Penguin Count and Cover Printable Counting Activity Mats

Add this penguin count and cover math activity to your preschool or kindergarten math centers for a hands-on way to practice counting this winter!

Grab these penguin count and cover mats and practice counting in preschool and kindergarten. Learn numbers 1-20.

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.

Develop number sense and practice counting with this winter math activity.

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.

Learn to count teen numbers through 20 with a hands-on winter math activity printable!

Setting Up the Penguin Count and Cover Mats

Supplies Needed:

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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.

Develop number sense and learn to count to 20 with a fun kindergarten penguin math activity for winter.

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!

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