Butterfly Counting Clip Cards

Do you need a fun and interactive math activity to help preschool and kindergarten kids count from 1-10? Well, these FREE butterfly counting clip cards are here to help! This free set of clip cards is great practice for kids to practice counting objects between 1 and 10. Once you’ve grabbed your freebie, then head over to my store and grab the Spring Counting to 10 Mini Book!

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Butterfly Counting Clip Cards

Make counting to 10 fun and engaging with this simple clip card counting center activity. Use these hands-on cards to build number sense and practice counting. Preschool and kindergarten kids will work on:

  • 1-to-1 correspondence
  • counting objects within 10
  • number recognition
  • fine motor skills
Spring Counting Clip Cards for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice one-to-one correspondence, number recognition and fine motor skills.

What Is One-to-One Correspondence?

One-to-one correspondence is a foundational math skill that preschool and kindergarten-aged kids learn. It is the ability to say a number for each object counted. One-to-one correspondence is the knowledge that each number has a corresponding quantity.

When counting the butterflies on a card, invite kids to touch each butterfly and say each number out loud.

Here’s What’s Included:

  • 10 color counting cards ( 3 pages)

RELATED: SPRING COUNTING MATS

Preparing Butterfly Counting Clip Cards

This is a low-prep activity. Download and print the counting cards on cardstock. Next, laminate and cut out the cards. Gather some wooden clothespins, and you’ve got a fun and engaging math center!

Ideas for Use

For this activity, kids pick a card and count the number of butterflies in the box. To ensure kids are counting correctly, have them touch each object. Once the kids have counted the butterflies, they cover the matching number on the card with a clothespin.

If you do not have clothespins on hand you can use other manipulatives like mini erasers, bingo chips, small counters or play dough.

A hands-on math center for practicing counting objects within 10.
This is a graphic of Spring Counting Clip Cards for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice one-to-one correspondence, number recognition and fine motor skills.

Extend the Activity

Make this activity even more hands-on and interactive by using it with a sensory bin. Use whichever bin filler you may have on hand, and place magnet or wooden numbers inside. After kids count the butterflies and cover the number, they can search through the sensory bin to find the matching number.

For some ideas on how to create or set up sensory bins, check out this post here.

Another way you can use these butterfly counting clip cards is to use them with play dough. Roll out some play dough, and give kids small manipulatives such as gems, beads, mini erasers, or bingo chips.

After the kids have counted the butterflies and identified the matching number, they can place the same number of mini erasers on the play dough. This reinforces one-to-one correspondence and adds another level of fine motor practice.

Free Butterfly Counting Clip Cards

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Don’t forget to check out the Spring Counting to 10 Mini Book! It is a great activity for kids to practice one-to-one correspondence, number identification, fine motor skills, and handwriting. Click on the image below to take a look!

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I hope you and your kids enjoy this butterfly counting clip cards freebie!

Happy Learning!

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