Counting Worksheets

We have you will find sequential sheets, count by coloring, number ordering, writing number words, and awesome number charts. We offer a wide variety of practice for this skill. Make sure to check out our elementary curriculum page for a complete and comprehensive guide to the entire curriculum.

Worksheet That Focus on Counting Sequence

In this set you find number/counting charts from 1 to 100 and number of sequence based worksheets where we ask students to determine numbers that are not in the sequence.

These Incorporate Coloring and Drawing

Students have a great deal of fun with these worksheets.


Between Number As Words and Words as Numbers

We as students to convert between word format and number format.


Related Printable Activities

Tips for Teaching Counting Skills

If you're a teacher wondering how to teach your class counting in the most engaging and fun manner, you've come to the right place. Learning to count is one of the first things kids experience growing up. Math can be an important subject for kids as they progress, and it starts with numbers and counting.

It is essential for kids to learn the meaning of counting and then apply the concept in different situations. For example, reciting counting from one to 10 is one thing, but kids need to be taught how to apply the counting rule to count the number of chairs in the classroom or the number of digits on a wall clock.

Read along to find out what counting skills are and some tips on how to teach children counting skills.

What are Counting Skills?

Counting means taking into account a certain number or group of items and determining how many they are or coming up with the total figure. Counting is the most fun thing kids learn as preschoolers.

It involves teaching kids the meaning of numbers, words, and symbols. The process begins with kids learning how to recognize and recite numbers in order.

Importance of Teaching Counting Skills

According to research, the sense of numbers begins at a very early stage. Even before they learn how to count or recognize numbers, children have an in-built ability to identify two to three objects. As they get older, say about four years, they can begin to identify 4 or more objects.

Without a doubt, for early number development, counting is essential for kids. Counting skills allow kids to develop a pre-formal understanding of mathematics and pave the way for a more formal understanding of the subject.

Teaching kids counting even before they start school can help prepare them and aid their learning process when they start school. A child may get overwhelmed by all the information about counting if they've not had prior exposure to the concepts surrounding it.

Hence, counting skills begin at home, and as kids go to school, they understand how to apply these skills to various other concepts.

Studies show that children's good counting skills also increase their chances of a better performance in numerical and estimation tasks as they progress. It also forms the basis for learning basic math skills like addition and subtraction.

Thus, being the basis of early number development, counting needs to be taught effectively to students.

Let's look at some useful tips on teaching counting skills that will help you become the best teacher!

Tips on Teaching Counting Skills

1. Use Rhymes

Teaching kids numbers using rhymes is a fun and easy way to teach. Popular number songs include the “Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” song. You can play them on your projector and enjoy a fun singing and dancing session with the kids.

As you sing along, show the numbers on your fingers so that the children develop a sense of relating the numbers with fingers. These nursery rhymes are catchy, and kids usually grasp them very quickly. Have fun!

2. Fingers and Toes Counting Game

Teach your students how to count their fingers and toes. This is a very simple way to introduce kids to numbers. Start by teaching them how to count the fingers on one hand. Do this several times until they have the number of fingers memorized. Then ask them to count and compare the number of fingers they have on their other hand. Counting by themselves will also give them a little sense of achievement.

After they've learned how to count fingers, move on to counting toes. Repeat the same process for better understanding!

3. Use Printed Materials

Print and distribute counting worksheets to students. This activity will teach them how to count and prepare them for the paperwork that lies ahead as they progress to higher grades.

Counting worksheets help kids to recognize and count numbers. They contain multiple activities that aid in brain development and practical understanding of numbers.

4. Use Flash Cards

Counting Flash Cards is also a fun and easy way to teach counting. You can start by making flashcards with numbers from 0 to 10. Using flashcards, you can make several games to teach students. For example, you could ask students to raise the flashcard with 2 candies and then reward them with two candies so they feel motivated to learn.

5. Play the Count and Match Game

The count and match game is fairly simple to play. It contains a list showing objects and a list with numbers. So, for example, you could ask the kids to match 3 elephants in the list with the number 3.

You can also do this with pictures. For example, you could ask your students to place all the cards with 2 items in one box, 3 items in another box, etc. This activity will also teach them how to organize things.

6. Play Treasure Hunt

This is also an interesting way to teach counting. Simply print and hide cards with objects on them. So, you could ask the kids to find all the cards with 2 cars in them and then put those cards in a box marked “2”. Do the same with other numbers. This activity will also help them recognize the numbers.

7. Count Objects in the Classroom

Ask your kids to identify and count different objects in the class to develop a deeper understanding of numbers. For example, you could ask them to count the number of desks in the class.


Children will truly begin to understand the meaning of numbers until they reach the age of 5!

With these tips, learning numbers can be fun and simple for the kids, and they will also develop a deep understanding of how to relate the numbers and counting skills with the activities they perform in their daily lives.

You must remember that everyone learns at their own pace, and children are no exception. So, be patient while teaching counting skills to your students.