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Add some holiday fun to your counting lessons with this printable Easter counting activity.
Explore Counting and Number Quantities
The Easter Egg Playdough Math Mat can be used to teach one-to-one correspondence as well as counting.
This activity will help your student beyond the rote reciting of numbers and help your student to actually count the items as they place them on the mat.
Understanding that each number has a quantity is a skill that gives your student a good math foundation.
Benefits of Hands-on Learning
The Easter Egg Math Mat uses hands-on learning to help your student understand the meaning of counting. When your student looks at the card, she will have to determine how many eggs she needs to make and place on the card. Making and moving the eggs will engage multiple areas of her brain while she makes new connections.
Hands-on learning also provides these benefits:
- It allows students to use their senses to explore new concepts.
- It improves fine motor skills.
- It allows young learners to make mistakes and problem solve.
Your student can use a variety of manipulatives with this Easter Egg Math Mat. Although playdough is fun and easily accessible, you can use other manipulatives, too. Try jelly beans, small plastic eggs, or even chocolate eggs!
How to Get Started with the Easter Counting Activity
The printable Easter Egg Math Mat is easy to use.
- Print the number cards.
- Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
- Gather playdough or other manipulatives you want to use.
- Show your student how to use the math mat by drawing a card and adding the corresponding number of items to the mat.
Download the Free Easter Counting Activity
Simply click on the image below to grab your printable Easter Math Mat and cards.
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