Pirate Count and Cover Numbers Activity Printable
This pirate count and cover math activity would be perfect for your preschool or kindergarten math centers. It is a fun, hands-on way to learn to count!
Pirate Count and Cover Math Activity
If you looking for a hands-on, differentiated way for your students to learn counting, number recognition and number sense, then these pirate count and cover mats are perfect for you!
They require no-prep other than printing and slipping into write and wipe pockets or laminating. There is no cutting involved. Plus, they come in color AND black and white options.
They would be a great addition to your math stations!
Differentiated Counting Activities
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 on their own or with a buddy.
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 Pirate Count and Cover Mats
Adult supervision is required for all activities I share. Please use discretion when doing the activities with children and only do activities that you feel are safe for your kids. Children under 3 should not participate in any activities that involve small pieces.
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- The pirate count and cover mats (button to download is at the bottom of this post)
- Gems or pirate coins (or BOTH!)
- 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 Pirate Counting Mats with Your Students
Students will look at a space on the mat and then count out the same number of coins or gems to that space on the mat.
This will continue until they fill all of the spaces on the mat.
These pirate counting mats are perfect for math centers, math rotations, or morning tubs. They could even work well for small group instruction.
I hope your kids enjoy them during your pirate theme activities!
Click the button below to get the FREE pirate count and cover mats!
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