Free Printable Number Matching Clip Cards

Build number sense with these free printable Number Matching Clip Cards for learning numbers and counting in preschool and kindergarten.

Free printable number matching clip cards math activity for learning numbers and building number sense in preschool and kindergarten.

Number Matching Clip Cards Free Printable

This free math activity comes with 21 clip cards for practicing number identification and building fine motor skills. Add them to your math centers for lots of fun and learning all year long!

Kindergarteners spend a lot of time practicing number identification because it is the foundation for math. Learning to identify numbers is so important and can require some time for students to master.

Your students will use their knowledge of numbers and counting to match the number to the correct ten frame or twenty frame. The resource includes clip cards for the numbers 0-20.

Free printable number matching clip cards for kids who are learning numbers, counting and building number sense with numbers to 20.

3-Step Prep

This fun learning activity will be ready in no time with three easy steps! Simply print, cut, laminate, DONE! Don’t spend all your prep time creating math activities when I have you covered.

Gather some clothespins or cute clips, and your students will be ready to practice in no time. Print in color or black and white to meet your classroom needs.

Setting Up the Number Matching Clip Cards

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Supplies Needed:

  • Numbers Matching Clip Cards (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.
A fun number sense math activity for kids to learn number recognition and counting while developing number sense.

How to Play the Number Clip Game

Students will pick a card and look at the number printed on the card. Then they will count each ten frame and mark the matching ten frame with a clip.

Don’t want to use clothespins? Slide the cards into wipe and write pockets and use dry-erase markers to circle the matching ten frame.

They are perfect for preschool or kindergarten students to practice number identification and counting while building number sense.

Free printable numbers and counting math activity for kids in preschool and kindergarten.

Lots of Uses

This number matching activity would be so beneficial for multiple levels of students. Your beginning mathematicians can practice just the numbers 0-10.

While more advanced learners can work on all 21 cards. They can also work with a recording sheet to draw the corresponding ten frame, write the number, or write the number word.

These number 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, and early finishers, or use them for independent practice, morning work, or math warm-ups.

A fun, hands-on math activity for kids to build number sense.

Your kids will love using these number clip cards to practice math skills in a fun, hands-on way! You will love them because they are low prep, engaging and effective!

Click the button below to get the free printable number matching clip cards. Enjoy!

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