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Count and Clip Cards (free printable)

Count and Clip Cards (free printable)

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.

Targeted Skills

  • fine motor skills
  • counting skills
  • number senseCount and Clip

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


Ocean Themed Count and Clip Cards

Ocean 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



  1. Print the counting cards onto card stock.
  2. Cut the set of cards apart into individual cards.
  3. 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.
  4. Clip the clothes pin onto the correct number.
  5. 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



Looking for a fun way to use your clothespins? Check out these clothespin activities for kids to find different ways to make learning so much fun.


Count and Clip Cards



Friday 4th of July 2014

This is so practical. I love it. I love using dot markers. Thanks. I will try

Mama to 3 Blessings

Tuesday 9th of March 2010

I love this idea! thanks for commenting on my new link up for Tuesday Homemade Fun! You are so creative - I see great things you have made, feel free to link up! :)

Deborah (Teach Preschool)

Tuesday 9th of March 2010

Great number recognition and counting activity!

The Activity Mom

Tuesday 9th of March 2010

Camala,Yes! Great idea. I'll put together a post soon and show you the chaos. =)


Monday 8th of March 2010

Hey, show me how you organize all your activities:)