Activity for ages 4 to 6.
Counting one object to one number is an important skill for pre-k and kindergarten students. These Snowball Counting Clip Cards are a fun way to practice counting from 0-20. They are the perfect addition to our Winter Activity Pack!
To prep the activity, I printed the sheets (found in the download below) on white cardstock. I find that printing the cards on cardstock gives them extra durability for little hands. You could also choose to run the cards through the laminator for even more durability.
Then, I used my paper cutter to cut out the clip cards.
I grabbed a handful of clothespins and a small basket. I like to store materials in bins or baskets. This makes it easy for my students to carry all of the things they will be working with during math.
To make the clip cards self-checking, I simply turned each card over 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.
Viola! We were ready for some Snowman Counting Clip Card fun.
Clipping the Snowball Counting Cards
The Snowball Counting Clip Cards include counting snowballs 0-20.
Students started by picking a card.
They looked at the snowballs on the card and counted the number of snowballs. Then they determined which number matched the number of snowballs. They clipped that number on the card with their clothespin.
In this example, the student counted the snowballs on the card and determined there were 12 snowballs. They clipped the number 12 on the card.
Once students completed a card, they repeated the same process for each card until all of the cards had been clipped.
You could easily differentiate the activity by choosing specific numbers for students to focus on.
For example, you could just have children use just 0-10 cards.
Or, if you wanted your students to practice numbers with ten and some more, you could pull out the 10-19 snowball cards.
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