Need a fun and hands-on way to get counting with your kids this school year? Get the year started right with these back to school math worksheets for kids. These back to school counting cards and puzzles are another way to get your kids counting, make learning fun.
School can seem nerve-wracking for young kids so making the transition from summer to school can be done in a fun and encouraging way rather than a nervous event. As the parent and teacher, think outside the box in ways that you can encourage your child to have fun while learning at the same time.
Make school sound exciting, get them involved with lunch and snack prep and get their input and what they’d like. Involve them and it won’t seem so bad as they head back to school. Anything you can do to help them relax and feel comfortable and confident is key. Children look to their parents for guidance and support, so keep that in mind as you are preparing for your homeschooling year.
If you are looking for fun ways to incorporate learning, these Back to School Counting Card and Puzzles are the perfect way to help!
Back to School Counting Cards and Puzzles
You can cut up the counting cards and use clothespins to attach it to the correct answer or you can leave them as is and have them place a counter over the correct answer. My daughter loves to use pom poms to do so, but you can also use glass beads for blocks. Again, involve your child in whatever they think is fun!
The puzzles should be printed on card stock to ensure that they are sturdy and easier to handle. These back to school printables have a monster and animal theme going on so they’re bright and fun.
Once they are printed, you can store them in a Ziploc bag so that they can be reused. That’s why I like to laminate them and it keeps them sturdy. My daughter hates it when they curl up. (secretly, I do, too!)
To extend the activity, grab these cool back to school books from the library and read them with your kids. Talk about setting up a school routine and schedule to get them used to a new schedule. It’s not going to happen overnight but if you stick with it, it will happen. Have them pack their own backpacks and take ownership of their school prep.