Are you looking for printable number sense games to help your kids learn to count one to one or recognise numbers? If so, this printable feeding game is such a fun idea.
Use cotton balls, mini erasers or play dough with tongs and the template below to learn to count.
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Winter is almost here! Have fun counting the number of fish the penguin ate and add them to his stomach on the card.
Games for early number sense
This game is fun way to practice number sense AND counting. If you want to engage the kids with a fun numbers game, this is the one!
The best part about it, is that it also targets fine motor skills. Use some tongs and mini erasers and you’re set!
How to play this game
Print and laminate the penguin cards. Have some fish mini erasers on hand and tongs.
The laminate beanie cards with the numbers on them are also included. Be sure to laminate those and have them ready.
The kids will choose a hat card and then say the number.
Counting has never been so much fun as with this hands-on mini eraser counting activity! Teaching your toddler, preschool, and pre-k child Counting 1-10 is an important first step for learning math.
In this fun counting activity for preschoolers, students will work on one to one correspondence, number recognition, and more while learning numbers 1 – 10 with these free printable Counting to 10 math Cards.
Simply print pdf file with mini erasers and tongs and you are ready to play and learn!
I like to keep these cards in a little container too. If you want to print the penguin and hat cards on a smaller scale, you can with PDF settings.
Just choose print >> print 4 on 1 page.
Counting activity for preschoolers
All you need for this fun, hands-on preschool counting activity is our free mini eraser counting cards and mini erasers.
Mini erasers are a common school supply that many people have on hand, if you don’t have mini erasers, you can substitute 10 of any object or even use some pom poms.
I love to use the fish mini erasers to make this game even more fun for preschoolers.
They love to find out how many fish the penguin ate.
They often start to giggle and laugh!
One to one correspondence
Have your child or students cover the penguin’s stomach with the matching number of fish erasers to correspond to the number shown on the hat.
Printable numbers 1-10
These cards are great for a simple counting activity with mini erasers OR you could use the counting cards with any other activity.
They are very versatile. I also like to use task boxes and carry the cards on the go for added practice.
What is an example of one to one correspondence?
This skill involves counting each object in a set once and only once with one touch per object.
For instance, a child who touches each fish mini eraser and says the number name aloud for each eraser touches, “one, two, three, four…”. The child is demonstrating the ability to count with one-to-one correspondence.
Counting 1-10 with dot stickers – silly worm. Get this printable worksheet for FREE.
For beginners I would recommend you start with the numbers 1-3 and then move to 5-6 and so on.
Don’t start with the larger numbers until they are solid on the numbers 1-5 first.
The cards also include the dice numbers to 18. So you can definitely use these cards if you want to offer some students a challenge.
Counting activities 0-10
If you need more hands on and free counting activities, and free printables for toddlers, prechoolers and kindergarten kids. Check out these printable resources below to work on one-to-one correspondence and early number sense skills.
- This St Patrick’s Day Interactive Hole Punch Activities Book: Clover Counting Book is a great way to work on fine motor skills and early counting skills.
- Looking for a Valentine’s Day themed counting activity? These February Counting Number Playdough Mats are hands-on and sensory practice that preschoolers will love.
- These 100 days of school counting cards with link chains are perfect for preschoolers Counting by 10s 100 Days School Balloon Cards Fine Motor.
- Looking for some digital activities? These super cute Counting to 10 Marshmallow Roast Boom Digital slides are great for preschoolers and kindergarten kids. The slides are self correcting!
Number Sense Games
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