Skip Counting Posters

Teaching children how to skip count builds their number sense, helps them learn how to quickly count on from a given number (4 more than 16 is 20, for example) and begins developing their ability to multiply and divide.

These free skip counting posters are great to use during whole class instruction or as a helpful reminder to display on the wall.

Free Skip Counting Posters! These are perfect for a kindergarten or first grade classroom. Could even use them for teaching multiplication!

Fun Ways to Practice Skip Counting

Learning how to skip count doesn’t have to be boring! Try some of these fun ways to practice skip counting:

Whisper and Shout

Write the numbers 1 to 20 on the board. Show kids how to count by 2s by counting “1, 2” and then circling the two. Count “1, 2” again and circle the four. Continue counting “1, 2” until you’ve circled 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20.

Next, have kids whisper the numbers they skipped over and then shout out the numbers they landed on. For instance, in the example above, we call out the bolded even numbers below and whisper the odd numbers:

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Kids think it’s very silly to whisper and then shout back-to-back!

Buzz

Have the kids stand in a circle. Explain that they’ll be taking turns counting from 1 to 100 around the circle. But, there’s a catch! There are some forbidden numbers that they’re not allowed to say (skip counting by 5s, for instance).

As play moves around the circle, instead of saying one of the forbidden numbers, children must replace it with the word “buzz” instead.

1  2  3  4  BUZZ  6  7  8  9  BUZZ  10  11  12  13  14  BUZZ

If students forget, they earn a point but keep playing so that they can continue practicing.

The players with the fewest points at the end of the game win.

Coloring a Hundred Chart

A great way to help kids really see number patterns when they skip count is to color a hundred chart. (You can grab our free copy here.) Children love seeing that they color five straight lines down their chart when they skip count by 2s and create diagonal lines running across the page when they count by 3s.

You can even skip count by placing coins on a hundred chart!

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Ready to Play?!

Click the blue button below to download your free skip counting posters (you can grab the numbers 7-10 here) and then hop over and download our 15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games too!

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5 Comments

  1. Kylie

    These posters look fantastic. I can’t seem to see the link to download them.

  2. Patti

    Thank you so much for the Skip Counting Posters! When will posters for 7-9 be available? I would LOVE those for my class as well!

  3. Sherry

    I like your skip counting posters. Is there any chance that you will make some up to the number 10.

  4. Patti

    I love the posters for my first graders and even my own third grader who is struggling to memorize her facts. Do you have the posters for numbers 7-10? Even if they are for sale, I’d love to have them. Love the freebies – thank you!

    • Malia

      I’m happy to start pulling together posters for the numbers 7-10, Patti! Keep an eye on your inbox. I’ll let you know as soon as they’re ready. 🙂

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