Counting Tadpoles

Learn about tadpoles and frogs while practicing counting and number sense with this fun hands-on activity that can be easily turned into a sensory bin. Perfect to go along with our Tadpole ABC activity.

FREE printable activity that combines math and science concepts with a tadpole theme! Place the correct amount of tadpoles inside each pond according to the number shown. Perfect activity to enhance a unit on tadpoles!

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 (both the tadpole cards and the counting ones). Cut and place these at a math center along with the sensory tub (optional) ready for play.

Counting Tadpoles Sensory Bin

Use these cards to help kids develop counting and one-to-one correspondence skills, while also enhancing a science unit about frogs. Show the students the numeral on each ‘card’ or have them identify it by counting on their fingers then show them how to use the tadpole cards to match and place them in each ‘pond’.

This activity includes numbers up to 21, so there is plenty of room for differentiation and you could definitely use it with preschool as well as kindergarten kids. 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 different counting manipulatives.

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.

For another FREE Tadpole activity, see the following post:


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. Can't wait to use in my classroom! My kiddos will love this!! Thank you