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This FREE printable helps kiddos practice counting objects AND learn colors using cute animals! This is great for learning counting and one-to-one correspondence, as well as practicing fine motor control and handwriting. If your child isn’t quite ready to write numbers on their own, feel free to write the numbers for them after they do the counting. This still will help with mastering number recognition!
Sometimes activities like this are tricky for littles because the items are mixed up instead of in an orderly pattern. But counting in every context is important to learn! To help your kids clear away some of the chaos, I like to use plastic counters to cover the animals they’ve already counted, or for kids just starting out, cover all the animals except the blue ones at first, then all the animals except the red ones, and so on. It will still give them practice counting with a disorderly pattern, but you can start with the easiest stage and work your way up!