15 Clever Counting Cards

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Counting cards are an easy prep, fun way to help kids practice number sequence, one-to-one correspondence, number recognition and (of course) counting!

These 15 counting cards are our favorite freebies from across the web. They’re creative, engaging and hands-on. A perfect combo for some serious counting fun.  For more math fun, check out our Number Formation Pack in our shop!

Kids will love adding eyeballs to a batch of colorful monster counting cards.

Monster Counting Cards

For those sweet tooths in the mix, hand over a set of chocolate chip cookie cards...

FREE If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Cards

And add marshmallows to hot chocolate mugs. (The Measured Mom)

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One fish, two fish, three fish, four. Grab some goldfish crackers and start counting with these cute ocean-themed counting cards.


Thinking about summer?! Count watermelon seeds!

Count the Seeds example

Drive Matchbox cars into parking spots. Vroom!

FREE Car Counting and Number Writing Book

Put the finishing touches on Lorax trees with a handful of pom poms.  Perfect counting cards for the avid Dr. Seuss reader!

Awesome! FREE Lorax Truffala Tree Match Up!!

Build towers with LEGO DUPLOS. (All Our Days)

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Count colorful gumballs. (The Measured Mom)

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Pin clothespin tails on birds. So adorable! (Frog Spot)

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Like two in one activities?! Match up glass gems and then piece together a fun animal puzzle. (Pre-K Pages)

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Use stones to count out fish bubbles. (The Measured Mom)

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Work on some pom pom numbers. (1 Plus 1 Plus 1 Equals 1)


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Add gold to empty pots of gold!!

Super fun! Counting Leprechaun Gold.

And decorate cupcakes with buttons!! (Glued to My Crafts Blog)

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That’s 15 creative, motivating counting card sets in all.

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