Skip counting is a foundation to multiplication, and you can help your child learn to skip count with these 15 skip counting activities. The first five activities focus on counting by two’s all the way to the fifteens. And each set counts up 15 times. (2 x 15)
We love singing! Music has always been apart of our family. We sing in the car. All of my kiddos clink, clanged, and danced their way through Kindermusik. And lately, we have found that we love to learn by singing.
This year, my two older boys learned to skip count the numbers one through fifteen, all by singing. But some kiddos don’t like to sing, some don’t learn best that way.
Skip counting is one way to build a strong foundation in multiplication. So for the next five days, starting April 9th, I will be sharing five fun, hands-on activities you can incorporate into your math routine if your little ones don’t like to sing.
If you don’t want to download each one separately, you can get them all in one easy download.
Skip Counting Activities:
This game is very similar to the clip cards. Children move around the board practicing their skip counting. If they land on a monster, they have to say the missing number or lose a turn!
We love puzzles! And this one has children using their skip counting knowledge to put together puzzles that have 12 pieces.
These clip cards are a great way to review skip counting. Simply grab some clips, and let your children figure out the missing numbers while skip counting.
These skip counting activities have children once again figuring out the missing number and gluing it into the empty box.
There is something about mazes that fascinate kiddos. So grab some Do-A -Dot markers and count your way to the end of the maze.
Ready-Set-Learn: Skip Counting Grd 1-2Times Tables and Skip Counting Chart Cards (6 Sets) – Daily Math Practice – Cool Math gifts – Math help for kids – Multiplication and Skip Count Made Easy – Back to School SuppliesEducational Insights Foam Magnetic Numbers with BoardSkip’s Counting Jams: Music and Games for MultiplicationPicture Sticks Puzzles – Skip Counting
Other fun skip counting activities:
Google Slides from The Measured Mom is a simple no-prep activity
Skip Counting with QR Codes from Playdough to Plato is a creative way to work on skip counting.
Teach Skip Counting with Stickers by The Measured Mom is a fun way for children to visualize what is happening when we skip count.
Skip Counting Word Problems by This Reading Mama is a great way to put into practice all your new skip counting skills by working on word problems.
Frog Puzzles from Life Over C’s allows children to practice counting while putting pictures together.
Skip Counting Spider Webs – If you kiddos love spiders this is another way to practice counting.
Skip Counting by 10’s With Bottle Caps from Creative Family Fun is a very hands-on way to practice counting by 10’s…but could be adapted to other skip counting too.
Math Art: Skip Counting by Better Than Homework – I have a little guy that loves art, but math is not his favorite. Combining the two makes learning math fun, and this post has some great ideas on how to do this with skip counting.
Lily Pad Gross Motor Activity from In Our Pond has free lily pads for you to use as your child jumps their ways through skip counting.
School Time Snippets has a wonderful way to make a multiplication wheel that you can use when practicing.
Skip Counting Dot to Dot Sheets from Royal Baloo is a wonderful way to get in more skip counting practice.
I hope you find some skip counting activities that your children will love.
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