Penguin Count and Cover Mats
Are you looking for a hands-on, differentiated way for your students to learn counting, number recognition and number sense? These penguin count and cover mats are perfect for you!
They require no-prep other than printing and slipping into write and wipe pockets or laminating. No cutting involved.
I even made them in color AND black and white so that those of you who can’t print in color will still be able to use them.
They would be a great addition to your winter lesson plans.
Differentiated Math Ideas
What’s even better is that they are differentiated for the different needs of your students. Some students can work on numbers 1-5, others can work on 1-10, and your more advanced group can use the 11-20 mats.
There are mats with numbers, ten frames, and twenty frames so you can differentiate even further by using the different types of mats.
Students can also work with a buddy or on their own while using these fun count and cover mats.
Add in fine motor work by having students use kid-safe plastic tweezers to move the mini erasers to the spaces on the mats.
Setting Up the Penguin Count and Cover Mats
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- The penguin count and cover mats (button to download is at the bottom of this post)
- Mini erasers or another small manipulative
- Write and wipe pockets or laminator
Simply print the mats and slip them into a write and wipe pockets. You can also laminate them instead.
Using the Penguin Count and Cover Mats with Your Students
Students will look at a space on the mat and then count out the same number of mini erasers to that space on the mat.
This will continue until they fill all of the spaces on the mat.
These penguin count and cover mats are perfect for math centers, math rotations, or morning tubs this winter. They could even work well for small group instruction.
I hope your kids enjoy them!
Click the button below to get the FREE penguin count and cover mats!