In Pre-K we are working on identifying the numbers and then counting out the correct amount. One of the things I love about these number mats is they have support (small circles to match each number) for students who are still developing the skill. (A set of number mats without circles, for older students, is also included in the pack.)
After counting out the pumpkins then the students dig for the cards. In this bin, each card had a representation for either 3 or 6. We use tens frames, tallies, fingers, dice and clusters of pictures to show each number.
A finished number mat will have pumpkin counters to represent the number, and 4 picture cards as well. Their favorite part of this center is “hiding” all the pieces back in the sensory bin for the next student to play!
If your students are also working on counting, number sense and sorting you can download these pumpkin counting mats HERE: Enjoy!