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FREE Penguin Ten Frame Counting Mats

Build number sense with these adorable Penguin Ten Frame Counting Mats.  These printable counting mats will help work on number recognition, counting, 1:1 correspondence, fine motor skills, and number word recognition.

Use them with your child to work on numbers 1-10.

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Penguin Ten Frames Counting Mats

I think penguins are one of the cutest and most fun animals to watch.  A few years ago, we were able to see a real penguin at our local shopping mall when SeaWorld did a tour promoting their new Arctic exhibit.  I had Big Brother doing all kinds of fun penguin themed learning activities that week!

These Penguin Ten Frames would have been a great addition to our week reinforcing counting, 1:1 correspondence, fine motor skills, number recognition, and more!

Preschool Ten Frames Counting Mats


I love love love my laminating machine; it was a Christmas present to myself several years ago and it's still going strong.  It saved many printables to re-use with my younger kiddos and also kept messy hands and/or tables from ruining the printable.  However, it is totally optional... but just in case you weren't sure, I love love love my laminator ; ) It's a great and much-used tool in our homeschool!!

Anyways, laminate and cut out each counting mat. 

Provide some type of manipulative for your child to use with the ten frame printable:

Using small manipulatives are a great way to also sneak in fine motor skills!

ten frame counting mats

Set the ten frame counting cards and manipulatives out at your math center or school table.  Have your child work in numerical order or pick a random number to begin with.

Have your child then place that many manipulatives onto the ten frame.

For instance, with the number 4, have the child say the number /4/, spell out the word /f-o-u-r/, and then count out four squares on the ten frame.

Then have the child make four balls of playdough and lay one ball in each square to represent four.

ten frame counting printable activity

Printable ten frame counting cards are great for visual and tactile learners.  They will be able to see and touch what each number represents.

You could also provide the child with a dry eraser marker and have him/her spell the word.

counting with ten frame printables

You might also want to check out our FREE Winter Counting Mats.

Or set up more penguin math activities with these printables:
Penguin Patterns Activity
Roll & Cover Penguin Printable

And these Penguin Poppers will surely add some fun to your week!

Or save yourself some time and check out 24 Winter Preschool Lesson Plan Activities!!

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