Preschool Math Activities with Homemade Counting Book
This is a fun counting book to make with preschoolers. Large numerals and colorful pictures give this early counting book interest and readability. Make a counting book for the classroom, and provide materials so kids can make their own books for their book collection at home.
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A simple homemade counting book can inspire kids to 'read' and 'count'.
Kids will be proud to share their books with family and friends for story times.
Grab some ideas for a week of counting activities in the themed unit at the end of the post.
Supplies for homemade counting books
- card stock
- hole punch
- ring closures
Instructions for making a counting book
1. Cut pages from card stock. The pages in the photos measure 7 ½ in. (19 cm) square.
2. Glue colorful pictures, or stickers, and large numerals to each page.
2. Print the words clearly. You can pencil the letters onto the page using a stencil, then outline the letters with a marker.
3. Cover the pages with clear contact paper for durability.
A Week of Counting - Thematic Unit
(Using our A.B.C. Method for planning preschool programs)
A = Activities
1. Finger Plays
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
1 Potato, 2 Potato
1, 2 Buckle My Shoe
Hickory Dickory Dock
2 Little Black Birds Sitting on a Hill
The Ants Go Marching One by One
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Alice the Camel Has Five Humps
Six Little Ducks That I Once Knew
Way Up High in a Tree 5 Red Apples
Discover where all the ladybugs are going in a fun, surprise ending.
Kids will love counting with Bear.
This simple counting book is perfect for 1,2,3!
Familiar images adorn a counting book by this popular author.
Help Spot count things on the farm.
Make counting books.
- Monday – complete page “1” - hole punch and add the rings.
- Tuesday – complete page “2” - add to the book.
Continue each day of the week until the desired number of pages has been added to the book.
- Decorate the covers.