These cute counting sheets ask students to count a variety of objects including firemen, flowers, dogs and sandwiches. They are designed to teach students 1:1 correspondence as they count.
You can use these counting worksheets in a couple of ways. After you laminate them students can use a dry erase marker to place a check on each item as they count, or they can use counters such as chips or glass floral “marbles”, placing one on each item as they count. Then they can find the corresponding number to fill in the blank, or your students can write the number in if they are able. I have them state “There are 8 starfish”, etc. after they are finished. Initially you will have to do this activity with them, but once they get the hang of it you can use them as an independent center.
Tips: I like to use hook and loop dots in the blank space and on the back of the numbers. I keep them in a cup but if you want to keep this activity contained in a folder you can laminate a blank sheet of cardstock and stick them onto that with hook and loop tape. Blue tack would do in a pinch. I really like to use the large clear floral marbles because the students can see through them which I think helps them keep track of the items they are counting. I can reliably get them at a local dollar store and I think they are large enough not be a choking hazard, but you should use your own judgment with your students. I will not use the smaller ones with preschoolers or kindergarteners. I have seen them fall on the floor many times without breaking, so I’m not worried about them being glass. To make the worksheets sturdier I paste them onto a piece of construction paper leaving a colored border before I laminate them. You could also print them onto cardstock.