Add this block counting printable to your collection of math activities for preschoolers. Your students can practice one-to-one correspondence skills using small blocks or manipulatives.
The printable counting cards are very easy to prep for your students. They’ll be ready to go quickly so you can get them into the kids’ hands right away.
You can even put the number cards in your preschool block center. It’s a simple way to incorporate even more math into the building area. Plus, it’s a new way to use the small blocks you have in the classroom.
You can grab your own set of the math printable near the end of this post. If you get them now, they’ll be ready to use with your students tomorrow!
Disclosure: This post was originally sponsored by KORXX in 2016. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own regardless of sponsored status.
Block Counting Printable
One-to-one correspondence is an important early math skill. Preschoolers and kindergartners can explore it in a wide variety of ways! One such way is using manipulatives and printable cards like these.
Over the years, my students have loved blocks of all shapes and sizes. So when I was able to try out some small KORXX blocks, I knew I wanted to use them for math. In addition to all of the building, of course.
Prepping the Counting Activity
You don’t need much to get the block counting printable ready to go. Here’s what we used (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
A few other items you might want on-hand:
- Dry erase pockets
- KORXX or other small square blocks
- Additional small math manipulatives
Once you’ve gathered your materials, you don’t need to do much to prep the printable:
- Print the block counting printable.
- Cut the cards apart.
- Laminate the number cards, or place them in dry erase pockets.
Then the printable numbers are ready for the kids!
How to Use the Block Counting Printable
Once the cards are ready to go, grab the blocks and gather the kiddos. For these cards, we used the unit blocks from the KORXX Brickle pack. They’re cubes of about an inch in size, and I think they’re perfect for all kinds of math exploration. Other inch-size blocks or small manipulatives work well, too!
Explain to the kids that they’re going to make numbers using the manipulatives. Pick a block counting card and read the heading to the kids (I just can’t help sneaking literacy into a math activity). “I can make 5.”
Then model picking up a block and placing it over one of the printed squares. Do so with all five blocks, counting along the way. The kids are likely to start counting with you!
Next, let the kids pick another card to work on together. Read the heading to the children, and then let them add the blocks to the printed squares. Encourage them to count as each block is added. Help the children as needed.
Once the small group activity is completed, let the kids explore the cards on their own. They might want to use them on their own, or they may want to work with friends. Observe as the children count and play, asking questions or modeling if necessary.
Afterwards, place the cards in your math center or your block center (or both!). I’d suggest placing the cards and the blocks in the math center. This way, the kids can explore the block counting printable during center time or free choice time. If you’re using these at home, place everything in a small bin where the kids can easily access the materials.
More Fun with Blocks
If your students enjoy the block counting printable, they might enjoy these block activities:
- Science Activities with Blocks
- Letter Formation with Cork Building Blocks
- Book of Structures for the Block Center
- Visual Motor Integration with Blocks
- Critical Thinking Puzzles with Blocks
- Puzzle with Quiet Time Blocks
- Cork Building Blocks Shadow Drawings
- Balancing Activities with Quiet Blocks
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Free Block Counting Printable
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