Looking for some real objects 1-10 counting worksheets for your kindergarten students?
As homeschool parents, teachers, or caregivers, you want to ensure that your young learners have a strong foundation in early math skills.
One of the most important of these skills is counting from 1 to 10. This simple skill is the building block for many more complex math concepts, and it’s also a great way to build early number sense in your kindergarteners.
Many kids though have a hard time grasping number concepts with a number line or tally marks.
With my own kids, I find such a difference when I introduce math manipulatives or even if I just ask them to think about real objects. I could be doing a subtraction worksheet with my 1st grader and working through 5-3. I will ask her to imagine she has 5 cookies…and then her sisters ate three of them. How many does she have left? She can visualize the answer right away!
Using real objects is such an easy way to make math and counting skills more concrete. The following printable activities are a great addition to your counting lesson plans!
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The first five worksheets will focus on counting from 1-5, the next set will focus on counting from 6-10, and the last couple of sheets will be a blend for review or extra practice.
This fun worksheet features small groups of bathroom items.
It doubles as a number recognition worksheet because your student will have to color in the number that matches the correct number of objects.
If your student is struggling to find the correct answer, try having them place small blocks on each of the items. Then have them pick up each item as they count.
****These counting bears are always a favorite at this early age!
This extra step in your math lesson will help them see counting in a more concrete way.
This pdf worksheet continues to focus on 1-5, but with items of clothing.
Children will have to count objects and color in the corresponding number.
This simple worksheet will have kids counting modes of transportation and coloring in the number of items.
Depending on where the child is at with their counting skills, you may notice that they recognize the amount of sets of objects without actually counting them.
This is also a crucial skill that will come in handy as the child starts learning addition skills.
This is the last of the 1-5 counting worksheets and it involves counting pieces of fruit.
This is a more challenging worksheet that will have kids not only counting from 6-10, but they will also have to write the appropriate numbers in the box.
It may be more difficult now to place manipulatives on each of the vegetables. Many kids will struggle with counting too fast, double counting things, missing items, etc.
I have found with my own kids that it helps to have them make a mark on each item. This small act causes them to slow down their counting, ensures they don’t double count, and it keeps them from missing an item.
This next printable has kids counting groups of bathroom items: toilet paper, hand mirrors, combs, hand soap, and shampoo.
The toilet paper will likely get a giggle from your young student 🙂
Encourage your child to count out loud so that you can make sure their counting sequence isn’t dropping any numbers. For example, your child might be counting like this: 1,2,3,5,6…
One of my kids would do that quite often, so I would sit under our classroom table and wait while she would count. If she skipped a number, I would pop out from under the table and pretend to be the missed number. Hands on hips, I would act upset that I had been forgotten and left out from all my other number friends.
This would get some giggles and help her to be a little more intentional about taking her time with counting.
Is your student sports crazy? They will love counting all of these groups of sports equipment!
There are badminton birdies, tennis rackets, ping pong paddles, tennis balls, and footballs!
Kindergarten kids will be counting school supply items from 6-10 and filling in the missing numbers.
If you haven’t already, it’s never too early to introduce the idea of place value. Show your child on a simple place value chart and what happens when they count past 9.
The 10 ones slide over into the “tens room” and now there are zero ones in the “ones room.” This will help a lot as they start to count double digit numbers.
This is the last of the 6-10 counting worksheets and it focuses on toys.
Your student will be counting groups of kites, yo-yos, robots, dolls, and toy cars.
This is the first review worksheet in the packet. Kids will now have to count the objects from 1-10 and fill in the appropriate number bubble.
Continue to reinforce correct counting and counting methods (crossing out items, using objects, etc.).
Here students will have to count space-themed objects and write the number from 1-10.
They will be counting planet Earth, satellites, UFOs, rockets, comets, and planets.
If they struggle to remember how to write the numbers, make sure they have a number line nearby to help them remember which way the number faces. Over time your child won’t need it anymore. But during this stage, a number line will go a long way to help their writing confidence.
This is the last of the kindergarten worksheets in this counting packet!
Hopefully, your student is a counting whiz at this point and ready to move on to higher numbers.
If not, print these worksheets out again and continue to work patiently with your child. Review some of the supplemental options below to help your child reach their potential.
More Fun Ways To Teach Counting Objects 1-10
1. Use Playful Examples
Kids love playing and having fun, and this is a great way to teach them counting. Use toys, blocks, or other play objects to help your child count along with you. For example, you could place ten blocks in a row and have your child pick them up one by one while counting each one out loud.
2. Sing Counting Songs
Music is a powerful tool for helping kids learn, and counting songs are no exception. You can find many counting songs online, or you can make up your own to the tune of familiar nursery rhymes. For example, “One, two, buckle my shoe” is a simple song that can help kids learn to count from 1 to 10.
3. Make Counting a Game
Games are a great way to make learning fun and interactive. You can play counting games with your child such as hide and seek or counting candy or fruits. This way, your child will be learning to count while enjoying a fun activity.
4. Use Numbers in Everyday Life
Incorporating numbers into everyday life is a great way to help kids learn to count. For example, when you’re cooking together, have your child count out the number of eggs or the number of cups of flour you need. You can also have them count the number of steps it takes to get from one room to another or the number of people in a group.
5. Create a Counting Book
Another fun way to help your child learn to count is to create a counting book together. Cut out pictures of different objects, such as animals, toys, or food, and glue them onto a piece of paper. Then, write the number 1 to 10 on each page, and have your child place the corresponding number of objects on each page.
Counting from 1 to 10 is an essential skill for kindergartener kids, and it’s also a fun way to help build early number sense.
I hope you enjoy the free printable worksheets and they fit right into your curriculum, lessons, morning work, etc.
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