Monster Counting Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5.

These monster counting cards are sure to kick up the cool math factor. Little monsters will love practicing number recognition and counting as they add eyes to each monster card. The freebie’s an uber fun way to practice the numbers 1 to 20.

Free Monster Counting Cards

Getting Ready

The prep work was as quick and easy as it comes. I printed the cards {HERE} on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut each one apart. Then I grabbed the bag of googly eyes I’d picked up from the dollar store and invited Middle Brother {age 3.5} to join me.

Note: Our bag had an assortment of different sized googly eyes. The smallest size worked best because my son could fit lots of them on the monster faces. I’d recommend grabbing those if you’re making a trip to the store.

Monster Counting Cards

My son couldn’t wait to get his hands on the counting cards. Middle Brother’s still working on recognizing numbers so I read them out loud with him and then gave him the number one card. He read the number and added one eye. Then he eagerly plowed through the next four cards.

Awesome Monster Counting Cards

Middle Brother needed help reading the numbers past five but he was up for the challenge – the googly eyes were magically motivating.

Monster Counting Cards

One card after another, he read the number and added a matching set of eyes to the monster. So fun and simple!

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After you grab our free monster cards, download our free LEGO pattern cards and rainy day clip cards too. Oh, and be sure to sign up for our email list so you’re always in the know about our newest printables.

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  1. Lavender Poet

    I really love these monsters! However, the green and purple ones aren’t lined up with the surrounding color and it’s bad enough that I don’t want to print them. I’ve tried opening them on different devices and it all looks the same. Any idea what’s wrong?



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