Provide quick and easy number recognition and counting practice with this simple, winter count to 10 booklet! Kids will love putting it together, and can then use it as a reference tool.
Have you ever had a child who was just starting to count and was so excited that they had to count all the things? Counting is one of the earliest math skills kids learn, but there’s so much more to it than just saying the words. As kids grow, they learn number names. They learn to recognize the numerals and match the name to the numeral. They learn that the last number counted answers the question, “How many?” There’s a lot happening in their little brains as they make these important connections. To help provide extra practice, and a handy little booklet that kids can refer back to again and again, I’m sharing a simple “I Spy Winter” booklet that kids can make to practice counting to 10.
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Math Skills Kids Will Practice with This Winter Counting Book:
- Counting to 10
- Counting to answer “how many?”
- Writing the numerals 1-10
- Comparing numbers and putting them in order
Plus, they can practice reading and winter sight words in this cute and engaging booklet!
Materials Needed for the Winter Counting Book:
- Counting Book Download (scroll to the end of this post)
- Crayons or pencil to write in numbers
- Zip-lock bags (optional)
How to Prepare The Winter Count to 10 Booklet:
This download includes a cover page and counting pages for the numbers 1-10. These need to be cut out so that they can be assembled into a book.
Depending on the age and ability of your kids, they can either cut the pages out themselves (fine motor practice!) or you can cut them out ahead of time.
If you plan to cut the pages out yourself (and simply let kids assemble them) I suggest that you use a paper cutter to make this prep easier and faster.
I would then recommend placing a complete book set (with the pages mixed up) in a zip-lock bag. Then all the materials are together and you can simply pass out a bag to each child.
Either way, once the pages are cut out, assembling the booklet is easy peasy!
Assembling the Winter Count to 10 Book:
To begin, kids read the sentence on each page. They then have to count the listed objects and write the total in the box to complete the sentence.
Be sure kids know that there will be one page for each number, 1-10. This will help them to self check and make sure they’ve not miscounted anything.
Once they have all the counts and pages complete, they stack them in order, with the cover page on top.
Then all you have to do is staple it! They can then keep their booklet in a safe place to refer back to if they’re ever not sure about a number or how to write a number.
Alternatively, you could provide kids with construction paper strips and have them glue the pages down in order to form a number line/number path.
Then when kids are working on counting, addition or subtraction problems in the future, they can pull out their number line and use it as a tool to help them solve problems.
However you use this, I hope it provides fun counting practice for your kids and an easy way to include math practice in your winter themed lessons!
Want more winter math fun?
Check out my complete set of Winter Math Activities for Grades PreK-1!
This pdf file includes 75 pages of hands on practice and useful visual models to help kids learn and practice essential math skills: subitizing, counting and recognizing numbers to 20, place value and addition and subtraction within 20.
This complete winter math collection includes the count to 10 booklet, and SO much more!
But if you’re only interested in the counting booklet, scroll down to grab it FREE in my shop. 🙂
More Winter Math:
- Snowflake Addition to 10 Pages
- Build a Snowman Place Value Activity
- Take Math Outside: Math in the Snow
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