I am obsessed with mini erasers. I have almost 100 different kinds and can’t resist all the new ones at Target. Best of all kids love mini erasers too! Kids of all ages will enjoy playing with these star mini erasers as they dive into the activity mats to help your kids learn how to count. These star mini eraser counting grids for preschool are easy to prepare and even easier to use. This activity will provide your kids hours of fun learning and using their fine motor skills to use mini star erasers into their right spot while counting to 10, 20 and 100. The bonus? These star mini eraser grids come in English and Spanish!
The colorful mini erasers help your kids stay engaged and encouraged to make color patterns and count to the number on each counting grid. This activity is super easy to differentiate by choosing the number that best suits the skills of your kids.
With these star mini eraser grids, your children will dive right in to learn how to count to ten, twenty and even one hundred in both English and Spanish.
Encouraging your preschooler to learn a second language during this stage of childhood will help them retain this information longer and motivate them to learn a second language later on in life.
Why Use Counting Grids?
Using these star mini eraser counting grids is a stress-free way to get your young kids to learn how to count. While counting may seem like something you can easily memorize, it’s not always easy for every kid.
That’s why using counting grids is an important step in educating young kids. These grids make it easier to provide an activity for your visual learners while motivating your kids to learn how to count up to one hundred.
These star mini eraser grids go a step above regular counting grids in that they’re themed with stars making them a more enticing activity for kids who struggle with motivation in learning. Most kids learn best when they have a visual and hands-on activity to learn something new. That’s why I love featuring these counting grids on my site, each has a different theme that’s perfect for any kid to enjoy.
As you continue using these star mini eraser grids, you’ll find that your kids’ master counting as you work to expand upon this to use the star mini eraser grids to teach basic math skills.
What else can I use Star Mini Eraser Grids for?
These star mini eraser grids can be used to help your kids explore patterns. As your kids master the ability to count up to one hundred they can also follow the colors on the counting mat to build a pattern.
Don’t have the mini erasers? You can use colored pom poms or counting chips instead.
How do I prepare these star mini eraser grids?
Print and laminate.
Seriously though, these are some of the easiest activities to prepare.
Simply print and laminate the activity sheets. Then cut apart the dice inserts.
If you don’t have a laminator at home, you can use dry-erase pockets over each counting grid to keep them safe..
I highly recommend some form of protection over your printed counting grids is to make certain nothing is spilled or written all over your mini eraser counting activity.
Laminate or protect the activity with a dry-erase pocket, so that you don’t need to print and re-print the activities every time the kids crumple it up while working on counting up to one hundred in both English and Spanish.
Using star mini erasers on these counting grids will help your young kids learn to count to one hundred with ease.
Start with the 10 Counting grid and work your way through the Count to 20 grid and the 100 counting grid.
Whether you want them to count in English, Spanish or both, you’ll have hours of educational fun with these adorable mats. It’s best to print the mats out in color so that your kids can easily match up the colors with the star mini erasers on each counting grid mat.
I highly recommend you purchase some star mini erasers to work with these counting grids, as they are star themed and besides, mini erasers provide endless hours of fun!
The erasers I used were found at Target during the summer of 2019, but there are also similar options online.
What can I use instead of mini erasers?
Not ready to invest in mini erasers for these counting grids? That’s fine! There are many other supplies you might have readily available at home to use with these star mini eraser grids. Here are some options that you can use in place of star mini erasers:
No matter what fine motor manipulative you use, kids will love the open-ended opportunities to count!