Coming back from winter break can sometimes feel like the very beginning of school again when you teacher preschoolers! I like to come back and dive right into the learning fun, but know to keep things simple at first. These snowman number counting cards are the perfect addition to your winter theme in January. They promote fine motor skills, counting, and number recognition. And the directions and goals are easy enough for preschoolers to master!
Snowman Number Counting Mats
The free printable snowman number counting mats include 12 snowman cards. Each card has a sweet snowman on it with a different number on its hat. The numbers include 1-12.
Print the snowman number counting mats from the file at pink button below. Cut the snowman mats apart on the gray dotted line. Laminate the set if you want them to stay clean and nice. It just adds a great layer of durability, especially with 3 year-olds! In a pinch, gallon reusable freezer bags would work too.
Pick a card, identify the number on the snowman’s hat, and then add that number of snowballs to the snowman.
Add white buttons, pom poms, or even pony beads to the set of snowman number counting cards. For extra fine motor practice, add in kid-friendly squeezers. I used fun ice cube tongs that look like winter gloves for this printable math center. It made the learning more authentic – HA!
The skills focused on with our snowman include counting, 1:1 correspondence, number recognition, and fine motor skills. Preschoolers master skills at different times, so these are the perfect skills to keep practicing all school year long.
My preschoolers love to put the counting cards in order from 1 to 12. And some of them are all into adding, so they use 2 cards to find the total of both numbers. They are always impressing me with the different ways they play with our learning centers!
Building fine motor skills is so important when it comes to writing skills. But there is no need to only focus on writing when working fine motor muscles. You should see how much preschoolers love this set of snowmen fine motor activities found below!
If you are loving our snowman number counting mats, you are going to love these other reusable busy bag activities for preschoolers!
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