Space Count and Cover Counting Printable Mats

This space 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!

A fun space counting activity for your preschool and kindergarten students.

Space 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 space 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. Plus, they come in color AND black and white options.

They would be a great addition to your math stations!

These space count and cover mats are perfect for math centers during your space theme.

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.

A space counting activity for kids.

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.

This space theme counting activity for math centers.

Setting Up the Space Count and Cover Mats

Supplies Needed:

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  • The space count and cover mats (button to download is at the bottom of this post)
  • Planets or stars mini erasers or another small manipulative

Simply print the mats and slip them into a write and wipe pockets. You can also laminate them instead.

A space counting game for preschool and kindergarten. Work on numbers 1-20.

Using the Space Counting 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.

A space math activity for early elementary.

These space 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 space theme activities!

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