I know how much you all love play dough counting mats, so I have a new set for you (and three more coming out in the next week!). These free pirate play dough mats for numbers 1-10 are an excellent way to practice numeracy with your preschoolers and kindergarteners. With numerals, number words, ten-frame and a counting space, there are lots of ways to differentiate for all of your learners. They are great for your little ones to use while your ‘big’ kids are playing the pirate rounding game I shared a couple weeks ago.

– Life Over C's These free pirate play dough mats are amazing! They combine numbers, words, counting and ten-frames! So versatile.

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Pirate Counting Mats Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Gold Rocks/Manipulatives
  • Play Dough

To prep: Print and laminate the pirate play dough mats.

To use: We used our gold nuggets (you can also use small coins) to count out the number in our treasure chest and then again in the ten-frames at the bottom of the mat.

– Life Over C's These free pirate play dough mats are amazing! They combine numbers, words, counting and ten-frames! So versatile.

You can spell out the number word with your child and/or have them trace the letters with their finger.

Then create the numeral with play dough, trace with their fingers or a dry erase crayon.

There are so many ways that you can use them!

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– Life Over C's These free pirate play dough mats are amazing! They combine numbers, words, counting and ten-frames! So versatile.
– Life Over C's pirate number counting play dough mats for 1 to 10
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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. 

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  1. ARRRR! We think this activity is great learning and being a pirate too! Thank you for joining in with Pirates! Blog Hop on Peakle Pie!