Count and clip cards are a great way for you and your preschooler to work on counting with the bonus of adding in some easy fine motor skills with the pincer grip.

Toddler and Preschool Math - FREE Printable Count and Clip Cards for Fall and Hibernating Animals

FREE Preschool Printable Number Clip Cards

Clip cards are an easy to set up activity, that you can then use and use again with your preschoolers.

We have made our own versions using stickers as well as printed versions like these number cards with acorns and squirrels for autumn and winter fun. See just 3 that you can find here on Rainy Day Mum below.

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Squirrel and Acorn Counting Clip Cards - match how many acorns the squirrel has collected with the right number and work on number recognition, motor skills and 1 to 1 correspondence counting.

Materials Needed for Making the Preschool Math Cards

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Join our Rainy Day Tots Facebook Group and get the Count and Clip Cards FREE in the files section! Otherwise, the set is available for purchase in our store.

Prep Needed

  1. Cut out the Clip Cards and the Squirrel
  2. Laminate the cards if you want to make them longer lasting.
  3. Using glue or double-sided sticky tape attach the squirrel to the clothes pin.
Squirrel and Acorn Counting Clip Cards - match how many acorns the squirrel has collected with the right number and work on number recognition, motor skills and 1 to 1 correspondence counting.

Using the Count and Clip Cards For Learning

Squirrel and Acorn Counting Clip Cards - match how many acorns the squirrel has collected with the right number and work on number recognition, motor skills and 1 to 1 correspondence counting.

With your set of math cards made you can get learning with your tots.

  1. Sit with your tot and share the cards.
  2. Pass the cards over and support your child counting the number of acorns on the card.
  3. Then read the numbers and match the number of acorns counted to the correct number.
  4. Let your child place the squirrel by opening the clothes peg.

After the 1 to 1 Activity time, you may want to place the cards in a basket with the book of the week so that your toddlers and preschoolers can use them again and again.

Top Tips for Introducing Count and Clip Cards with Toddlers

If you have toddlers instead of overwhelming them with so many cards here’s our top tip for using count and clip cards with them.

Squirrel and Acorn Counting Clip Cards - match how many acorns the squirrel has collected with the right number and work on number recognition, motor skills and 1 to 1 correspondence counting.
  • Decide to focus on a smaller set of numbers we recommend 1 – 5 at first and then build up to 10.
  • Share the cards 1 at a time and help them to count the acorns.
  • You could cover the acorns as they count them this will help them avoid counting them again.
Count and Clip Free Printable Squirrel and Acorn Cards

About our Winter Animal Book Over and Under the Snow

Our featured book is Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal.

You can read more here about why we have chosen this particular book for our Winter Animals and Hibernating Animals theme for our Rainy Day Tots.

More Winter AND Hibernating ANimals Themed Activities for your Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Clip and Count Acorn and Squirrel Cards for Preschool Math
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

10 Comments

    1. Hi I’m really sorry can you please send an email via our contact form and we will look into this and send you out the acorn counting cards that way.

  1. Hello I just purchased the Squirrel and Acorn counting cards but not sure where they were sent. I have not received and email or download.

    1. Hi, can you please email us with more details, we have checked our store database and there is no record of a purchase under the email address here.

      1. Good morning! I have sent you and email with proof of purchase. Please let me know if you receive it. Thank you! 🙂

  2. I joined your Facebook group but can not find the Squirrel and Acorn printables. Are they free to me?

    Thank you,

    Charleen Pugh

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