These fun printable acorn counting cards are the perfect fall activity for your young learner. The cards help children hone counting skills, develop number recognition skills, and develop set building skills.
Printable Acorn Counting Cards
- match & count acorn printable
- acorns, collected from outside
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Not only are these counting cards completely adorable, they are also perfect for teaching beginning math skills. These cards are a great way to incorporate outdoor time and nature play into your everyday learning. Instead of collecting acorns yourself, have your kids take a nature walk to collect the acorns prior to completing this activity. As a counting warm up, they can count the acorns they pick up as they go along.
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In addition to counting, this activity is great for developing number recognition skills. For kids who are still learning to name individual numbers, but have already mastered counting, they can count the acorns on the cards to easily discover the number name. This provides a level of independence that will help them to build confidence with this new skill.
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Another more advanced skill that kids can working on using these counting cards is set building. Often times kids are great at counting a set of objects that has been constructed by an adult, but struggle with building and creating their own sets. For these kids, the modeling aspect of these counting cards provides a gradual introduction into the world of set building.
Using these cards to match acorn to acorn will help them visually keep track of the set they are creating. This will help them complete the set independently without loosing track and having to start over. After all, having to redo work can be frustrating, and the last thing we want to do is frustrate kids while they are working on a new skill. Happy Learning!