One-to-one correspondence, fine motor practice and number recognition are just some of the reasons I love using counting clip cards with my kindergarten students. And this football variety is sure to score a touchdown with young sports fans! It’s great practice for counting sets 1-20.
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This activity was super easy to prepare! Those activities are always the best ones, right?
I printed the clip cards on white cardstock to give them added durability with little hands. You could also laminate them!
I used my paper trimmer to cut out the cards and then grabbed a set of clothespins.
We were ready for some counting clip card fun!
Football Counting Clip Cards
Students first started by picking a card of their choice.
They looked at the footballs shown on the clip card and counted the number out loud.
The first student determined there were nine footballs, so she clipped the number 9 with a clothespin.
What I love about these cards is that some students could use subitizing skills to determine the number of footballs. (Subitizing means instantly recognizing the number of objects in a set without needing to count them one by one.)
For instance, one boy immediately recognized a group of six footballs so he counted on three more to determine that there were nine all together.
Once students completed one card, they continued the same process until they’d worked their way through the entire set of counting clip cards.
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