Counting mats are tons of fun and kids just love them! They have been a huge request on the site. I love how flexible they can be with learning counting.
It makes counting something fun for kids to do. Plus having seasonal changes makes it fun to do. It can make the same old activity new and different.
I love how this makes a great addition to the spring printables already on the site.
This printable is a part of the 6 Days of Spring Printables.
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 cloudy sky for the background. You can see how I set up each of the mats. I used playdough, the blue glass gems and the rain drops.
You could also use cotton balls in the ten frames and the glass gems for the rain drops.
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.
You can see how we placed the glass gems in the ten frames and the rain drops on the mat. We used the playdough to build the number. You could also use the playdough to make the rain drops.
Graphics from Melonheadz Illustrating.
What you will find in these printables:
- Numbers 1 to 10
- Ten Frames for Counting
- Number Digit and Number Word
- 10 clouds for using with the ten frames
- 10 rain drops
Check out these Spring printables:
- Spring Themed Finds: ABC, Numbers, Shapes, Skip Counting & Sight Words
- Spring Theme Prewriting Printable
- Spring Themed Bookmarks
- Spring Dot Printables
Check out all 6 days of the Spring Themed Printables:
If you are looking for more Spring Seasonal printables check out the Round up of Spring Printables.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com