The Spring Counting Mats are here and reading to be your super easy prep solution to math centers and activities this spring.
We love these counting mats for a couple of reasons.
- EASY PREP: You can prep them in just minutes. I use my handy paper chopper to cut along the lines and 6 chops I can be done with a whole activity.
- MULTI-SKILL MATH: Cover counting, one to one correspondence, sorting, and comparing numbers all with these fun activities.
- HANDS ON: Math is SO much easier to remember and recall when we can add fun and/or sensory elements to it. Here kids get to play with toys, build art, touch bugs and more while they work on early math skills. It’s awesome!
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Spring Counting Mats
Flower Counting Mats
Combine sensory and math with the different textures of flower petals, mini pom poms, and bee erasers, buttons or stickers.
Weather Count and Compare Mats
Pretend you are a meteorologist for the day. Will there be more sunshine or clouds? Count and find out.
Spring Tree Counting
What do spring trees look like? Count to create your own tree with blossoms, leaves, and twigs.
Bug Counting Mats
Bring on the bugs. Let’s count and compare them by type. Get some good sorting in along with your counting.
Easter Basket Counting
What goes in your Easter basket? Count out eggs, bunnies and jelly beans to fill the basket.
Try doing this in a real basket with fake grass for a more sensory experience. You can also sub out the jelly beans for pom poms if you want to cut out the food element of this activity.
Easter Egg Sort and Count
Analyze the Easter Egg data. What color do we have more of? What color do we have less? Kids are working on counting, colors, sorting and comparing numbers in this multi-skill activity.
Bug Counting Mats for Spring
Get close up with the creepy crawlies in this fun bug counting adventure. You can build a whole thriving bug community.
Blossoms or Leaves Counting
Talk about nature with this fun math activity. What do we see more of in early spring, blossoms or leaves? Count and compare with flowers or popcorn for this fun activity.