I’m in full homeschool planning mode so we all know that everyone is preparing the kids to go back to school if they already haven’t returned. I like making my own math worksheets for kids because I can make them prettier and more appealing to my kids. Isn’t that half the fun of homeschooling? Being able to tap into your own creativity a bit and see what else you can discover to teach and interact with for your children. Another great option is these Back to School Counting Mats. They really are fun and educational!
Being a planner, I also like to follow different themes, even though we’re working on the same skills. It makes it look like a new idea because we use a different theme and keeps things interesting.
Part of keeping their attention is finding new ways to make it constantly interesting!
You can use counters, pom poms or candy to place on top of the images for the Back to School Counting Mats and that’s what my daughter likes to do as she practices counting. She then uses a bingo dabber or you could use a dot marker to fill in the circle in the numbers, which is absolutely her favorite part.
Back to School Counting Mats
Counting Mat Supplies
Make certain that you find a good printer for your homeschooling needs! I love our printer, it’s such a workhorse and it also copies and scans, perfect for any homeschool mom.
It’s HP Instant Ink enabled and that saves me a ton in ink and I can print to my heart’s content.
To extend the activity, read these amazing back to school books and you can create own crafts from these books, one of my favorite activities. Fill out an about me printable to capture where your kids are at the start of the year and compare it to the end.
I love looking back through their old work to see how they’ve progressed. Be sure to capture some first-day school photos as a keepsake.
More Back to School Printable Learning Activities
- Back to School Math Worksheets for Grade 2
- Back to School Addition Puzzles
- Back to School Lacing Cards