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Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these alphabet matching cards with a fun Bee theme, perfect for kids learning to identify their letters. There are two versions for uppercase matching as well as upper to lowercase. The best part of this activity? You could print and set it up like a file folder activity!




Print all pages in color or greyscale and then laminate them (you will be glad you did after the kids get their hands on the mats 😉). You can also glue the flower strips into a file folder and have them set up and ready for use year after year.
Alphabet Match Bee Cards
Kids can work on matching their uppercase – lowercase letters or they can match uppercase – uppercase letters. You also don’t need to use all the alphabet sets, you can choose groups of letter cards that you’re working on with your kids.


You can also introduce your kids to pollination and the importance of bees, and pair it with our "count and pollinate" printable activity.



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Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.
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Introduce your preschool and kindergarten kids to pollination and the importance of bees with this activity, plus practice some math skills! Kids will identify the numeral shown on each card and then ‘pollinate’ the flowers by using tongs to place that many pom poms onto each card. Number sense should be fun and easy to teach!


Number Sense Count and Pollinate the Flowers

Use these cards to help kids develop counting and one-to-one correspondence skills, as well as learn about pollination and bees. Perfect for a Spring or Summer math activity, or an addition to our Bee themed printable pack.

Have your child or students identify the numeral on each flower card, then place that many pom poms in the middle of the flower to ‘pollinate’ it. If you don’t have yellow pom poms feel free to use other colors, too. You could also use this with counters or mini erasers. They will work really well! 



Another activity included in this set is a "Spin & Cover" game to practice number recognition and subitizing to 5 with dice. Kids will spin the spinner and then place a counter on the corresponding number on the mat.




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Is your child learning to count objects and recognize numbers up to ten? Are you perhaps learning with an ocean theme? If yes, then this fun fish bowl counting activity is just for you!



Learning to count and recognizing numbers are two of the many skills young children learn from a young age. They learn through games, nursery rhymes and activities like these counting cards. The key is to make the learning process fun, and what can be more fun than to have a snack with Goldfish crackers after you practiced your counting skills?

Preparation:

Provide edible Goldfish crackers. Or if you'd rather this activity not to include eating (perhaps it is a group/class activity), you can use mini erasers or buttons shaped like fish. Or simply make fish counters from bottle tops or paper clips. Print and laminate the free printable counting cards to make them re-usable. 




Instructions:

Pick a fish bowl counting card and see if you know the number. Place that number of fish "in" the fish bowl. Fill all the bowls with fish!

Extension of the activity: Ask children questions to develop mathematical vocabulary and concepts. For instance: Which bowl has the most fish? Which bowl has the least fish? If we want the bowls to have the same number of fish, how many do we need to add/take away?

Make learning numbers and counting fun for your young kiddos with fish bowl counting cards and Goldfish crackers!


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Nadia from Teach Me Mommy
Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at an elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.


For more activities with Goldfish crackers, see our Math & Literacy Goldfish Pack!



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Looking for a fun way to reinforce counting and number recognition? Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these Number play dough learning mats with an ice cream theme! These multi-sensory mats will have kids tracing the number digit, counting the number of scoops on the ten frame on the mats and then placing the number of scoops using large pom poms or playdough on the cone. An added bonus, these mats include a black and white version which you could easily print off and use with coloring crayons – win, win!



To prepare:

Print as many sets of these mats as you need. Laminate the mats or use dry erase pocket inserts for easy prep! Be sure that you have the play dough and dry erase markers ready at the table for the kids to use.
Numbers to Ten Play Dough MatsUse these mats to help kids develop number sense and strengthen their counting skills. These mats can be used in a number of ways and can also be differentiated. Have the kids work on their fine motor skills by using pom poms or playdough to build ice cream scoops on the mats. They will also trace the number digit and then cover the ten-frames with counters or even dough to show the number on each mat.


This game can also be played as a group, or as a competitive game played between groups. Give each group the same mat and have the kids build their scoops to match the corresponding numbers. After they’re done, check their mats and the group with the mat that is correctly filled wins!




