There was a day last week here in the south when there was a chance that we may see some snow flurries in the sky. Instead, it just rained, and rained! My kids were super disappointed, and really wanted to see some snow! Sticking your tongue out to catch snowflakes, making snow angels, building snowmen, and creating snow forts are memories that I have from my childhood. Maybe one day, my kids will experience the same thing. Until then, we’ll have to stick to our Catching Snowflakes Counting Cards for some of our winter themed fun!
Catching Snowflakes Counting Cards
I just love this printable set of Catching Snowflakes Counting Cards! I also love how versatile the counting cards are and can be used in different ways.
- counting cards
- mini snowflake clothespins
To set up the printable math activity, print the file from the pink button below. The set includes numbers 1-12. Cut the counting cards apart on the gray dotted lines. I suggest laminating the counting cards, so that they last longer. Little kids tend to bend these kinds of things!
Once your Catching Snowflakes Counting Cards are prepped, you are ready to begin counting!
In my classroom, I use these kind of printable math activities in circle time, during small groups, and as independent learning centers. This set also fits in perfectly with our Snowmen Fine Motor Busy Bins that can be used as morning welcome work.
When introducing the Catching Snowflakes Counting Cards, I include the class while I’m trying to figure out what number is on the card and to help me count.
I find it so funny when I make a mistake purposely to double check their understanding, and they get so worried that I’m going to do the activity incorrectly! I love how 4 year-olds are so eager to help.
Once I am sure the class understands how an activity works, I add it to our math centers for the day. After all of my preschoolers have worked in the center at some point, and I am confident that it’s being played correctly, I make it a completely independent center.
Originally, I had wanted to stack mini snowflake erasers on the cute snow kiddo’s tongues on the Catching Snowflakes Counting Cards, but I realized I have no snowflake mini erasers! What?! I know, I was surprised myself. Then after a quick search on the internet, I still can’t find any. If you see them anywhere, let me know!
So for now, we are clipping mini snowflake clothespins to the cards. You could also use foam snowflakes to add to the cards, or even laminate them and use dry erase markers to draw your own snowflakes on the cards. I love when one learning idea can be done in so many different ways!
If you’re completely obsessed with all things snow like we are, you have to check out our collection of Snowmen Fine Motor Busy Bins! These were created to be independently played with pre-k kids and to use in small groups in younger preschool classroom. And yes, using them at home is a great option too!
Grab the set of Catching Snowflakes Counting Cards from the file below!