Caterpillar Comparing Sets Clip Cards Free Printable

Practice counting, one-to-one correspondence, and comparing sets with these free printable Caterpillar Comparing Sets Clip Cards.

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Caterpillar Comparing Sets Clip Cards Math Activity

Your students will love this fun caterpillar comparing sets math activity. The set includes 12 clip cards and a recording sheet.

Students will count each caterpillar section on the leaf and decide which one has less. Then, they will place a clip on the picture. There is an optional recording sheet where the students will circle the caterpillar that is shorter.

Students will practice a couple of different math skills like counting from 0-10 and comparing sets while building number sense. Fine motor practice is added in with the clips. Your students will love this caterpillar math activity this spring or summer.

Caterpillar theme comparing sets math activity for learning for learning to compare numbers in preschool and kindergarten.

Caterpillar Math Activity

I love math and literacy activities that are easy to prep and will save you time! This math activity is just that!

Just print the cards and recording sheet. Cut the cards apart and laminate them for durability. Then, gather some clothespins, and your comparing numbers activity is ready to go!

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Setting Up the Caterpillar Comparing Sets Clip Cards Free Printable

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Supplies Needed:

  • Caterpillar Clip Cards and recording sheet (button to get them at the bottom of this post)
  • Clothespins, clips, or paperclips
  • Scissors


  1. Print the cards. There are 4 cards per page.
  2. Laminate the cards.
  3. Cut the cards apart.
  4. Slide the cards and clothespins or clips into a baggie or tray for easy storage and grab-and-go access.

How to Use this Comparing Sets Activity

Students will pick a card. Then, they will count the sections on the caterpillar. They will use a clip to mark the picture that has a shorter caterpillar.

Next, they will circle the corresponding picture on the recording sheet to show you the correct answer. They will continue until all the cards have been completed.

This math activity is simple for students to use on their own, making it an excellent resource for math centers or independent learning time!

Hands-on comparing numbers clip cards to learn to compare sets.

Differentiation Ideas

This resource is great because it can be differentiated for your student’s needs. Take away cards or use them all, use the recording sheet or don’t. You can even make the cards self-checking by putting a sticker on the back of the card to mark which side is correct.

These caterpillar count and clip cards are super versatile and can be used to meet your instructional needs and the needs of your students developmentally.

You can incorporate these into whole group lessons, small group lessons, math centers, independent practice, morning work, or math warm-ups.

A caterpillar comparing sets math activity for kids in kindergarten.

The kids are sure to enjoy this free caterpillar comparing sets math activity. Your students will love the colorful caterpillars and the fun, hands-on approach to learning to compare sets.

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