Counting Grid

Use the supplied counting grid to assist your child with identifying and quantifying numerals. This activity encourages children to develop an understanding of one-to-one correspondence. You can create your own counting grid using a marker and paper or by gluing bottle caps to a piece of cardboard. For younger children start with a counting grid of five and progress to ten. Feel free to get creative using found objects at home! 

Home Lesson One 

  1. Print and laminate the supplied counting grid printable
  2. Source 15 similar objects such as pebbles, buttons, pom poms, or beads and place them in a bowl or container to your left if you are using the counting grid of five
  3. Source 55 similar objects and place them in a bowl or container to your left if you are using the counting grid of ten
  4. Take one object from the bowl on your left and count “one”
  5. Repeat for “two” and “three”
  6. Invite your child to take a turn
  7. For younger children begin with the counting grid of five and then progress to the counting grid of ten

Downloadable Printables

Supplied Printables

  1. Counting Grid

 

Download printable

Curriculum Area

Mathematics

Age Group

2-6 years

Aims

  • Identifying the numerals one through ten 
  • Quantifying the numerals one through ten 
  • Develop an understanding of one-to-one correspondence 
  • Develop an understanding of sequencing numbers 
  • Fine motor skills

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