Thursday, January 17, 2013

Counting On FREEBIE

Counting is such an important skill in Kindergarten.  We practice every day at calendar; we count by 5s, by 10s, by 1s and even by 2s.  They are so proud of themselves when they make it to 100!  The hard part, at least for kinders, comes when I ask them to count starting with a number other than one.  You can almost see their brains working when you ask them.  Sometimes you can even see their lips moving as they count in their heads to just to the starting number.  It's something we try to master in 3rd quarter and I have been trying to find new and interesting ways to practice.  I've created some counting up boards that I have in my store in various themes and forms that look like this.
But my latest is a freebie I just made.  I found these wonderful puzzle graphics from Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs and some really cute Valentine themed Graphics from the pond and made these puzzles. You leave one intact and cut the other one out.  Students then put the puzzle together counting on from the first number.  There are 5 puzzles in all and a recording sheet to go with it.
Click here to get the FREEBIE.  Happy Counting!


  1. Very cute freebie, Karla! Thanks for pinning it on the primary math board!

    Linda Nelson
    Primary Inspiration

  2. Cute freebie!! Thanks for sharing! :) I am your newest follower! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten