Christmas Counting Mats for Kids – Free Printable
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Introducing Free Christmas Counting Mats
Christmas Counting Mats
Use these free Christmas Counting Mats for kids to practice counting. While kids use these mats they are practicing a variety of skills. The skills include:
- 1:1 correspondence
- number identification
- fine motor skills
Preparing the Christmas Counting Mats
This Christmas math center requires little preparation. Download the resource, print, and laminate the pages. You can either cut the pages or leave 2 mats on a page. You may also place the mats in sheet protector pockets.
Ideas for Use
Kids can use fun manipulatives like play dough. Kids can trace and count the images, then roll and place small play dough balls on the ten frame.
To fill in the ten-frame, you can also use other Christmas-themed manipulatives like holiday mini erasers, mini jingle bells, or gumdrops.
Extend the Activity
These Christmas Counting Mats are also great for learning to make 10. Kids identify the number on the mat and count the number of pictures. Next, they place the corresponding number of counters on the ten frame. After, they count how many empty squares there are. Using a different color counter, kids place them on the remaining squares.
You can even have kids write the equations for each number once they have filled in the ten frame. It is a fun visual way to practice addition fact fluency within 10.
Free Christmas Counting Mats Download
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