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Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.


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Preschool kids will love these alphabet matching cards with a flip flop theme. Perfect for the summer! There are two versions of these mats to suit all your learners. The best part of this activity? You can print and set it up like a file folder activity!



To prepare:

Print all pages in color or greyscale and then laminate them (you will be glad you did after the kids get their hands on the mats). You can also glue one set of these flip flop cards into a file folder, so they are ready to use year after year.

Once you’ve laminated the cards, place them in an envelope (inside a file folder, if you’re using one). I use rubber bands on my cards to keep them in place. You can add Velcro to each alphabet flip flop card on the folder, along with the matching set cards, but this is totally optional.

Alphabet Match Summer Flip FlopsKids can work on matching their uppercase – lowercase letters or they can match uppercase – uppercase letters. A great way for kids to practice letter differentiation. You don’t need to use all the alphabet sets. You can choose groups of letter cards that you’re working on with your kids.



You can also turn this activity into a competitive group game. Have two sets of file folders then have the kids compete to match all their ‘alphabet flip flops’. The group to finish the whole set without mistakes (or with the least amount of) wins the competition!


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Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



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These free printable rainy day counting mats for preschoolers are a great way to have your little ones practice counting to ten. The kids will love the fun rainy day friends featured on each counting mat, and you'll love all the skills covered in this simple, no-prep activity!


Rainy Day Counting MatsIf you're looking for an engaging math activity to present to your preschoolers this spring, look no further! These mats can teach one-to-one correspondence, counting to ten, number recognition, number formation, and even spelling and letter recognition. Since this activity can be prepped in just a few minutes, it's perfect for busy moms/teachers like you!

All you need to do to prepare this activity is print and laminate the pages. Gather some fun counters, gems, or even buttons. And you're all set!

While you don't have to laminate these counting mats, it will make them sturdier and help them stand up to busy little hands. If you prefer not to laminate your mats, you could just slip them into a write and wipe pocket.



There are so many ways to use these mats with your toddlers and preschoolers. They can choose a counting grid to start with. They will identify the number on the top right corner of the mat. Have them use gems or counters to cover the number.

You could also have them trace the number with markers if you'd prefer. Then, they'll use mini-erasers or gems to cover the raindrops at the top of the page and the raindrops in the ten-frame. Have them count aloud as they do this. It will be good practice for little ones.

Another way is to have them use letter magnets or letter beads to spell the number word at the bottom of the page. The goal here is letter recognition, not spelling.

For more preschool counting fun from Homeschool Preschool, be sure to check out the following free printables:

Counting Fun with Johnny Appleseed
Preschool Frog Math Game for Counting and Addition Practice
Bear-Themed Build the Number Preschool Counting Worksheets


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Tara is wife to Matt and homeschool momma of three. She has successfully homeschooled her oldest two and is currently homeschooling her youngest. Though her children are older, she is always looking for an opportunity to create educational activities and content for young learners. She blogs about homeschooling, preschool activities, and other educational topics at Homeschool Preschool.


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Kindergarten kids will love these high-frequency words sentence strip puzzles. These strips can be used in several ways depending on the level of your students. The added bonus of using these as puzzle activities is even more fun!



Print (and choose) as many strips as you need for the number of students in your class – choose the set you want for the level and ability of the students in your class. The Fry Sight Words included in this set are: a, about, all, an, and, are, as, at, be, been, but, by, called, can, come, could, day, did, do, down.
High-Frequency Words Sentence StripsThe best way to use these strips is to print the colored set on card stock and laminate them. You could also use a hole puncher to create a ring booklet with them. Each sentence includes a simple sentence structure along with a picture, then the second half of the strip includes the sight word. You could have the kids reading each word on the strip which is great for reading fluency and then find the matching sight word card they need to add to the strip. This encourages the kids to read and differentiate these important sight words. 

