Printable Counting Mat
I created this printable counting mat for us to use during our Letter T week. You may have seen this dump truck in my Truck Pattern Card Pack.
The printable contains numbers up to 20, but I used just 1-5 with my Two. After a few months of math activities focused mainly on number recognition, he’s finally learned numbers 1-5. Yay! Counting items past three presents a little more of a challenge, but he’s getting better and better. He enjoyed this.
My Four had fun filling the truck with color tiles. He liked to choose the number before he filled the truck. At first he read this as “12.” We’re still working on recognizing numbers past 10. The counting isn’t a problem, though. After we did this a few times I put the color tiles on. Then he counted and chose the correct number to match.
Of course you could fill the truck with anything — here are just a few ideas if you’d like to tie it in to a letter study:
B – dried beans, blocks
C – cotton balls
F – feathers
L – letters
M – marshmallows
N – noodles
P – paper clips
R – rubber bands
T – toothpicks
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