Counting mats are so much fun to have. And counting mats have always been one that I get more requests to make.
So here is a new free counting mat with a car or transportation theme!
The counting mats are really flexible in how you want to use them. And some kids love to have hands-on learning. And cars are a great theme for doing hands-on activities.
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This is a great addition to the transportation printables on the site.
What are counting mats?
The counting mats are a fun and colorful counting activity for preK and kindergarten children to provide an opportunity to count out loud and develop number recognition.
These mats work on numbers from 1 to 10. They are simple and easy to use. They have a playdough number, write number word at the top, ten frame, and an area to build the number. You have loads of skills in just one mat.
Things to use with the Car Counting Mats Numbers 1 to 10 Printable
- white cardstock
- Learning Resources Mini Motors Counting and Sorting Fun Set
- laminating pouches
- sheet protectors
- unifix cubes
Ways to Use the Car Counting Mats Printable
I’m going to show a few ways that we use this car counting printable. The set has traffic lights and cars you can cut out but we are using unifix cubes and Learning Resources Mini Motors Counting and Sorting Fun Set.
Setting up the Counting Mats
There are so many ways to use the mats. And I wanted to show you how I set this mat up for a center. I have the mat in a sheet protector, but we can laminate them. I store all 10 mats in a sheet protector to make them easy to find and pull out. You can also see the playdough, unfix cubes and cars we are using with the mat.
Filling out the Counting Mats
Now you can see how you fill out the counting mat with all the items. The fun part is that you don’t have to do it all. You can do just the parts that make sense for what you need.
You can see the playdough for the number, the unfix cubes for the ten frame and the cars on the road.
Looking for more transportation number find printables? Then check out the Transportation themed Number Find. It is a great way to add writing and finding with the counting mats. You will find numbers 1 to 20 in the set.
What you will find in the Transportation Number Find
Number digits and number words for kids to work on. You can trace the number or word and then dot them on the sign!
What you will find in these Transportation Number Find Printables:
- Number 0 to 20 in digit and word options
- Tracing section for each number
- Several numbers to dot on the Signs
- $3.50 for all 43 pages of printables
What you will find in the Free Car Counting Mats: 1 to 10 Printables:
- A road themed background for the counting mats
- Numbers 1 to 10
- Ten Frames for Counting
- Number Digit and Number Word
- 10 traffic lights for the 10 frames
- 10 cars for the counting mats
Check out these other Transporation Prinatbles
Transportation Activity Pack has prewriting, shapes, ABC, and numbers. You have numbers 1 to 10 in the pack.
Air Vehicle Themed Counting Mats has number 1 to 10
Transportation Themed Addition Clip Cards works on addition from 1 to 10.
Transportation Easy Reader Book For Kids has a focus on the sight word like.
Transportation Reading Chart Printables has several reading charts to use with kids.
Transportation Themed Writing Paper is wonderful for any writing project you have.
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