We love snow at our house. My kids get giddy when even a few snowflakes fall. Unfortunately, this year the snow came with literally frigid temperatures. We don’t even want to go outside, let alone play in the snow. So instead of playing outside in the snow, we’re having fun with some exciting snow themed activities. These Snowman Math Counting Grids definitely made my kids a little happier about missing out on the real stuff.
Snowman Math Counting Grids
Materials Needed for the Snowman Counting Grid Games
I got my snowman mini erasers in the Target Dollar Spot, during the Christmas season. If you didn’t happen to grab them, or couldn’t find them these are a fabulous alternative. Other options are to use snowman buttons, snowflake buttons, or white pom poms.
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To Prepare the Snowman Counting Grid Games: Print the file found below. Laminate the counting grids.
This set comes with 3 grids. One for each of the following: 10, 20 & 100.
I also included both color and black and white versions.
We love using our giant foam dice for math activities! They are so much fun to roll AND they are quieter than normal dice, so they don’t disturb the other kids. For kids who are just starting to learn numbers, they can use the traditional 1-6 die and for kids who need more of a challenge counting, use the 1-12 or 1-20 dice.
How To Use the Snowman Counting Grid Games: Roll the dice and place that number of snowmen on the spaces of the grid. Let your child decide where to place them. There is no right or wrong way to use the grid.
We’ve had fun using the dice alone and counting the snowmen and also using the ten-frame by itself to practice counting all the way to 10.
Right now we are working on reinforcing one-to-one correspondence, so I am having Shiloh touch each snowman in the ten-frame and on the dice as she counts them. Otherwise she gets a little ahead of herself and starts counting with ‘2’ instead of ‘1’!
Additional Ways you can use the Snowman Counting Grid Games:
One-to-one correspondence- teaches the child that each snowman is “1”.
Addition- all of the numbers rolled “add” up to the total number (you can also use 2 dice and add the numbers together on each turn. This would be especially great on the 100 Grid.
Subtraction- start with the counting grid full of snowmen. With each roll “subtract” that number of snowmen from the grid.