The 4th of July may be over, but summer is still in full swing where we are. Our family is having a blast with STEM activities for kids, but we also want to make sure we don’t suffer from the dreaded summer slide.
To help my little one prepare for preschool next year, I created these fun popsicle counting clip cards that she can use to play with and learn her numbers from 1-10.
If your child loves this activity, check out our list of Summer Worksheets for Kids for more.
You can also use these cards in your own house. I’ve included the cards as a printable freebie that you can use in your own homeschool, classroom, or just for fun.
We like to laminate our clip cards to make them sturdier, but you can also just print them onto regular cardstock paper. I don’t recommend printing them on regular paper if you don’t plan to laminate them, however, as the paper will tear after a few clips.
The fun popsicles are perfect for warmer weather and the large numbers are easy for everyone to identify!
If you love this activity, be sure to check out these Camping Tracing Worksheets.
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Popsicle Counting Clip Cards Supplies
- Cardstock paper
- Laminating pouches
How to use the Counting Clip Cards
We printed our cards onto cardstock paper, cut them into quarters, then laminated them. I then had my preschooler count the number of popsicles on each sheet and point to the correct number.
She doesn’t really know her numbers yet, so this activity is perfect for introducing numbers for the first time. She really liked being able to clip the clothespin right onto the cards and had a blast pretending to eat the popsicles on each card.
Recommended Popsicle Books for Kids
Have you tried making your own popsicles? They can much more nutritious than the store bought ones and you can cater them to your picky eaters taste buds.
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about InventionsThe Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson’s Famous Frozen TreatFor the Love of Popsicles: Naturally Delicious Icy Sweet Summer Treats from A-ZPops!: Icy Treats for Everyone
If you don’t have any clothespins, you can place rocks or other small objects over the correct answer, or just point like my preschooler did at first. These cards are a fun way to make math for preschoolers fun!
We will definitely still be using these cards well into the school year! After all, popsicles are good any time of year!