Earlier this week I shared with you Apple Basket Muffin Tin Numbers. That printable set was designed to focus on one to one correspondence and number recognition. Today’s skip counting sheets build on those concepts and introduce two more basic math concepts. Skipping counting and patterns in my mind are two skills that walk hand in hand. Kids have to figure out just how many numbers they will count by looking for the patterns.
Skip Counting Sheets Visual Clues
I designed these skip counting sheets to give children a number of visual clues. You can choose to share the clues with your children or have them discover them by themselves.
What are the visual clues?
The odd numbers all have the numbers on the left side of the leaf.
Yes, that means your children can find the even numbers on the left.
Your children will notice that the odd numbers have orange leaves.
They will also notice that the even numbers have yellow leaves.
Your children will see that every other column is made of the same type of leaf.
Finally, they will see that every other number in a row is the same.
Skip Counting Sheets and Supplies
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You will need to download a copy of the Oak Leaf Muffin Tin Counting Numbers. They were designed to fit into a muffin tin, but you can use them on a flat surface if you like. I liked the idea of keeping the counting objects contained.
You may be asking yourself why after drawing oak leaves I didn’t use acorns in this counting activity. While I have done acorn math activities in the past, I decided to avoid the whole are acorns safe discussion this time. If you want to use acorns with these skip counting sheets, please use them. There are a number of counting objects you can use for this activity. I went with small pom-poms.
We used homemade pinching chopsticks for the apple basket counting activity. You could use them for this activity or have your children make pincers with their thumbs and pointer finger.
Below you will find a list other number and skip counting sheets and their themes.
Apple Muffin Tin Counting Numbers
Pumpkin Muffin Tin Counting Numbers