Count and clip cards are a great way for little learners to practice counting with one-to-one correspondence and number recognition. I love that they are a low prep independent activity. It’s an easy way to make learning fun. Use them in Math centers, a tot tray, or as a busy bag.
- fine motor skills
- counting skills
- number sense
DIY Count and Clip Cards
We’ve made our own counting cards with a dot marker and index cards. They were easy to make. I tried to arrange the dots like they appear on dice. This helps to build number sense.
You can also use extra stickers that you have on hand to make your own. I like getting inexpensive stickers from the dollar store. Or find stickers that include your child’s favorite characters from a show, movie, or book. Use index cards or cut card stock into fourths.
Free Printable Count and Clip Cards
Count the under the sea creatures and clip the matching number. This set of cards would go great with a fish unit or preschool ocean games.
- Print the counting cards onto card stock.
- Cut the set of cards apart into individual cards.
- Count the number of objects on the card. The first time a child uses the counting cards, model how to point to each one as you count and then find and clip the number.
- Clip the clothes pin onto the correct number.
- If you don’t have clothes pins on hand, the correct answer can be covered with a button or block. This is a great activity for young children to have extra practice with preschool Math skills with very little prep.
Self Checking Count and Clip Cards
You can make the cards self-checking. The easiest way to do this is to put a small sticker or small dot on the back of the card where the corresponding number is.
Seasonal Count and Clip Cards
Are you looking for fun count and clip cards that go with different holidays, seasons, or themes?
Fall Count and Clip Cards from The Kindergarten Connection
Winter Counting Cards from Miniature Masterminds
Spring Clip Cards from Preschool Play and Learn
Summer Count and Clip Cards from Itsy Bitsy Fun
Holiday Count and Clip Cards
Christmas Count and Clip Cards from Totschooling
Valentine’s Day Count ingCards from Modern Preschool
St. Patrick’s Day Clip Cards from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Easter Count and Clip Cards Fun with Mama
Themed Count and Clip Cards
Check out these themed count and clip cards that are free to print
Pet Count and Clip Cards from Preschool Inspirations
Dinosaur Counting Cards from Homeschool Preschool
Space Clip Cards from Rainy Day Mum
Transportation Count and Clip Cards from The Measured Mom
Cookie Count and Clip Cards from Playdough to Plato
Addition Clip Cards from A Dab of Glue Will Do
Clip Cards with Teen Numbers from Recipe for Teaching
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