Activity for ages 3 to 5.
These free pumpkin count and clip cards are a fun way for preschoolers and beginning kindergarteners to practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, counting and fine motor skills. And they’re a perfect addition to any Halloween or fall unit!
I printed the pumpkin cards (below) on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut them apart. (You could also laminate the pieces if you’ll be using them in the classroom.)
I grabbed a handful of medium sized clothespins (they’re slightly smaller than the regular size so it’s easier to fit them on the cards) and invited my boys over to join me. The prep was as quick and easy as it comes.
Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards
I challenged Middle Brother (age 4) to find the smallest number in the pile first. He eagerly searched through the stack and pulled out the one. He read the number out loud and clipped one clothespin to the black dot on the card.
Then he hunted for number two and did it all again, continuing until all of the cards had been clipped.
The simple, straight-forward activity was a great way to strengthen his number recognition.
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Grab your free count and clip pumpkin cards by clicking the blue button below and then hop over and check out even more kid-approved fall activities from some of our favorite kid bloggers:
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Free Fall Themed Mazes // Powerful Mothering
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Fine Motor Spider // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Pete the Cat Pumpkin // Think Magnet
Fall Interactive Book // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Free Pumpkin Number Mats // The Kindergarten Connection
Fall Playdough Busy Bag // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Counting with Acorns // Play and Learn Everyday