Pumpkin Count and Match
Our count and cover mats are such a hit that I thought it would be fun to make another type of count and cover mat.
On this new type of counting mat, students count objects on the mat and then cover the space with a matching number tile or number magnet.
In this case, students will count the number of seeds inside of a pumpkin.
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.
This makes it perfect for your fall or pumpkin theme math centers.
Setting Up the Pumpkin Counting 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.
- The count and match mats (button to download is at the bottom of this post)
- 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.
There are two kinds of mats. One has numbers 1-10 and the other has numbers 1-5 repeated twice. This gives you a chance to differentiate a bit and meet students where they are.
Using this Pumpkin Counting Activity
Students will look at a space on the mat and count how many seeds are inside of the pumpkin.
After they are done counting they will find a corresponding number tile and cover that space with it.
This will continue until all of the spaces on the mat have been covered.
I hope this simple pumpkin activity will be a great addition to your math centers or morning tubs this fall!
Click the button below to get the FREE pumpkin count and match mats.