These Space Counting Mats are a great way to help your early learning count with confidence. Not only do they help with math and number skills, but they’re also spaced themes which are super fun!
This is a great activity for preschool learners to work on building their confidence and counting skills. And when you can combine the awesomeness of outer space, you should do so every time! You’ll love these other fun space activities for kids.
We used these space counting mats for the kids and they were a hit every time. We used pom poms and other markers for our learning fun and the kids had a blast varying it up.
Use this as is or pair it up with a fun lesson on our astronauts or space exploration. Because this is one topic and subject that the kids are going to love!
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Space Counting Mats
There are so many fun things that you can do with these number mats. They’re easy to print out and use at home but you can also print and take them with you on road trips or outdoor learning as well.
Since so many lessons can be taught outside of the four walls, there’s no reason that you can’t use these mats for all sorts of learning fun.
Supplies needed for these Space Counting Mats
- Cotton balls or Pom Pom Balls
- Anything else you want to use as a marker or counter
Recommended Space Books for Kids
Don’t forget to pair up some great space books with these space counting mats! These are just a few of our favorite space books but there are so many other great choices out there!
You can easily snuggle up and read these before bedtime or add them in to your lesson plan for the day.
National Geographic Readers: Planets8 Little PlanetsSuper Cool Space Facts: A Fun, Fact-filled Space Book for KidsThere’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Practice your letters with this fun Space Letter Writing Mats.
How to Use These Space Counting Mats
These counting mats are so simple to use! As you can see from the picture below, once you print them out, you just have to fill in the number and get started!
These Space Counting Mats just need to be printed. Once done, you write a number in the box and have the kids use the pom poms or cotton balls and fill in the squares below.
It’s really as simple as that!
If you are planning a road trip with your little one, check out these Road Trip Activities for Toddlers!
Recommended Space Toys
Why stop with counting mats and books? Add in some of these awesome space toys so that your child can really have a wide variety of space activities!
4M 3427 Solar System Planetarium – DIY Glow In The Dark Astronomy Planet Model Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & BoysDIY 5D Diamond Painting Kits for Adults Kids Space Full Drill Round Diamond Gem Art Beads Painting for Kids Perfect for Home Wall Decor(Canvas Size:16x20inch/40x50cm)Imagination Generation Space Adventure Roarin’ Rocket Play Tent with Milky Way Storage Bag – Indoor/Outdoor Children’s Astronaut Spaceship Playhouse, Great for Ball Pit Balls and Pretend PlayReliBeauty Boys Girls Kids Children Astronaut Role Play Costume, Orange, 8Solar Robot Toys 7 in 1 STEM Learning Kits Educational Space Moon Exploration Fleet Building Experiment Toys DIY Solar Power Science Gift for Kids Aged 8-12Telescope for Kids Beginners Adults, 70mm Astronomy Refractor Telescope with Adjustable Tripod – Perfect Telescope Gift for Kids
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More Space Activities
If you enjoyed this space activity, here are a few others for you to try!