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Summer Counting Mats

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If you’re looking for a simple way to combine summer and learning, don’t miss out on these summer counting mats. Great for early learnings to work on their counting skills. 

Just because your kids are on vacation, it doesn’t mean that the learning needs to stop. These math worksheets are a great way to make counting fun while enjoying the summer weather.

These summer counting mats are perfect for kids who are learning to count to 20.

We’ll be on a lighter summer schedule so that we can spend our afternoons outside but I do keep the basic subjects going while adding in some fun studies we didn’t get to in the year.

summer counting mats

I’m a big believer that little kids should start working on their numbers at a young age. This is because no matter how old they get, numbers are the one thing that is always going to stay the same.

Teaching your child to count to 20 is a simple way that you can instill math in their brains at a very young age. And the sooner that they learn how to count to 20, the sooner that they’ll learn how to count to 100 or 1000 or more. 

The great thing about these summer counting mats is that you can easily print them out and take them with you on your travels. That way, you can talk to the kids about all the different things that you can count on your travels down the road. 

Summer Counting Mats Supplies

You don’t need many supplies for these printable counting mats and the ones that you do need are listed below. 

  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Laminator/Sheet Protectors (optional)

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You can print these out and laminate them to make them sturdy. Alternatively, you could also place them in page protectors.

The first page includes counters that you can cut and use to add them to the various mats. Otherwise, you can use pom poms, math blocks, erasers or glass beads.

summer counting mats from 1 to 20

You can practice counting up to 20, but you can also use the mats for addition and subtraction. We like to switch it up a bit to keep it exciting and new. 

I like to ask my daughter, how many is 4 more than 5, and then she can count and then add on.

Or how much is 3 less than 8?

There’s so much you can do with counting mats.

Recommended Summer Books for kids

Bring summer into your home with these adorable summer books that your kids will love. Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean you have to stop reading.

It’s important in our house that we combine reading with learning activities because I think that they go hand in hand. 

If I can have the kids crack open and read a book, I feel very happy that they’re working their brains at the same time. 

 And Then Comes SummerAnd Then Comes Summer Summer is Here! A Beautiful Picture Book About SummerSummer is Here!  A Beautiful Picture Book About Summer Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream?Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream? The Berenstain Bears and Too Much VacationThe Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation

Don’t forget to get your free printable here! 

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Once you click on the link, the file will automatically download it to the download folder on your device.

More Summer Worksheets

Looking for even more summer learning worksheets? Check out these options below! 

Start working on those writing skills with these summer tracing worksheets for helping pre-writers get control of the fine motor skills.

Summer Tracing Worksheets

Summer Counting Cards and Puzzles

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