I know you know that I love printables! But sometimes, an activity comes to mind that I don’t want to take the time to create a printable for or that I already have in printable format, but want the experience to be different for my daughter. That is exactly what inspired these DIY Ocean Clip Cards for Counting. We already have an awesome set of counting and matching ocean clips cards from our Ocean Mega Pack, but since Shiloh needs lots of practice counting and improving fine motor skills creating these ocean clip cards with the cute stickers we had was a great alternative!

These DIY Ocean Clip Cards for counting will be perfect for a preschool ocean theme! Practice counting to 6 and work on fine-motor skills with an activity you can make in less than five minutes.

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials Needed for DIY Ocean Clip Cards

  • Colored Paper
  • Ocean Themed Stickers
  • Clothespins
  • Marker
These DIY Ocean Clip Cards for counting will be perfect for a preschool ocean theme! Practice counting to 6 and work on fine-motor skills with an activity you can make in less than five minutes.

To prep: Cut the blue card stock into six pieces by cutting in half the long way and then in thirds across.

These DIY Ocean Clip Cards for counting will be perfect for a preschool ocean theme! Practice counting to 6 and work on fine-motor skills with an activity you can make in less than five minutes.

Draw a grid on the bottom portion of the card. Depending on the skill level of your child, you can make two, three or four boxes. I choose three for this set.

Use one box to write the correct answer and any remaining boxes to write other number options.

You can choose sequential numbers, numbers with similar shapes such as 5/2, 7/1, 9/6, 8/0. Each option focuses on a slightly different skill.

These DIY Ocean Clip Cards for counting will be perfect for a preschool ocean theme! Practice counting to 6 and work on fine-motor skills with an activity you can make in less than five minutes.

Shiloh isn’t ready for making number choices yet, so after pointing and counting on the finished cards, we point out the matching number.

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Planning for an Ocean Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your OCEAN THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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