Rainy Day Counting Mats

These free printable rainy day counting mats for preschoolers are a great way to have your little ones practice counting to ten. The kids will love the fun rainy day friends featured on each counting mat, and you'll love all the skills covered in this simple, no-prep activity!


FREE printable counting cards for toddlers and preschoolers with a rainy duck theme, perfect for Spring or rainy weather. Great math activity that also works on fine motor skills.

Rainy Day Counting Mats

If you're looking for an engaging math activity to present to your preschoolers this spring, look no further! These mats can teach one-to-one correspondence, counting to ten, number recognition, number formation, and even spelling and letter recognition. Since this activity can be prepped in just a few minutes, it's perfect for busy moms/teachers like you!

All you need to do to prepare this activity is print and laminate the pages. Gather some fun counters, gems, or even buttons. And you're all set!

While you don't have to laminate these counting mats, it will make them sturdier and help them stand up to busy little hands. If you prefer not to laminate your mats, you could just slip them into a write and wipe pocket.



There are so many ways to use these mats with your toddlers and preschoolers. They can choose a counting grid to start with. They will identify the number on the top right corner of the mat. Have them use gems or counters to cover the number.

You could also have them trace the number with markers if you'd prefer. Then, they'll use mini-erasers or gems to cover the raindrops at the top of the page and the raindrops in the ten-frame. Have them count aloud as they do this. It will be good practice for little ones.

Another way is to have them use letter magnets or letter beads to spell the number word at the bottom of the page. The goal here is letter recognition, not spelling.


For more preschool counting fun from Homeschool Preschool, be sure to check out the following free printables:

Counting Fun with Johnny Appleseed
Preschool Frog Math Game for Counting and Addition Practice
Bear-Themed Build the Number Preschool Counting Worksheets


This post was contributed by:


Tara from Homeschool Preschool

Tara is wife to Matt and homeschool momma of three. She has successfully homeschooled her oldest two and is currently homeschooling her youngest. Though her children are older, she is always looking for an opportunity to create educational activities and content for young learners. She blogs about homeschooling, preschool activities, and other educational topics at Homeschool Preschool.


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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.

2 comments:

  1. The Rainy Day Counting mats are soooo cute! Is there any way to get a copy with the ten frame NOT filled in?

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  2. These are so sweet! Thank you for sharing! c:

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