Winter weather brings snow, fuzzy mittens, steamy soup, and sled riding. While you are keeping warm throughout this winter weather, take the time to practice important math skills for preschool. . These adorable free printables will provide a variety of playful learning and easy to prep activities that are approved by both adults and kids!
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Learning About Counting and Numbers:
Counting and matching WITH PRESCHOOLERS
THESE WINTER CLIP CARDS CAN LET KIDS PRACTICE COUNTING, IDENTIFYING NUMBERS, MATCHING PICTURES, AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS.
The Count on Sesame Street isn’t the only one that needs to know numbers and counting skills. Our kids need practice with counting in order to understand that we assign a number with a group of objects.
This awesome clip cards include 3 different sets:
- Matching picture to picture (visual discrimination)
- Matching numeral to ten-frame
- Matching numeral to an array
Use the set of clip cards that works best for you! The entire set can be used individually, in small groups, and in the math center.
In addition to learning about counting in kindergarten here are some more ideas for what you can teach with our Winter clip cards:
- Practicing fine motor skills with the clothes pins.
- Vocabulary usage
- Identifying same and different
- One-to-one correspondence
What Can Preschoolers Learn About Matching?
Matching pictures with preschoolers
ASKING KIDS TO MATCH SIMILAR PICTURES HELPS IDENTIFY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ITEMS AND INCREASE CLASSIFICATION SKILLS:
- What makes these pictures similar?
- What makes these pictures different?
- What can you use the object on the picture for?
- Describe the pictures you see (color, size, texture, etc).
Why Is It Important For Kids To The Winter Clip Cards?
Besides the fact that kids need practice counting, there are other benefits to using this winter printable for preschool.
Number Sense Sensation
Number sense helps kids figure out what numbers mean. This will help with understanding number relationships and adding and subtracting.
Lots of Language
We all know how our kids LOVE to talk! Give them an opportunity to tell you more about the pictures in the winter clip cards. How would they use these winter objects? Describe what you see on the object.
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Materials needed for winter clip card for preschoolers:
Get the Supplies Here:
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- Paper or cardstock
- Laminating materials (optional)
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Clothes pins
How To Use The Winter Clip Cards For Preschoolers
Counting and matching with preschoolers
All you need to do is print the winter clip cards, cut them out, and laminate them.
Make sure you have enough clothes pins for every clip card you are using. If you don’t have any clothes pins, a dry erase marker to circle the answers will work well too.
Other Ways To Use The Winter Clip Cards For Preschoolers:
Ten Frame Playdough Play
Have your child use pieces of playdough (they can roll them in a ball) to practice counting on the ten frame clip card. Rolling a ball of playdough is another great way to practice fine motor skills.
What’s the Sound?
Students can figure out the beginning sounds of each winter clip card picture and say additional words that begin with the sound.
Dry erase Differentiation
Has your child already mastered counting and clipping? Give them a dry erase marker to write down the number in different ways (numerical, dots, tally marks).