Count the petals! Our pretty flowers with from 4 petals to 20 petals challenge the kids to count. Use this set as double-sided flashcards by folding, or cut them all apart for some matching activities. Start with just a few cards with lower numbers and then work up.
Counting to 20
Help your children learn the numbers from 11 to 20 by repetition, fun games and challenges, and this collection of videos! This first stage is more about recognising the number words and being able to say them in the right order rather than associating them with a particular written number or number of objects. (Skip ahead to Counting on from 10 if that is what you are looking for). Remember, practice makes perfect!
- Counting to 20. Count fast, count slow, chant, sing!
- Making it active. Jump and count. Hop and count. Throw a ball and count. Count as you bounce up, and count as you bounce down!
- Making it fun. Count in turns - between pairs, groups or 3, or round in a bigger circle.
- Count backwards too. When you have counting to 20 under your belt, try counting backwards too!
- Start from any number. Make sure that kids don't have to start at 1 to count up to 20! Start from 5, or 10, or 12, or 16...
- Play Snap Challenge. At random times during the day, call out "Snap Challenge! Count to 20 starting from 6!" Your child can snap challenge you, too.
Use Our Resources
Here are some printables that you can use with the kids to help learn the numbers 11 to 20.
This is a ten page file with ten different colours of large counting cubes - perfect for when you need something for cutting and sticking into maths notebooks. They might also be useful when you want to do a "hands-on" activity but don't have any maths manipulatives to hand.
This set of printable counting cubes includes 10 of each colour, including a "top" cube. We've spaced them so that you can cut them out as quickly as possible.
This 2-page printable contains 10 ready-stacked towers of our counting cubes for you to cut out and use with other same-size printables in the collection, in 10 different colours.
Practise counting with these pretty flower number match up cards! Print out the five pages in the PDF file onto some card, cut each pair in half then mix up and give to the kids to reassemble.