Counting Activities for Back to School

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Books You Can Count On gives you eleven hands-on Back to School math activities. These math centers are based on classic children’s literature to help achieve your learning standards.

Books You Can Count On integrates the books you and your students treasure as you practice basic math skills. These favorite stories are easily found in your classroom, school, or public libraries.

Books You Can Count On provides math extension activities for large group circle time, small groups at the Teacher Table, and independent centers.

Books You Can Count On makes lesson planning as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Read one of the suggested Back to School books to your class. It’s a bonus that most of the activities can be done with a number of different books!
  2. Pick one of the Books You Can Count On activity to go along with the book. Prep is so simple! You only need to print, laminate, and gather a few basic supplies.
  3. Do the Books You Can Count On math activity with your class!

Books You Can Count On will inspire you & excite your students!

This resource contains eleven Books You Can Count On math activities that are perfect for Back to School!

  • Back to School Counting Mats
  • Back to School Count & Clip Cards
  • Back to School Path/Board Games
  • School Shoes Count & Clip Cards
  • Cute Cats Ten Frame Cards
  • Dinosaurs at School Counting Puzzles
  • Dinosaurs at School Counting Mats
  • Llama at School Find It Pocket Chart Game
  • Llama at School Story Sequence Cards
  • Mouse at School Number Sort
  • Mouse at School BINGO Game

You will LOVE the fact this resource also includes:

  • Books You Can Count Back to School Book List Suggestions!
  • Plenty of Classroom Photographs to show you how to set up the Books You Can Count On math activities!
  • Several pages of Labels to help you keep everything neatly organized and ready to use!

CLICK HERE to read how I used this resource for Back to School fun!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
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.


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