Rainy Day Counting MatsIf 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!
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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