Counting objects and identifying the corresponding 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 Number Formation Pack!

Snowball Counting Clip Cards

Getting Ready

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.

Snowball Counting Clip Cards

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.

Snowball Counting Clip 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.  He clipped the number 12 on the card.

Snowball Counting Clip Cards

Once students completed a card, they repeated the same process for each card until all of the cards had been clipped.

Snowball Counting Clip Cards

Differentiation Ideas

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.

Snowball Counting Clip Cards

Or, if you wanted your students to practice numbers with ten and some more, you could pull out the 10-19 snowball cards.

Snowball Counting Clip Cards

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  1. I have tried several times unsuccessfully to download the snowball counting-clip-cards and would love to have these for my kindergarten class. It asks for my name and email which I put in but then it wont give me instant access or send me the email. I’ve downloaded a bunch of stuff from you, because you have such great stuff. Ive never had this issue before. I’d be grateful for any help you could give me.
    Thanks so much, Jody

    1. Hello Jody,
      Thank you so much for reaching out. I have emailed you.
      Kimberleigh // Community Manager

      1. Can I please have some help with this also. I have tried to open multiple freebies and am having the same problem. I have opened resources from this site before without any trouble. 🙁 help please

    1. Thanks, Zelda! I hope you find hours of fun and learning! – Kimberleigh

  2. hello i’m french teacher and i love your snowball counting-clip-cards but i can’t download it
    can you help me?

    1. Hi Audrey,
      Thanks for reaching out, please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other. I hope that helps!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. Hi–I am not able to open this freebie. Thanks you for any help.

    1. Hi Janette,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble accessing the freebie. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  4. Hi

    I can’t download any game.

    Please can you help me?


  5. Hi. Love your freebies but the snowman roll and play link goes to the clip cards instead.

  6. I would like to receive you snow as part of my curriculum about snowmen

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