. You can grab a 12-sided die and do the math. You roll the die and get a number. Then you multiply the number on the dice for the skip counting mat number. They cover the number on the flower.

So you roll a 5. Then you do the math 5 x 6 = 30. Then you find 30 and cover it. We used clear glass gems to cover the flowers.

If you don’t have a dice you can always use the multiplication flashcards. I printed the cards 2 pages per page and on color cardstock and put on a ring. They flip through the cards and find the answers on the sheet.

You can also use the mats for division! You use the skip counting by 1 mat. This is one of the reasons that I put a skip counting by 1 mat in the set.

As with did the same to the division cards that I did to the multiplication cards. I printed two per page on color cardstock and put them on a ring. They flip through the cards and then cover the answer.

You can also take the flashcards off the ring and have them cover the flowers with the cards! This is why I printed them two page on one page.

If you want something more to go with this activity. You can check out the Flower Skip Counting Number Find. This is an easy way to continue working on skip counting. They have numbers 2 to 15 in the set.

## Flower Skip Counting Number Find

It has skiping numbers from 2 to 15.

**What you will find in this printable:**

- Skip counting from number 2 to 15.
- Color the flower pots with matching math multiples of the number.
- $2.50 for all 14 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.

## What is in the Free Flower Skip Counting Mats

- Flower Theme
- Skip counting 12 times
- Skip counting 1 to 12
- 12 pages of pritnables

Be sure to check out all the Flower Activities and Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com