Back to School Count the Room Free Printable Math Activity

Grab this Back to School Count the Room activity! Your students will love practicing counting & writing numbers while moving around the classroom!

Free back to school theme count the room math activity.

Count the Room Activity

You are going to love this freebie for back-to-school time! It is a great beginning-of-the-year activity for kindergarteners. They will practice counting and writing numbers from 1 to 20. Plus, an introduction to or more practice of ten frames.

You will need to print the number cards, cut them apart and then laminate them for durability. Then you will hide the cards around the room. The free download, also, includes 2 worksheets to accompany the cards. The first set has the numbers written in a dotted font so the students can trace them and the second set has blank lines for the students to write the numbers independently.

A fun count the room number sense activity for your back to school theme math centers.

Quick Prep!

This back-to-school count the room activity will make the perfect addition to your classroom resources because it is easy to prep, fun for the kids, and just right for the beginning of the school year.

Simply print, cut, and laminate and you are ready to go! The worksheets have been made for you and they correlate perfectly for kindergarten students. The number cards could be printed in black and white or color, depending on your wants.

Setting Up the Count the Room Activity

Supplies Needed:

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  • Back to School Count the Room Activity (button to download at the bottom of this post)
  • scissors
  • Clipboards for walking around


  1. Print the back to school number cards.
  2. Cut the number cards apart
  3. Laminate for durability.
  4. Decide which worksheet option you want your students to complete (traceable or blank) and print it.
  5. Store everything in a large bag or storage container.
A free back to school count the room math activity for preschool and kindergarten.

Playing the Count the Room Activity

The back-to-school activity is so simple to use and will make learning to count more fun! To begin, you will need to hide the number cards around the classroom.

Then, the students will move around the room with their clipboard, pencil, and worksheet finding the number cards. Once they find a card, they will count the stop signs in the ten frames. Then, they will find the corresponding ten frames on the worksheet and write or trace the number. They will continue this math activity until they find all the number cards.

Free back to school theme count the room math centers.

Multiple Uses in the Classroom

This freebie will make a great math center for the beginning of the year! It could also be used for a small group of students that are working on this math skill, early finishers, a tutoring group, or a whole class activity.

For students that are struggling, you could hide the number cards that they know and leave out certain ones. Some students may be ready to work on all 20 numbers while other students may only be ready to work on 1-10. We have also provided you with 2 worksheets to help you differentiate! One has numbers to trace and one is blank.

There is room to write each number more than once. This gives you the option to decide how many times you want your students to write them.

I hope your students enjoy this back to school count the room activity and that it becomes a favorite of yours! Have a great first month of school!

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