Rainbow Counting Cards for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Do you like to see bright and cheery colors after a bleary Winter season? Or perhaps you are entering the dull season and would like to save this for that day... These rainbow counting cards activity is just what your preschoolers need too. They are a perfect activity for Spring and around St. Patrick's Day!

FREE printable Rainbow themed counting cards for toddlers and preschoolers, perfect for a Spring or St. Patrick's Day math activity. Hands-on activity to develop number recognition and one-to-one correspondence.
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Learning with rainbows and rainbow colors makes any counting activity more fun and inviting. We used colorful pompoms as counting manipulatives here, but one can use buttons, mini erasers, even candy like M&M's or Skittles! 

How to set up this rainbow counting activity 

You will need:

  • The free printable cards (link at bottom of post)
  • Rainbow color manipulatives
  • Numbers (we used craft foam ones here)
  • Rainbow color containers (optional but nice to have)
If you use the containers, add the colored pompoms to the containers. The kids might like to help with the sorting, PLUS it is another great learning activity! Add the numbers and the rainbow cards to the setup. If you'd like to be more organized- and hope to keep it more or less contained, you can have a container for the cards, another container for the numbers and set it all on a tray.





How to play and learn 


The aim of this activity is to let young children explore numbers and counting from 1 to 10. You will see there are also two blank cards if you wish to add other numbers too. This will depend on the age and ability of the child.

  1. Simply count out numbers using the manipulatives. This not only works on counting, one-on-one correspondence, but fine motor skills too!
  2. Find the correct number (this develops visual discrimination).
  3. Compare numbers by looking at the pompoms and seeing hands-on which card has the most/least. Talk about these concepts to develop language and vocabulary.
  4. Place the number cards in order, from 1 to 10. Count forwards and backwards.
This can easily be an independent activity for a a Math center too, or even a busy bag! Have fun with these bright and cheery rainbow counting cards!


FREE printable Rainbow themed counting cards for toddlers and preschoolers, perfect for a Spring or St. Patrick's Day math activity. Hands-on activity to develop number recognition and one-to-one correspondence.


This post was contributed by:


Nadia from Teach Me Mommy

Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at a elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.



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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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