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This free play doh counting activity is a great way for kids to practice rote counting, 1-1 correspondence, touch counting, and work on their fine motor skills!

Practice 1-1 correspondence, touch counting, cardinality, and counting quantities with this hands-on math activity that uses play doh! It’s perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Bonus: it also works on fine motor skills! Download the FREE printable resource at babblingabby.net #babblingabby #freeprintable #free #math #counting #cardinatlity #onetoonecorrespondence #finemotor #playdoh #kindergarten #preschool #firstgrade #touchcounting

I’m currently teaching my kindergarteners to count quantities of objects from one to ten. Consistently, they were counting the same object two or more times. So, I decided we needed a fun, hands-on activity that would help them recognize the objects they’d already counted.

Free play doh counting activity

To help my kids practice 1-1 correspondence, I made some touch counting cards. Each card corresponded to a number 1-10 and had that many labeled circles. So, the ‘3’ card has three circles, labeled 1, 2, and 3.

Practice 1-1 correspondence, touch counting, cardinality, and counting quantities with this hands-on math activity that uses play doh! It’s perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Bonus: it also works on fine motor skills! Download the FREE printable resource at babblingabby.net #babblingabby #freeprintable #free #math #counting #cardinatlity #onetoonecorrespondence #finemotor #playdoh #kindergarten #preschool #firstgrade #touchcounting

I laminated the cards for durability and then showed my kids how to roll play doh balls and place one on each circle. (Since this happened in real time, I failed to get a picture of them actually completing the activity! Doh!)

Next, they counted the balls and smashed each ball as they counted until every ball on the card was smashed.

Kindergarten Math Skills

While this is a very simple activity, it’s great for working on the following skills:

  • 1-1 correspondence
  • Rote counting
  • Cardinality
  • Touch counting
  • Fine motor (the pinching, rolling and smashing of play doh)

Other Counting Activities

This post shares one of my most favorite early numeracy activities that works great for pre-k, kindergarten, remediation and special education. Teachers LOVE the results they see when they use it, too!

If you have students struggling with number sense, this comprehensive math intervention curriculum can be a great addition to your RTI or small group time! This resource can be used in so many different ways. It was initially designed with kindergarten RTI in mind, specifically to meet the needs of students struggling with number sense. Additionally, it could be used to support your numeracy instruction in pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, within a small group, for ESL/ELL students, or for remediation in second grade.

Number sense toolkit

Whether or not your learning at home or teaching virtually or in-person, this FREE NUMBER SENSE TOOLKIT is super helpful to have on hand for the kindergarten crowd. It includes five and ten frames, number cards, and subitizing cards.

Grab this FREE number sense toolkit that includes a five frame, a ten frame, number cards 0-20, and a set of ten frame cards 0-10. Simply stash them in a gallon sized baggie, clear plastic sleeve, or dry erase pocket for simple storage and organization. They're perfect for small or whole group math activities in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms!

Digital Number Sense Activities

My kids are also LOVING digital counting activities. They’re easy to use, engaging and NO PREP. This is huge for me right now because I am short on time and energy! I’m sure you can relate!

I really love using the virtual platform Seesaw because they can touch count and mark the objects as they count. Here are a few we’ve been using…

Download free play doh counting activity

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    Abby is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who channels her passion for education into creating engaging activities and resources for the kindergarten and first grade classroom. When not dreaming up or working on her next project, you’ll find her enjoying her family – most likely in her minivan on the way to a soccer field.

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