Whether you’ve been in school for a month or you’re counting the last few days or hours of summer vacation, you’ll want to check out these school-themed number activities for preschool, kindergarten, and early first grade. Actually, your kids may enjoy them any time of the year!
A Free Counting and Number Recognition Activity
Here’s an easy to prepare kids on the bus clip card activity for your preschoolers and kindergarteners. Practice one-to-one correspondence while counting kids on the bus. Match the quantity, 0-10, to the numeral for recognition.
Provide clothespins to clip the correct numerals. Or use a dry erase crayon/ marker to mark them. Try these cards in your small groups as a warm-up or exit activity. Set them up as an independent center. Students who are ready can write the numbers on the optional recording sheet.
Click on the words, Count the Kids Clip Cards 0-10, to download this freebie.
More Free Number Activities
Check out these additional free activities.
Pick a Pencil Ten Frames Activity by the Kindergarten Connection
Back to School, I Spy by ABCs to ACTs
Feed Me Numbers Crayon Activity for Back to School by Fun Learning for Kids
New & Affordable Number Activities
Here are two of the newest additions, available to purchase, in my TpT store.
For preschool and kindergarten, these school-themed full-page number mats, 0-10, are designed to develop skills in counting, numeral recognition, and numeral formation. These are, intentionally, very basic mats.
The 3 sets of mats have a numeral along with a corresponding number of items to count; stars, crayons, and pencils. The numerals have green, yellow, and red dots along with arrows to guide correct formation. They are perfect for finger tracing, using dry erase markers, or play dough.
Both counting the items and naming the numeral while engaged in forming it help to develop recognition. Your students can simply count the pictures. Additionally, they can represent the quantities with star buttons, crayons, golf pencils, craft pebbles, pompoms, mini-erasers, playdough balls, or most any counter you have on hand.
For kindergarten and early first grade, try these easy to prepare school themed half-page clip cards, 10-20. There are three sets of cards (crayons, pencils, or stars on a backpack), each in color and black/ gray/ white.
Each card has a picture of a group of ten along with extra ones to represent a number 10-20. There are lines on each card for writing each number as 10 + _. The correct number can be clipped with a clothespin or marked with a dry erase marker or crayon.
Newly Revised Number Sense Activities
And last but not least, be sure to take a peek at these two roam the room number sense resources. Both of them; one for numbers 0-10, the other for 10-19; were recently given a cosmetic makeover!
Photo of numbers in title image is by Speech-Language Pirates.