The first two digit number that children learn to count to is 10. We take the number 1 and add a 0 to the end, presto, we get a 10. Once children can count to 10 they can successfully count the number or fingers and toes on their body. These free printable number 10 worksheets are a great way to learn about the number with your kindergarteners

Number recogntion worksheets all about the number 10.

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Number Worksheet Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Dot Markers
  • Crayons
  • Pencil
  • Colored Pencils

As parents and teachers, it’s important for us to make learning about numbers fun. This is a Kindergarten math skill that needs repetition, hands on activities, and lots of real life examples. And guess what? We are giving you FREE math worksheets!

I made the Free Printable Number 10 Worksheets for Tracing and Number Recognition to cover all of those bases with ease. The number tracing worksheets include all facets of the Number 10 from recognition and formation to counting and grouping. Now you can get out there and do the not-so-simple work of teaching!

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How to Teach Number Recognition:



Number recognition is a loaded concept, in my opinion! We can’t just show students a flashcard with each number on it and, Boom!, they know their numbers.

“Knowing” a number means more than just recognizing the numeral. It means naming it effortlessly, picking it from a group of other numbers, counting to it, counting back from it, and matching it with the correct quantity.

Clearly, your students are going to need a bit of repetition and meaningful practice before they really master number writing, recognition, and counting.

That is why I love these printable number 10 tracing worksheets! Your students will get opportunities to explore the Number 10 in a variety of ways until they reach automaticity in recognizing/naming/writing/counting.

The number worksheet can be used throughout your day in a “number” of ways!

  • Morning work
  • Math lesson
  • Math center
  • Homework
  • Early finishers

In addition to learning to count, the free printable worksheets help children develop other foundational math skills.

Take the learning beyond number formation by posing questions about numbers as you explore them.

  • What kinds of lines make number 10? (curved/straight/both)
  • Can you show 10 on your fingers? Can you show it on one hand/two hands?
  • Is 10 greater than/less than 5? How do you know?
  • Are there groups of 10 in our classroom?
  • What is your favorite number? Why?

How Can Kids Build Number Sense?



Simple number worksheets for kindergarten help build number sense because they allow children to work with numbers in a variety of ways, from naming and writing the number to counting and comparing it.

Here are some skills the free number tracing worksheets will build in your students:

  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Counting fluency (forward and backward)
  • Fine motor skills
  • Correct number formation
  • Number comparisons
  • Grouping

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Numbers?

Printable number worksheets give ample opportunities to explore different facets of each number. This is an important step on the journey toward solid number sense and the ability to move on to complex math skills.

Develops Automaticity

When the process of identifying 10 takes up time and becomes laborious, it makes it difficult for a child to solve problems then move beyond and add 10+2 or subtract 10-5. Repeated practice on math worksheets results in a strong number sense that is necessary later.

Enhances Handwriting

Writing numbers is difficult for children. Their hand muscles are still developing and they are still learning writing vocabulary, like straight line, curved line, start at the top/middle/bottom. Every chance to practice writing numbers or spelling out number names makes formation easier the next time.

Improves Number Sense

Knowing that 10 is greater than 1, or less than 20, is an important piece of understanding numbers. As children learn to identify numbers on a number line in sequence, they begin to make important comparisons and understand quantity.

Teaches Grouping

Counting groups of objects or matching a number with a group helps kids begin to “subitize,” or be able to recognize a group of 10 without actually counting each singular object. Subitizing is an important math skill because it takes away the labor of counting each group every time.

“My multi-aged group loved this even more than I thought they would! “

My kiddos love this! I use it for early finishers or in the morning while they are staggering in during breakfast. They are very engaged and enjoy playing!

What’s Included in the Number 10 Free Worksheets Set?

How To Use The Number 5 Traceable Worksheets

How to Use the Printable Math Worksheets

  • Choose your option below to get the printable pack.
  • Just print the packet, then decide how to use the pages.

Using the Number Writing Worksheets

There are tons of potential ways to use the Number 10 tracing number worksheet. It’s up to you!

Kids love adding manipulatives and games. And teachers love readymade activities! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Laminate the tracing printable for write/wipe number practice.
  • Add a die or number cards to turn it into a game.
  • Print, staple, and use the packet for everyday review.
Free kindergarten number worksheets for the number 10.

Counting Mats

Use any page with a large number image as a mat where students count small objects onto it, or place them into the ten frame.

Sequence Cards

Download more numbers 1-20 to create a set of large sorting cards. Students can place them sequentially, or backwards, and then practice oral counting.

Small Group

Use any of the pages to reinforce the entire number with a small group that needs review. You can easily practice ID, formation, and counting on one page.

Focus Skills

For Number Worksheets:

visual discrimination visual scanning working memory partner play Language Development cognitive sorting counting hand-eye coordination
Free printable worksheets for the number 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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