Pumpkins, squirrels, leaves, mushrooms, and MORE! The Fall Theme Preschool Number Tracing Worksheets feature EVERYTHING fall! They’re warm, cute, and cozy- just like your favorite fall sweater. Your students will love counting and building numbers 1-20 on the free preschool printable. The simple printable offers free math practice that will benefit your students well into the next season!

#### Counting Worksheet Supplies:

• Paper
• Pencil
• Crayons or Markers

## Learning About Numbers 1 to 20:

##### COUNTING with preschoolers

COUNTING IS A CRUCIAL PREREQUISITE SKILL IN MATH. STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO COUNT FLUENTLY TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND MORE COMPLEX CONCEPTS.

When paired with lots of oral counting, preschool number worksheets help students form concrete understandings about numbers, digits, and quantities.

I always begin the year by thinking of the transition times where I want to incorporate counting. Maybe before or after a Math lesson, while lining up, before or after serving snacks, etc.

When I am consistent with the routine, the students make sure it’s not forgotten! We may begin by counting 1-5, then 1-10, and so on. The beauty of oral counting is that you can build on it all year long.

Each printable number tracing worksheet provides FIVE opportunities for children to learn and understand each digit. Your students can:

• Identify/name the number
• Trace it on handwriting lines
• Find the number in a grid mixed with other numbers
• Count (and color) a group of objects related to the number
• Make the number on a blank ten frame

## What Do Free Number Tracing Worksheets Teach?

##### DEVELOP NUMBER SENSE WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNERS

WORKING WITH EACH NUMBER IN MULTIPLE WAYS HELPS STUDENTS DEVELOP CONCRETE UNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT NUMBERS (NUMBER SENSE).

These Fall number writing worksheets are so versatile! You can adapt the preschool/kindergarten worksheets to suit all of your students’ skill levels. Keep these questions in mind:

• Is your number greater/less than ten?
• How many more ten frame squares do you need to fill to make ten?
• Can you make the same number on the ten frame in a different way?
• Does this numeral look similar to/different than other numerals?

## How Can I Help Preschoolers Develop Number Sense?

Preschoolers thrive with hands-on math activities that engage all of their senses. You can help them develop great number sense by incorporating some of these activities:

## Compare Numbers

Take opportunities to talk about which number is bigger/smaller. Use math terms like greater than/less than, or more/less. You can even do it at snack time!

## Number Line

Refer to number lines often. Practice oral counting while pointing to each number, or search and find specific numbers on the number line. Dot-to-dots are essentially number lines that create a picture!

## Subitize

Subitizing is the ability to look at a set of objects (often dots) and determining the number in the set without counting. Children develop this skill by rolling dice or looking at dot cards.

## Use Manipulatives

Use a variety of manipulatives as much as possible. Children can place counters on a ten frame, count groups of plastic bears/frogs/etc., or they can use playdough to form the shapes of the numerals.

## Count Orally

Give your students lots of opportunities to gain counting fluency by…counting! Count forwards, backward, and skip count as often as possible.

## How To Use The Free Printable Number Worksheets

##### LEARNING NUMBERS with preschoolers and KINDERGARTENERS

THE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS COMPLEMENT YOUR FALL-THEMED PRESCHOOL MATH ACTIVITIES.

All you need to do is scroll to the bottom of the post to find the free printable number 1-20 worksheets.

Keep some dry erase markers handy if you want your child to trace the numbers on laminated number tracing worksheets 1 to 20.

Your child can build numbers on the ten frames with objects, or they can draw a circle in each square to represent it on each ten frame.

### Sequencing Cards

Use the number pages to practice ordering numbers. See if your child can put the numbers in order from 1 to 20.

### Create a Book

Encourage students to complete each page with their best work. Then, laminate and assemble the pages into a number reference book.

### Number Matching

Print double sets of the free printable preschool number worksheets and use them in a game of memory match.

### Skip Counting Cards

Introduce and practice skip counting by 2s or 5s by pulling all of the other numbers and laying out the skip counting sequences.

### Oral Counting Skills

Use the math worksheets to encourage and practice oral counting on each 10 frame, or with each set of pictures.

### Play a Game

Create a game by placing the preschool worksheets upside down. Children can flip over a page and name the number, trace it with their finger, or count it on the 10 frame.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
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.