What is it about little chicks that every kid wants to play with one? My kids have been asking to incubate eggs, so that we can hatch chicks. In our very urban area. Probably not going to happen… These cute chick counting cards for numbers 1-10 come incubator-free. Mess-free. Noise-free. Unless you count the noises that the kids are going to make while they enjoy counting with them. I created these as part of the A-Z Busy Bags series being hosted by Teach Me Mommy. We’re having fun with the letter ‘E’ for erasers.
Materials needed for Chick Counting Cards:
Paper and/or card stock
To prep: Print and laminate the chick counting cards (download below).
To use: Have your child cover the pictures of the chicks on the counting cards with the correct number of chick mini-erasers.
We love mini-erasers. They are the perfect little math manipulative! Every time Target has new ones in their Dollar Spot, I grab a couple bags. If you miss out on getting these from Target you can get this set from Amazon with lots of different Easter themed erasers.
These cards are perfect to new learners who are not ready for independent counting. The kids simply cover each chick picture on the card as they are counting. That way they know when to stop for each number.
I like to slip our counting cards into a quart-sized Ziploc bag for easy storage. Plus, it makes it super easy to pull out to use as a busy bag when I need my preschooler to work independently (or, at least, more independently.)
We’ve used counting cards several times and though she isn’t ready to count yet, she is starting to get the hang of the matching concept of putting the objects on the pictures.
You can find all of our counting cards here.
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