If you teach preschool or kindergarten, you KNOW that six is a tricky number! Ever wonder what it is about six that just makes it so hard to remember? Is it the similarity to nine? Yes! I don’t know about you, but many of my students need to see, say, build, write, and repeat this tricky little digit over and over and over. And over. Then there’s a weekend/holiday/sickness and we begin again!

Allow me to help with this amazing resource! The Free Printable Number 6 Worksheets for Tracing and Number Recognition give your kids all of the practice they need to absolutely master tricky six. All you need to do is print the pages and decide how you want to use them with your class, or maybe even with just a few learners.

– Life Over C's Kindergarten math worksheets for number 6

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Number 6 Worksheets Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Writing Utensils
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Counting Manipulatives

Teaching Number Recognition:


Kindergarten math is crammed with important concepts for children to then build on in later years. Number recognition is one of those concepts that demands mastery and fluency before kids can easily move on to more complex tasks, like adding and subtracting.

While recognizing the correct number is important, it also includes understanding how to count to that number, how to recognize groups of objects in that quantity, and how to correctly write the number.

The Number 6 Tracing Worksheet gives children valuable and varied practice with all of those important skills! This is no ordinary math worksheet.

Pair these free number tracing worksheets with counters or math manipulatives to create exciting hands-on experience with numbers in addition to handwriting practice.

The number worksheets for kindergarten could fit into your day a lot of different ways:

  • Small Group
  • Math Center
  • Morning Work
  • Whole Group
  • Homework

Get the most bang for your buck by posing thoughtful questions as your students learn numbers on the number line:

  • Can you show 6 on your fingers? How many hands do you need to show 6?
  • Does 6 have curved lines or straight?
  • Do you see any groups of 6 in the classroom?
  • Is 6 larger than 10 or smaller? How do you know?

What Math Skills Do Kindergarteners Learn?


The free printable worksheets help children develop many skills beyond just naming each number. Your students will also improve:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Counting fluency
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Discerning specific numbers from others
  • Comparisons

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Numbers?

Learning to recognize numbers and count fluently are key math skills. They set the foundation for all future math skills, from adding and subtracting to multiplying and dividing.

Develops Number Sense

Number sense is the ability to see how numbers relate to quantities, and how quantities/numbers relate to each other. It also includes being able to manipulate numbers, like breaking up a group of 10 into 4 and 6. The stronger a child’s number sense, the easier math will be for them.

Improves Counting Fluency

When children count accurately with ease, they can move on to more complex types of counting. Kindergarten students should eventually move on to skip counting by 10s, and 5s, and even counting backward. The more fluently students can count, the easier tasks like addition and subtraction are.

Enhances Subitizing

Subitizing is the ability to look quickly at a group of objects/dots and know what quantity it represents. Subitizing is an important skill because it omits the labor of having to count each and every set encountered. It takes practice and repetition for students to be able to do this.

Develops Automaticity

It’s important to be able to recognize numbers as quickly as possible. When it is slow and laborious to get to the name of a number, anything coming after that will be hard. Number recognition worksheets give children the repetition necessary to develop automaticity with naming numerals with ease.

“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 6 Worksheets Set?

How To Use The Activity:

There are a lot of different ways to implement the printable number worksheets into your day.

You can laminate any of the pages for write-wipe number writing practice, staple the packet together, and work on it throughout the week, or choose to give your students one page at a time.

Extend the Activity:

Math Game

Kids love games! Turn any page into a game by adding a die to roll or a deck of number cards. Roll/draw a number and find it on the grid, or roll/draw until you get the number on the tracing page, then trace it!

Counting Mat

The large do-a-dot pages make great counting mats. Just laminate, then give the students counters or small erasers to count each quantity onto the correct number mat.

Number Posters

Download my set of numbers 1-20. Pick your favorite page to display as a poster on the wall or at the math center.


Tracing printables is probably best when they are laminated to use over and over. It takes a lot of repetition to master number formation, so you might as well save paper and turn it into write/wipe boards.

Sequencing Cards

Use any of the pages as large sequencing cards. Children can place the pieces of paper in order on the floor, creating a floor number line. Then, they can hop and count forward and/or backward.

Get Moving

Encourage students to count up to each number on the number tracing worksheet. They can add hops/jumps/skips or other body movements to get moving and keep learning engaging and fun.

Focus Skills

For Tracing Number Worksheet:

visual discrimination visual scanning working memory partner play Language Development cognitive sorting counting hand-eye coordination
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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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