Keep learning fun with this 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.

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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.

Free Dinosaur Counting Worksheets

Before we jump into the other activities, be sure to grab your free Counting to 10 Dinosaurs Worksheets.

These are great practice for counting number sets up to 10 and writing numbers.

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 forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

  • 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).

  • Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

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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. 

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

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.

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View all of the counting items listed above, plus more, here.

Toys and games to practicing counting and number sequence:

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