Nothing sounds better to me right now than sitting on a beach somewhere enjoying some fun in the sun! I know my students are just as excited for summer as I am, so I created these summer counting cards for our math centers.
Scroll down to grab your counting freebie and then hop over and grab our Number Activity Mats in for more hands-on math fun.
To prep , I printed the cards on cardstock and laminated them for durability.
The picture cards will print two sets to a page to make nice big pieces for little hands to hold.
After slicing them up with my paper cutter, my cards were ready to go!
Summer Counting Cards
To start the activity, I had students line up the number cards so we could review numbers 1 to 10 together.
We pointed to each card as we said the numbers aloud.
Then, each child took a turn picking a picture card.
The first child chose the crab card.
She pointed at each crab as she counted out loud:
“1… 2… 3… 4… 5! 5 red crabs.”
Then, she looked through the number cards to find the number five and placed it in the box on the crab card.
We continued going in a circle until each child had a turn to pick a card, count and then place the correct number card on the picture.
Counting Cards Extension Activities
After I introduced the cards to all of my students, I placed them in our math centers for some extra practice.
Students then had the choice of using the number cards, dry erase marker, or cubes to represent their numbers!
Grab Your Set
Are you ready to dream about some summer fun while in your classroom?