Activity for ages 4 to 6.
These Rain Cloud Counting Clip Cards are a fun, hands-on way to practice counting from 0 to 20 – an important skill for pre-k and kindergarten students.
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To prepare the clip cards, I first printed the sheets (found in the download below) on blue cardstock. I like to print on cardstock to make the clip cards durable for little hands. Running the cards through the laminator also helps keep the cards extra hearty.
Then, I used my paper trimmer to cut out all the cards.
To make the clip cards self-checking, I simply turned each one and marked a dot on the correct clip spot. This way students could flip the card over and see if they clipped the correct answer later.
We were then ready for some counting fun!
Rain Cloud Counting Clip Cards
The set includes cards for practicing counting numbers 0 to 20.
Students started by picking a card.
They looked at the card and counted the number of raindrops to determine which number matched the number of raindrops. The kids used the clothespin to clip the number that matched.
In the example below, five raindrops were counted, so the student clipped the number 5 with a clothespin.
Once a child had clipped a number, he turned the card over to see if he had the correct answer.
Since the dot sticker was on the back of the card marking the correct number, the students independently self-checked their work and immediately knew if they had gotten it right.
Once a child completed a clip card, he continued counting raindrops for each cloud until he had clipped all the cards.
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