Apple Count and Dab Cards

Preschool kids will love these apple themed count and dab cards! Looking for a fun way to introduce or practice one-to-one correspondence and counting strategies to your kids or students? They will identify the numeral shown on each card and then dab the number of dots to show their counting skills. You can also alternatively use playdough or pom poms with these cards. Number sense should be fun and easy to teach! 

FREE printable Apple Count and Dot cards to use with dot markers to practice counting, number recognition and one-to-one correspondence. Great for a Fall math activity for preschool kids.

To prepare:

Print as many cards as you need for the number of students in your class – I like to have a set of cards for each group of 4 or 5 kids. This way, they can work on the set comfortably. Print and laminate the cards or use them with dry erase pockets (for durability). Cut and place these at a math center along with bingo daubers/dot markers ready for play. 

Apple Count and Dab Cards

Use these cards to help kids develop counting and one-to-one correspondence skills. The best way to teach numbers to 5 year olds is to give them practical examples of developing these skills. Show the students the numeral on each ‘card’ or have them identify it by counting on their fingers then show them how to use bingo daubers/dot markers on each card to dab the circles.

There is plenty of room for differentiation with this activity, so you could definitely use it with preschool as well as kindergarten kids. If you don’t have bingo daubers feel free to use playdough or pom poms instead, you could use this with counters or mini erasers they will work really well! The kids will love working with bingo daubers though. 

This post was contributed by:

Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

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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.

1 comment:

  1. I love this activity! I am having problems printing it though. When I go to print, it zooms in on like 2 apples...any suggestions?