Did you grab all the mini erasers that Target has been selling in their Bullseye playground the last few months? I sure did! So many fun choices! It’s been hard to keep up with making printables to go along with all the different mini erasers, but I’m working on it! These free printable gumball mini eraser counting grids for preschool are a super fun way to work on counting skills and fine motor with your preschoolers. (I even included a Spanish version in case you need those!)
Printable Mini Eraser Counting Games for Preschoolers
These printable mini eraser counting games for preschoolers are a great way to tie math and fine motor skills together.
My daughter loves all of my mini erasers and is always looking for a reason to raid my stash. I have seriously lost track of how many different mini erasers we have.
This bubblegum mini eraser is a great way to work on her counting skills while she 100% feels like she is playing. Because no way is she doing any ‘work’ for me right now…. #mindofherown
So as soon as these came off the printer, I sent them through the laminator before she could even see them.
Because there is no way I would let her use one of our activities without laminating first. (And because everything we do now gets sent to our daycare preschool room and no way is a piece of paper going to survive more than five minutes with all those kids!)
I mean, I use HP Instant Ink to save a ton of money, but I hate having to print activities a bunch of times just because I didn’t get it laminated before the kids “love” on it.
Anyway, enough about our laminating issues… these printables are perfect for building preschool counting skills and even work great with kindergarteners and first graders who are working on counting to 100.
Mini Eraser Counting Activities
Grab your bubblegum mini erasers to pair with these preschool counting grids!
If you didn’t find bubblegum mini erasers at your local Target when they were available, you can substitute with pom poms, counting chips, or other math manipulatives that you have on hand. There’s no need to skip enjoying this activity just because you couldn’t find the mini erasers.
Mini erasers are great for working on fine motor skills with your preschoolers without them even realizing they are working.
My daughter loved playing candy store with all the bubblegum machines!
Spanish Counting Games for Preschool
Many schools are adding Spanish into the curricula in early elementary, so I also included a Spanish version for you to use.
This is perfect for math centers in Spanish immersion schools and classrooms or even if you just want to introduce your kids to another language.
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How can I use Grid Games for Preschool?
Grid games are a great way to build counting skills with preschoolers.
Use the included cube inserts with our favorite differentiated instruction cubes to create super fun bubblegum machine dice. Use the 1-3 die with the counting to 10 and counting to 20 games. Use the 1-6 die with the counting to 100 grid game.
Simply roll the dice and let your preschoolers count the correct number of bubblegum mini erasers to place on the counting grid. Continue until the grid is filled.
Ways to Use Grid Games for Preschool
Use the Bubblegum grid games to work on several preschool math skills.
- One-to-one correspondence
- Simple addition
Extend the learning with these simple tips:
- Use a larger die, such as a 12-sided or 20-sided die from our favorite Learning Resources foam dice set to count larger numbers.
- Use a double-dice to work on addition skills.
- Start with grid game filled with mini erasers and remove the correct number of mini erasers with every roll of the die to work on subtraction skills.
Grab some fun candy themed toys to create a fun candy shop theme for your preschoolers!
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