I love using themed centers throughout the year to keep the learning fun and exciting. We use this snowflake counting activity in the winter and it’s always a favorite! It’s the perfect way to continue practicing counting and one-to-one correspondence with your kindergartners. If you’re looking for a hands-on activity to use in your winter centers, this Snowflake Counting Freebie is perfect for your classroom. There are endless ways to use this counting center!
Your students will love practicing counting to ten and one-to-one correspondence with this snowflake counting center! They can use cotton balls, pompoms, playdough, or mini snowflake erasers to help them count. You can also throw the snowflake numbers in a math sensory bin for endless fun!
My kids love this activity during the winter months, even though it doesn’t snow where we live 😉 It’s a great holiday activity or a nice way to start the New Year off with hands-on fun!
How To Use The Snowflake Counting Mats
To use this snowflake counting freebie, print out the snowflake mats and number cards in either color or black and white. I like to laminate the cards so we can reuse them over and over again.
Your students will pick a number card, then add “snowflakes” to the number to mat to show the number. They can use their fingers or plastic tweezers to place the correct number on the mats. I have them use pom-poms, cotton balls, playdough, mini erasers, counters, buttons…anything you have on hand! Then switch them up after a few days and make the center last all month long.
If your students have mastered counting and are ready for a challenge, you can have them choose two snowflake numbers, add them together, and write the sum on the snowflake mat with a dry erase marker. The laminated mats make it easy to write on and wipe off for differentiated use.
My students enjoy working together to come up with the sums when they are stumped, encouraging teamwork, and math talk during our math rotations.
I hope you and your students enjoy using these Snowflake Counting Mats in your classroom this winter!
If you’re looking for more hands-on centers to use with your students, check out my Kindergarten Weather Centers! They are full of engaging math & literacy practice you can use any time of the year.