Create this fun counting activity for your students! Add different objects to the counting mat in groups of 10 to reach 100! This game will also works for teaching basic adding and subtracting.
Supplies used: Construction Paper (12" x 18"), Liquid Adhesive, Scissors or Paper Trimmer, Small items for counting, Optional: Access to Laminating Machine.
- Die-cut out of desired shades of cardstock or construction paper ten 3 3/8" circles from the Circles Die set. If a smaller or larger base mat size is used, adjust the circle size accordingly.
- Die-cut out of black cardstock or construction paper ten number 1’s and 0’s from the Numeracy Bigz Die. Additionally, die-cut one number 1 and two number 0’s from the same set in a different color then the black ones and zeros.
- Center and adhere a single black 10 to each one of the die cut circles with liquid adhesive.
- Arrange the circles in a desired pattern around the edge of a 12" x 18" piece of construction paper. Once a layout of choice is achieved, adhere the circles to the construction paper with liquid adhesive.
- Cut a rectangle of black cardstock or construction paper for the center of the mat. This should be large enough to fit the die-cut 100 from Step 2 or a printed phrasing of choice. Center and adhere the black rectangle to the middle of the mat and then adhere the 100 die cut from Step 2 to the center of it.
- To finish, select several objects for students to use to count in increments of ten. Suggested items could be office or craft supplies or use the mat as a snack counter for a special treat. Consider having the mat laminated if using food for counting or wanting to reuse for different days throughout the year.