Cupcake Counting Cards


For the Poppins Book Nook November theme, To the Kitchen, we chose to read a book that is well-loved around our house...
"If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" by Laura Numeroff.  

Actually, we enjoy all of her "If You Give" books!  Are you a fan, too?  Practice counting, 1:1 correspondence, number recognition, and more early math skills with your preschooler with these cute cupcake counting cards!
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Preschool Math Printable Counting Cards

A cupcake leads to sprinkles (of course!) which leads to cleaning... the beach... the gym... the lake... the science museum... back to the beach... and a race home where the sand reminds him of sprinkles, which of course calls for a cupcake!

Phew... a full day for one little cupcake!

For a go along activity for our book, I made a Counting Sprinkles Busy Bag for my daughter.

Preschool Math Printable


  • sprinkles
  • muffin cup

I printed and laminated my cupcake cards and provided Little Sis with a muffin cup of sprinkles.

We counted to 10 and used the cupcake cards to count out sprinkles.

preschool math printable counting cards

Would you like to use this free printable with your child?

I've made our Counting Sprinkles Cupcake Cards available to you, too!

In case you have no sprinkles, sequins, small buttons, paper punched dots, and/or pony beads all make great alternatives to using sprinkles for this activity.

Download and Print Your Counting Sprinkles Cupcake Cards

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Preschool Math Printable Counting Cards

For more To the Kitchen books and activities, check out what the other co-hosts of the Poppins Book Nook have cooked up for you this month!

The Poppins Book Nook will be taking December off, but we'll be back in January for a book and activitiy for January's To the Laboratory! book club theme!