Spring - Learn to Count

Spring is definitely in the air and we are counting down the days until Easter. We have put together some fun Spring themed counting activities. These Free Printables will help with counting to 20, number recognition and number bonds.

Firstly download and print off the PDF ideally on card or paper which you can then laminate. Then cut out the different elements included in the PDF. 

We then used blue-tac to attach the flower to one of our play dough tubs.

Play Dough Counting Game

We then lay the raindrop numbers 1-10 by the pot and gave each number a small ball of play dough. As we counted the numbers we squished the play dough.

spring play dough counting game

We then randomly picked a raindrop number and fed the flower with the same number of play dough balls. We counted each piece of play dough as we popped them into the flower. The free download includes raindrops up to 20.

Play dough counting game spring

There are lots of variations of this game and we loved squishing the play dough as we counted along. 

Counting to 10 play dough

learn to count play dough activity

Extension Activity

The Spring Countable Download can also be used for number bonds. Pick two raindrops and use play dough to count with the corresponding number. 

number bonds play dough

There are also a page of daffodils included in the free download so you can use these for further spring counting activities. We cut them out and wrote our own numbers in the middle of each flower. We then added the correct number of leaves which matched the number in the middle of the flower. 

There is so much more than counting involved in this activity. As your child creates raindrops and leaves they will be working on their fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination. 

spring counting activity

 

We hope this activity brings a touch of spring to your household and helps your child with their counting skills. 

Spring counting free download

EYFS Learning Goals: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. 

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