Spring Counting Mats are a great way to get the kids excited about Spring AND counting!
Yes, spring is in the air finally here in Ontario. I’m so glad that the snow is melting, I’m ready for winter to be over. My daughter has moved beyond counting to ten ages ago so I thought I better move my counting mats up along with her as well. My kids love math worksheets but we also try to mix in hands-on activities as well.
Count up to 20 with these spring counting mats. These are the perfect way to introduce the first 20 numbers to your early learner.
I can’t wait to start running again, this winter has kept us cooped up inside, we had a tea party outside yesterday. My daughter was so thrilled to be outside without her shoes or jacket.
If you love this activity, see our list of fun Spring Printable for Kids.
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Spring Counting Mats
Thank goodness that Spring is here! While we love the beauty of the snow, I’m over the cold weather and all that comes with it, too. There isn’t anything better than seeing the sun shining a bit longer and hearing the birds chirp, right?
And to kick off one of our favorite seasons, we always like to break out these fun counting mats. Full of fun spring pictures and a simple way to count, the kids will be gearing up to put on their rain boots and get outside fast!
Be certain to check out our Bug Counting Mats as well!
Recommended Counting Toys for Kids
Choosing the right toys in the early stages of kids is very important. That is why we should decide to pick the ones that can spark interest and learning. Below are some of our recommended toys that can help your kids learn counting even at an early stage.
STREET WALK Frog Balance Counting Toys Cool Math Games, Fun, Educational Children’s GiftKenley Counting Ladybugs -Montessori Counting Toys for Toddlers -Wooden Educational Learning ToyABCaptain Counting Animals Matching Game with Sorting Cups, Color Classification and Sensory Training PreschoolRainbow Counting Bears With Matching Sorting Cups (67 Pcs Set) + FREE Storage BagGEMEM Wooden Montessori Math Counting Hundred Board Toys, 1-100 Consecutive NumbersSmall Foot Wooden Toys Counting Sticks Math Aid
Spring Counting Mats Supplies
Here is the list of supplies that you’ll need to get started!
- Printer (I love my Brother Printer but a color one would be nice)
- Counters ie. pom poms or counting chips (optional)
- Dot markers (optional)
If you don’t have the counters, I created some for you which you can cut out and place in the ten frames as your child counts. My daughter prefers to use our bingo dabbers in the ten frames and likes to place pom poms on the numbers.
Recommended Spring Books for Kids
Pull out your favorite spring books to get your kids excited about spring. I know I’m looking forward to all of this snow melting.
We always change up our reading material for the seasons and spring books are so much fun!
Help your kids count up to 20 or use the counting mats for addition and subtraction as well. I like to say things like what is two more than 15 or what is 5 less than 19? So they can build 19 first and then subtract the 5 or figure it out on their own.
My son loved trying to figure it out in his head first and then would just build the answer.
You can also see my Bug Counting Cards and Puzzles.
Once you click on the link, the file will automatically download to the download’s folder on your device.
More spring printables
Free Spring Printable Pack for Tot, PreK & Kindergarten by 3 Dinosaurs
Free Spring Printables for Preschool by Homeschool Preschool
More Spring Season Activities From Other Bloggers
Spring Wreath from Flash Bugs Studio
Pasta Flower Pictures from Play and Learn Everyday
Spring Tree Coloring Page from Mama Smiles
DIY Clay Spring Flower Garland from Adventures of Adam
DIY Spring Apron-Easy to Sew from Living Ideas
Spring Sensory Bin from Sugar Aunts
Spring Butterfly Craft from Books and Giggles
Spring Learning-Fraction Flowers from Teach Beside Me
Craft Stick Flower Garden from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Bird Nest from Tuff Spot Play
Adult Flower Coloring Pages from Kiddy Charts