I knew as soon as I saw these adorable pumpkin erasers, I would need a fun counting activity to use them in the classroom. This pumpkin counting mat gives young learners practice with counting from 1-20 with a fun seasonal twist.

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Getting Ready

These pumpkin counting mats are super easy to prepare!

I chose to print the download (found below) on orange cardstock and ran the mat through my laminator.

(There is also a color version that could be printed on white cardstock.)

I grabbed some of my pumpkin mini erasers, a dry erase marker and eraser, and a pencil and paper clip for spinning the spinner.

If you don’t have the pumpkin erasers from Target, you could use a different manipulative of choice or use the pumpkin printable cards included in the free download.

We were ready for some pumpkin counting!

Pumpkin Counting Mat

For this activity, my students first spun the 1-20 spinner. The first number was 11.

We counted out eleven pumpkins on the ten frames, making sure to start in the upper left-hand corner of the top box and move to the right, just like we read a book.

The activity lends itself nicely to some great one-to-one correspondence practice.

The last thing my students did was write the number to match their set of pumpkins.  Since there were 11 pumpkins counted on the ten frames, the children wrote the number 11 on the line with a dry erase marker.

Students repeated the process of spinning, counting and writing until their time was finished.

This festive counting mat activity was prefect to use as small math group work, independent practice or as a partner activity.

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  1. I can’t find your download for the pumpkin counting-spinner mat. It’s super cute!

      1. Okay, great! Glad you were able to locate it!
        Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  2. I love this pumpkin counting mat however I don’t have pumpkin counters. Do you have a more general version that I can use with my student using plain counters?

    1. Hi Lisa,
      We don’t have a generic version of this counting mat; however, you can use this mat with any kind of counters. However, if you prefer not to do that, you may want to check out our Fall Number Puzzles or our Pumpkin Ten Frames – neither of which require counters.
      Hope that helps!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. I don’t see the link for the Pumpkin Spinner. I only found the download for the ten frames.

    1. Hi Tara,
      Thanks for reaching out. You should be able to download the Pumpkin Spinner by clicking on the blue “Download Here” button.
      The button is directly beneath the image of the Pumpkin Ten Frames.
      Hope you enjoy!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

    1. Hi Tammy,
      Great question!
      Place a paperclip on the pumpkin in the center of the spinner. Then, hold the paperclip in place by “pinning” the paperclip down with the pencil so that it can spin around the pencil, but not move around the page. Then, students simply “flick” the paperclip around the pencil to spin.
      Hope that helps!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  4. I downloaded this (pumpkin counting) once before, ran copies for my kids, but now I need a couple more. I’ve clicked on the link but I can’t get it to work. Any suggestions what I am doing wrong? Thanks!

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