It’s back to school time!
In our area, students return in late summer so it’s still hot outside. But in many places, back to school time coincides perfectly with fall.
Which is why apples are still such a perfect back to school theme, especially in early grades.
Get some fun counting to ten practice and welcome kindergarten students to class with this hands-on apple counting to ten math center!
This resource is absolutely loaded with apple counting fun – in both English and Spanish!
Plus, it is versatile enough for use in small groups, at math centers, for independent work, or for take-home assignments.
Read on to see how to get your copy.
And, for more ways to practice counting with early grades, take a look at our collection of counting puzzles for kids!
Apple Count to Ten! Apple Counting to Ten Math Center
To use this kindergarten counting to ten math center, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are given below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Laminator (optional)
- Cardstock (optional)
- Child-safe scissors
- Glue sticks
- Transparent spinner
Inside this kindergarten counting resource, you’ll find printable counting to ten puzzles and English and Spanish counting to ten learning cards.
There are also counting practice worksheets, a spin and color game, and a counting cut and paste sorting activity.
There’s a blackline version of each activity included, if you need to save ink.
And all of the worksheets have answer keys for grading!
How to Use the Apple Counting to Ten Math Center with Kindergarten Students
There are several ways to use this counting math center with your students.
You can begin by introducing counting from zero to ten. Have the entire class count out loud with you.
Afterwards, show them how to count from zero to ten in Spanish and have them repeat each number word with you.
Then it’s time to head to the centers!
Divide the kids into small groups and let each group work on a different hands-on activity.
You can use the apple counting puzzles at one group, the apple count and clip cards with another, the apple number word matching cards at a third, and so on.
Here’s a tip: laminate the English and Spanish number word labels and attach hook and loop sticky dots to the back.
Voila! A reusable center activity!
By the way, the apple counting to ten puzzles are available as a standalone product as well.
I like to cover my spinner games with clear laminate. That way, students can use dry erase crayons to complete them.
Then I can just wipe the game clean and start over with a new group.
Finally, use the included worksheets for independent practice.
These are great for in-class work or for assignments the students can take home.
Of course, you could also laminate these and use them in small groups over and over again.
See an overview of this comprehensive counting resource in the video below!
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Check out some of these other early math activities for kindergartners!
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