We always have so much fun with counting cards! These snow counting cards give kids hands-on practice reading and counting the numbers 1 to 10.
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Prep for these counting cards are simple. You just need to print, laminate and cut them apart. In less than five minutes, your kiddos can be on your way to counting to 10!
You can use white pom poms for snowballs, mini snowflake Christmas tree ornaments (or buttons) or small snowmen with the fun snow scene. By changing what you are counting, you can make a brand new activity without needing to print again.
Counting Cards to 10
For a young child who is just being introduced to counting, place a matching number of stickers onto each card. For example, on the “Five” card, add five stickers. This will give your child the chance to practice one-to-one correspondence and they will know that when all of the stickers have been covered on their counting card, that is the correct amount.
Many young children have difficulty understanding that numbers actually relate to a certain amount of objects, so showing them that “five” actually means “5 snowballs” is a concrete way of helping them understand an abstract thought.
Extension Activities with Counting Cards
The counting cards are also a great way to practice vocabulary and language skills. You can introduce seasonal words like snowflake, ice, snowman and cold.
Because these counting mats only have numerals written on them, you can use them with any language, making this a great activity for ESL learners or introducing a foreign language.
For more advanced children, you can turn the cards into a game for addition or subtraction. For addition, place a smaller number of counters onto the mat. On the seven mat, you might place 3 pom poms. Then, ask your child how many more they need to make 7.
For subtraction, do the opposite. Add too many counters to the mat and ask your child how many need to be removed to have the correct number.
Any way you use them, these counting cards will be a fun addition to your math time!
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