Would you like more resources to help give your kindergarten, first, second, and early third-grade students the repeated exposure and practice necessary to develop fluency with counting sequences?
If so, these crayon-themed resources were made for you! They are perfect for back-to-school, National Crayon Day (March 31st), or any day for that matter.
These resources are designed to provide practice and review with counting sequences on an abstract level. For background information or concrete and representational level activities for 1, 10, and 100 less and more, check out these blog posts.
- Expand Your Kids’ Counting Skills: Find background information (applicable for all primary grades) on teaching counting skills and using counting routines (interspersed in the post) along with a free set of counting within 1000 prompt cards.
- Develop Understanding of Ten Less Ten More: Discover a free explicit concrete activity using base ten blocks to develop an understanding of the concepts one less/ more and ten less/ more.
- Teach 10 and 100 Less and More: Free activities that target learning 10 less/ more and 100 less/ more for 3 digit numbers at the concrete, representational, and/ or abstract level.
1. Free Crayon-Themed Worksheets for Counting Sequences
First off, I have four sets of print and go worksheets to practice and review ordering numbers; 0-10, 11-20, 21-120, or 101-999. There are 3 or 4 worksheets for each set of numbers.
- 0-10: numbers after, numbers before, numbers before and after
- 11-20: numbers after, numbers before, numbers before and after
- 21-120: numbers after, numbers before, numbers before and after, mixed number patterns
- 101-999: numbers after, numbers before, numbers before and after, mixed number patterns
The mixed patterns for 21-120 are counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s (on and off a decade number). Those for 101-999 are counting by 5’s, 10’s (on and off a decade number), and 100’s (on and off a hundred).
Simply select your number range and skill. Then, print the number of copies you need.
Use these worksheets for small group instruction, morning work, seat work, or homework.
These worksheets are the perfect follow-up companions for two of my new resources, one for counting sequences 0-120, the other for 3 digit numbers.
Download your free worksheets by clicking the highlighted words, Crayons Galore.
2. Crayons in My Box- Ordering Numbers
These are open-ended flexible crayon-themed resources for sequencing numbers, 0-120 or 3 digit, in a variety of ways. Use them for individualized practice or review.
Create math centers with the color or black/ white crayons. Your students can simply place sets of crayons in order. They can also place them in order on the color or black/ white crayon box mats.
For both resources, I added a second set of ready to use, easy prep black/ white crayons with a variety of counting sequences. The numbers are mixed up within each set of five numbers. Use these for a color, cut, and glue activity. Perfect for a colorful display!
Ideas for Counting Sequences 0-120
- Consecutive numbers within a decade (22, 23, 24, 25, 26)
- Consecutive numbers across a decade (58, 59, 60, 61, 62)
- Nonconsecutive numbers (18, 51, 55, 67, 84)
- Count by 2’s, 5’s, or 10’s, etc. (40, 45, 50, 55, 60)
- Count by 10’s off the decade (46, 56, 66, 76, 86)
Ideas for Counting Sequences for 3 Digit Numbers
- Consecutive numbers within a hundred (674, 675, 676, 677, 678)
- Consecutive numbers across a hundred (798, 799, 800, 801, 802)
- Nonconsecutive numbers (672, 737, 785, 806, 840)
- Count by 5’s or 10’s, etc. (390, 395, 400, 405, 410)
- Count by 100’s (400, 500, 600, 700, 800)
- Count by 100’s (138, 238, 338, 438, 538)
Looking for similar resources with a different theme? Then, check out these additional products for ordering numbers.
Which counting sequences cause your students to struggle the most? Share by leaving a comment below.
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