Hot cocoa on a winter morning is just about the best thing ever.
Well, hot cocoa on a winter morning when you don’t have to leave the house for any reason whatsoever is the best thing ever.
But hot cocoa plays a major role in both scenarios!
And what’s hot cocoa without marshmallows? Which is why this set of fun hot cocoa marshmallow 1-10 counting cards makes such a great counting activity for winter!
These are wonderful for winter math centers or morning tubs!
I like to use them with pom-poms, but you can use math counters, playdough, or even counting bears instead.
Read on to see how to get your set!
And, for more hands-on fun with counting, don’t miss our Candy Bag Skip Counting Activity!
Cocoa Count! Hot Cocoa 1-10 Counting Cards for Kids
This set of counting cards includes ten color hot cocoa cards – one for each number from one to ten.
Each card includes instructions for how many “marshmallows” to add to the cocoa.
There’s also a small image below showing the correct number of “marshmallows”. That way, students can check their own work.
And a full blackline version is included!
How to Use the Cocoa 1-10 Counting Cards with Students
There are several ways to adapt this counting resource with students.
Laminate the cards and use them with playdough.
Print them half-sized for use in morning tubs.
Or laminate them to use dry erase markers to draw the “marshmallows” in each cup.
If you want to make this counting activity really fun, let students use the tiny marshmallows that come with hot cocoa mix as counters.
Of course, you’ll have to buy extra to make sure there are actually enough marshmallows to complete the activity.
I mean, what’s a marshmallow or two between friends?
You can also print the blackline version and let students color the pages. Then they can staple them to create a counting booklet.
Afterwards, they can cut out white circles to add “marshmallows” and glue them in place.
See more about this resource in the video below!
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