Counting Snowflakes – A Fun and Free Winter Math Activity for Kids
Are you looking for a fun and educational activity to engage your preschool and kindergarten kids? Today, we’re embracing winter while developing math skills with a free printable activity for counting snowflakes. Kids learn through play as they place snowflakes in a snow globe!
This winter counting activity is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary-aged kids to practice number recognition, counting to 20, and one-to-one correspondence.
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Winter Counting Snowflakes Mat
This snowflake math activity is great for kids to practice important math skills. Preschool and kindergarten learners will work on the following:
counting to 20
What is One-to-One Correspondence?
One-to-one correspondence means matching a number with a corresponding number of objects. It’s the foundational skill of associating numbers with individual items. One-to-one correspondence is the understanding that each number has a corresponding quantity.
Counting Snowflake Activity and 1:1 Correspondence
With the counting snowflake activity, kids practice one-to-one correspondence as they identify the number on the card and then count and place the corresponding number of snowflakes in the snow globe.
Benefits of the Counting Snowflakes Activity
Engaging: Kids are engaged and on task.
Hands-On Learning: This interactive and fun learning activity has kids actively involved and learning through play.
Developing Skills: Number identification, counting, and 1:1 correspondence are fundamental skills for future math success.
Preparing the Counting Snowflakes Activity
This printable activity does not require much prep work. Grab your free download and print it out. Next, laminate the pages. Cut apart the snowflake number cards, and cut out the snowflakes if you wish to use them as counters.
Here’s What’s Included:
1 Snow Globe Mat in color
20 Snowflake Number Cards
1 page of 20 Printable Snowflake Counters
Counting Snowflakes Printable
Paper for printing
Options for counters: play dough, pom poms, mini snowflakes, white gems, etc.
Placing the Snow Globe mat on the table. Lay out the snowflake number cards and counters of your choosing. Kids will pick a card and identify the number. Next, they will count the corresponding number of snowflakes (counters) and place them in the snow globe.
Ideas for Use
Laminate the mat, the number cards, and the snowflake counters for added durability and to be able to reuse them. You can also opt to place the Snow Globe Mat in a dry-erase pocket and use it with dry-erase markers.
You can also pair this activity with a fun winter-themed sensory bin. Use things like fake fluffy snow, cotton balls, pom poms, or shredded white paper as the bin filler. Add in some mini plastic or foam snowflakes, and clear glass gems. Place the snowflake counting cards throughout the bin.
Extend the Activity
Here are some simple ways to extend this counting snowflakes activity. Invite kids to place the snowflake number cards in numerical order. You can also ask them to skip count by 2s or 5s.
Kids can also practice number formation! Use a salt tray and pretend it is snow. Have kids pick a number card and use their finger to write the number in the salt tray.
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Free Counting Snowflakes Activity
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