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Turkey Counting Mat : FREE Counting 1-10 Activity

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Every kids has different learning method and move at different phase. All of my kids learn differently and at their own pace.

For Hannah, my 4-years old, it’s kind of quite tricky at first to teach her the number words.

She knows the word for number one, two and three. But yet to get the word four and five.

How She Eventually Learn Counting

As times goes by, we try to do counting using toys and things around us.

Sometimes she would play with some block cubes and little ponies; and started to divide the cubes between the ponies.

While at this, she begin to count and started to ask me how many are the cubes.

Later, I realized that kids really learn better through unstructured play. Well, I read about it many times, and this is one of my real life experience.

Tired of telling her the number words for number 5 and number 4 words repeatedly, suddenly I got an idea.

I told her to show up all of her fingers in one hand, and told her, that quantity of fingers are called five. That is the word for that quantity of number.

Aha! And suddenly she got it! The light bulb moment!

What’s an achievement for both of us!

Since then, I thought of trying to use many types of counting mat with Hannah.

Counting mats help her to recognize the numbers that come with the quantity of things, while at the same time it also helps a lot.

Turkey Counting Mats

So for today, I am thrilled to share with you our Turkey themed counting mats.

Turkey Counting Mat

There are number 1 until number 10.

You don’t have to print all of them.

If your kids are practicing number 1-3, just give them the counting mats for number 1-3.

If they are counting number 4-6, then just pull out the respective counting mats.

How to Use Turkey Counting Mats

There are already adorable turkeys on the counting mats, with the numbers on it.

Turkey Counting Mats

The way we use it, we put toys on the turkeys while counting the turkeys.

This is great for one-to-one correspondence, as I always observe Hannah usually counts by matching one toy to one of my opened fingers.

For instance, when she asked me what is number 4, and asked me to show my fingers; I would have to open up 4 fingers.

But with counting mats, no more opening fingers for me. Ha!

She would just need to do it with the turkeys instead.

Get Your Download

Don’t forget to grab your free Turkey Counting Mats by clicking on the download button below.

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Have fun!

More Turkey Counting Activities

Let’s have fun counting turkeys with our exciting Turkey Counting Activity Pack!

Your little ones will definitely enjoy learning and reviewing their counting 1-10 with this Turkey-themed resource.

turkey counting

Among other activities include:

  • Trace the numbers – Trace the number 1 to 10 in the turkeys faces.
  • The missing numbers – There are some missing numbers in the turkeys line. Write the numbers.
  • Number Turkey – This is a cut and paste activity; your kids will enjoy counting using fingers, 10-frames, dice and counting the feathers.
  • Number Order 1-5 – Cut the pre-scramble turkey’s number puzzle. Arrange the puzzle according to the number order 1-5.
  • I Spy Turkey – Count the whimsical turkeys and write their numbers.
  • Count and Graph – For each turkey that you count and found, color one box for them to graph.
  • Turkey Color by Number – Color the turkeys by number.

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