Another way you can use these strips is to print them out in greyscale or black and white (included in the set) and then have the kids cut and paste the sentences and matching sight words into their books!



You could also have these strips printed, laminated and then hung on a display board for the kids to read throughout the week or month. Or you could even use them to play a scavenger hunt game (hang the sight words around the room as the kids read the strip and find the matching sight word card). These strips are incredibly versatile!
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Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.


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Working on shapes with your preschoolers? Have them do these fun and interactive shape trace, sort, cut and paste activities. They are gorilla themed and will appeal to younger kids as they learn about zoo animals and their characteristics. They will trace the banana shapes at the bottom, then they will cut and paste to sort them into their correct columns. The best part about these printables? They are virtually no prep!



Print as many worksheets as you need for your set of students. Have colored crayons, pencils and scissors ready for each child on their tables as they prepare to work on these sheets.
Trace and Sort Shapes – Zoo ThemeWork on one sheet at a time – there are 3 worksheets which include the shapes triangle, oval, star, diamond, square, circle, heart, rectangle, and hexagon. There are 3 shapes on each worksheet. Instruct the students to use a colored marker or crayon to trace over each shape. They can color it in if they wish. They will then cut all the boxes and sort the shapes into the correct columns to ‘feed the gorilla’. Before they glue their pieces, check their columns to make sure they are correct. You can go ahead and hand out the remaining sheets once you’ve seen that they were able to complete the interactive sheets on their own.



These activities can be differentiated so you can use the shapes that your kids identify with and know. Use the activities you think will work with each student.

Another way you could use these is to laminate them. Place Velcro dots into the columns and have the kids trace with dry erase markers and sort the shapes!




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Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

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Arrrr! Let's get counting and skip-counting with the pirates! Here is a fun activity for the young ones to practice counting skills!



Pirate Themed Counting Activity
Learning activities, specifically counting activities, should be a fun experience for young children. Make counting fun for them during your pirate theme/unit with these free printables. Simply print and laminate and help the pirate to his ship by counting, arrrr!



Use a dry-erase marker to draw the "path" by counting to get to the pirate ship. Use the 1-10 counting sheet, skip counting by 2's or 5's, depending on the ability of the child and the skills you want to develop at this stage. Notice the path goes from left to right? It is the direction we read and write, making this a pre-writing activity as well.



Add real or play coins to the activity to count out the "path" to get to the ship. Coins and pirates go together, right? And, using coins adds a hands-on element to this counting activity to make it more fun, not to mention the fine motor skills it develops to stack small coins!

Picking up small items like coins calls for the pincer grip. The fine muscles used for the pincer grip are also used to grab a pencil when writing. This is an important skill to develop while doing other activities.

Counting, fine motor, and pre-writing skills in one fun activity with the pirates, arrrr! Fun learning indeed!



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Nadia from Teach Me Mommy
Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at a elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.



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Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these shape sorting activity with treasure boxes. Looking for a fun way to reinforce math shapes? This activity will have kids reading the name of the shape, identifying the matching objects on each card and then sorting the shape into the correct ‘treasure box’.


To prepare:

Print as many sets of these mats as you need. Laminate the mats or use dry erase pocket inserts for easy prep! Laminate the shape cards too, and have them ready in a plastic sleeve.
Shape Sort – Pirate Treasure BoxUse these mats to help kids develop number sense and strengthen their knowledge of shapes. They can be used in a number of ways. Have the kids sort the shape cards into the correct boxes. Another great way to use these mats is to print them out in black and white and have the kids cut and paste the shapes into the corresponding treasure boxes. You can do this by printing two pages on one landscape page. 


This pirate themed activity is perfect for kids who are interested in pirates and love the theme! You can definitely differentiate this activity by using the shape boxes that the kids are familiar with if you have kids who are not familiar with all the shapes.

This game can also be played as a group. It will be even more enjoyable to have a competitive game played between groups. Give each group the same mat and have the kids sort their shape cards all at the same time. The group who finishes first with the most number of sorted shapes wins the prize!




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Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



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