Counting has never been so much fun as with this hands-on pom pom counting activity! Teaching your toddler, preschool, and pre-k child Counting 1-10 is an important first step for learning math. In this fun counting activity for preschoolers, students will work on one to one correspondence, color matching, and more while learning numbers 1 – 10 with these free printable Counting to 10 Pom Pom Cards. Simply download pdf file with colour matching activities and you are ready to play and learn!
Pom Pom counting activity
I’m so excited to share these Free Printable Pom Pom Counting Cards! We have been having a blast with several different counting cards and it is so fun to change up the different themes depending on what we are working on at the moment. In this pom pom counting activity, toddlers, preschoolers and rising kindergartners will work on 1:1 correspondence, matching colors, and counting to 10. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this hands-on toddler math activity is sure to help set a solid foundation for furture math. Use it at home for summer learning or extra practice, math center in the classroom, or supplement to your homeschool math curriculum.
Counting activity for preschoolers
All you need for this fun, hands-on preschool counting activity is our free pom pom counting cards and Pom Poms. Pompoms are a common craft supply that many people have on hand, if you don’t have pom poms, you can substitute 10 of any object.
One to one correspondence
Have your child cover the circles on the counting cards with the correct number of pom poms. We used “spiky” pom poms for more sensory input as we were working. If you have a child that would be bothered by that, just stick with the traditional soft pom poms.
Colour matching activities
These cards are perfect to new learners who are not ready for independent counting. The kids simply cover each circle on the card as they are counting. That way they know when to stop for each number.
When children first start counting they need to learn one-to-one correspondence. That means for every number that we count, it actually represents one object. This can be a different thing to understand, so providing something for them to match up helps them know they are finished with the task on the card.
For very beginning learners, I recommend only using numbers 1-3 and reviewing until they are solid with those numbers. Then move onto 5, 8, and finally 10.
- For an additional challenge, you can have your child match the colors of the circles to the pom poms or you can just focus on counting.
- For language development, repeating “put the [red] pom pom on the circle”. This will help kids to understand that they are all pom poms, but each color has its own name.
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Color Matching Printable
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