35 Best Counting to 10 Worksheets and Activities
Here, you will find a collection of counting to 10 worksheets and activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Whether in the classroom, or in a homeschool environment, you will find plenty of free printable worksheets for different themes, fun coloring pages, and activities for extra practice.
Below, you will find the Common Core Standards for Counting and Cardinality and a range of different worksheets and printable activities. Near the bottom of the page, you will see a list of toys and games to practice counting to 10.
Math Common Core Standards for Kindergarten Kids
The Counting and Cardinality Common Core Math Standards for Kindergarten require young children to know number names and the count sequence, count to tell the number of objects, and compare numbers.
By the end of the school year, kindergarten age children are required to know the following skills for Counting and Cardinality:
- Count to 100 by ones and by tens. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.1)
- Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1). (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.2)
- Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects). (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.3)
- Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4)
- When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.A)
- Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.B)
- Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.C)
- Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5)
- Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.C.6)
- Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.C.7)
Please note, more early math skills are required in kindergarten, and used throughout first grade. You can see all of the Common Core Math Standards by visiting the Common Core State Standards Initiative
Counting to 10 Worksheets
As kids develop the skill of counting sets of objects up to ten, they will also need to work on cardinality.
Cardinality, in short, is the ability to recall the amount of objects counted. For example, if the kids are working on number counting, and count a set of objects, they would display cardinality when they say “I counted nine” (assuming that is correct). Furthermore, cardinality in kindergarten refers to finding numbers within a given set, comparing number sets, and so on.
To help you work on counting and cardinality, I’ve compiled a collection of paid and free resources from Teachers Pay Teachers and the Little Learning Corner store.
Themed Counting to 10 Worksheets
These themed worksheets include 15 counting worksheets each! There are 5 count and write, 5 tens frame, and 5 count and circle worksheets.
Your young learners will appreciate the number line at the top of the worksheets as a visual support.
- Apples and Pumpkins Numbers to 10
- Back to School Numbers to 10
- Christmas Numbers to 10
- Easter Numbers to 10
- Halloween Numbers to 10
- St. Patrick’s Day Numbers to 10
- Thanksgiving Numbers to 10
- Valentine’s Day Numbers to10
- Winter and Snowmen Numbers to 10
- Free 0-10 Counting Worksheets
- Dinosaurs Trace, Count, Match Numbers to 10
- Free Fish Counting Boom Cards
- Count and Clip Numbers to 10: Back to School theme
- Numbers to 10 Fall Themed Task Cards
- Free Color By Number Winter Worksheets
- Numbers to 10 Halloween Themed Task Cards
- Numbers to 10 Christmas Themed Task Cards
- Free St. Patrick’s Day Counting Worksheet
- Free 1-10 Printable Number Puzzles
- Decomposing Ten Dot Cards
- Ten Little Apples Build a Poem
- Write the Room Numbers to 10
- Free Numbers to 10 Spanish Boom Cards
Animals and Pets Themed Number Worksheets
At an early age, kids begin to develop a love for pets. Perhaps its because us parents start teaching them how to make funny animal noises as soon as they learn to speak. So, naturally, they love learning anything to do with their favorite animals. These simple counting worksheets
- Free Pets Roll and Write Counting and Graphing Game: Hands on and engaging print and go educational activities. Easy math center just print and add counters, mini erasers, or laminate and use with a dry erase markers. Children practice counting numbers on dice or subtizing the dots. Pre-k and K students practice graphing the numbers that they roll and allow them to practice comparing numbers
- Free Counting to 10 Dinosaurs Worksheets: practice counting number sets up to 10, and writing numbers
Toys and Games for Counting Number of Objects
The best way to help kids build counting and number sense skills is to practice counting as often as possible. One of my favorite activities is a Counting Jar. You can read more about that on my post, 20 Basics of Any Kindergarten Classroom.
Without using math worksheets, kids can practice counting sequence, or rote counting, by simply putting some of their favorite things out to count. For example, train cars, toy animals, rocks, dolls. The counting to 10 worksheets throughout this post are, however, an excellent way to balance concrete and abstract learning opportunities.
Toys and games to practicing counting and number sequence:
- Counting Bears
- Color Sticks for Counting
- Math Link Cubes
- Melissa and Doug Counting Abacus
- Counting Cookies
- Foam Peg Board with Counters and Lacing Strings
- Counting to 10 Counting Cans with Play Food
- Montessori Counting Puzzle
- Frog Counting Balance Scale
- Counting Links
- Color By Number Activity Book (Animal Themed)
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