Circus Themed Counting Practice


We are working on a little circus themed fun for the next few weeks.  The circus is coming to town this weekend and we are surprising the girls by taking them.  I wanted to focus on numbers 1-10 and making sure K could put the numbers in order and match the number to the corresponding picture.      
Cute ideas for using FREE circus themed number cards to practice sequencing, matching and 1 to 1 correspondence for numbers 1-10.
First, I had her put the numbers in order.  At first, my little lefty started putting them right to left.  I switched it around and showed her how to start from the left and then she got it.
Free number cards for numbers 1-10 to practice sequencing numbers.
 Next, I had her match the picture to the number.  She is pretty good with 1 to 1 correspondence but sometimes skips a picture or counts it twice.  I think this was a good practice for her to get her to slow down and double check her counting.
Matching numbers and the circus pictures that show the same amount.

Matching numbers and the circus pictures that show the same amount.
 After that, I had her count out animal crackers to match the numbers.  Again, she needed to double check at times and made sure she wasn't miscounting.  She was motivated to get this done because she wanted to eat some crackers and I told her I could after she finished.
Counting out animal crackers to practice 1 to 1 match for numbers 1-10.

Counting out animal crackers to practice 1 to 1 match for numbers 1-10.
This was just a quick practice that took us about a half hour total to do all the different parts but it was a good review of the numbers and taking her time when she is counting.  These activities are part of my Circus Preschool unit that you can find HERE.

I've included the number cards and matching pictures as a free sample for you to try.  These are great for matching, sequencing, finding missing numbers, etc.  Click HERE or click the picture to download your copy.
Free number cards and matching picture cards with a circus theme.  Perfect for sequencing numbers, matching number and picture and practicing counting.

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