Snow Counting Mats

Dec 19, 2017

Activity for ages 3 to 5.

We always have so much fun with counting cards! These snow counting mats give kids hands-on practice reading and counting the numbers 1 to 10. Grab your free set below and then snag 20 more must-try winter activities HERE!

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Getting Ready

These counting mats are so easy to prepare. You just need to print, laminate and cut them apart. In less than five minutes you 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.

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Counting 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, 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.

ExtensionActivities

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 mats will be a fun addition to your math time!

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5 Comments

  1. Belinda

    I love your card . Can you tell me where you got your snowflakes?

    Reply
    • Kim

      The clear blue snowflakes are miniature Christmas tree ornaments, the bright blue ones are foam stickers from a craft pack and the small white ones are buttons. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  2. verna

    Thank you.

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  3. Trishia

    I tried over and over to fill out the form to get the snow counting cards and it wouldn’t let me put my email address in.

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    • Ashley

      Hi Trishia,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
      We just reset the Download Here button, so hopefully that does the trick.
      Please check to be sure you’ve enabled pop-ups from our site. Even if you’ve been able to download before, the site was recently updated and you may need to do so again.
      You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com and I will get it to you.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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