Think of your end-of-the-year kindergarten students as ripe carrots. All year you have watched their green tops grow in reading and math, hoping that beneath the “soil” there was even more going on. As spring approaches, it’s time to “pull” your young learners up from under the earth to reveal the fruits (or vegetables in this case) of all that labor!
The Carrot Garden Spring Kindergarten Math Activities for Counting to 20 are a great way for you to see your students’ growth! With zero prep, your students can prove math skills like counting 1 to 20, number recognition, and more. Choose free Google Slides, Seesaw, or a printable hands-on activity.
Spring Math in Kindergarten
MATH ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
SPRING MATH ACTIVITIES IN KINDERGARTEN ARE ALL ABOUT PUTTING TOGETHER FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS YOU’VE WORKED ON ALL YEAR.
Remember when some of your students didn’t count up to three? I do! And now look at them go! Typically by the end of the year, kindergarteners are counting to 100, skip counting, practicing addition and subtraction, recognizing shapes and patterns, and more!
I love using free Seesaw and Google Slides for Kindergarten at the end of the year to spice things up. Students might be tired of old routines, and teachers have so many end-of-the-year tasks that lesson planning becomes a bigger chore than normal.
These spring theme slides fit right into your science lessons about spring flowers, insects, gardening, or weather.
Use the free printable to assess counting skills and number recognition. Do you still have students that are distance learning? You can easily assign the slides in your Google classroom.
Teachers should encourage thinking before/during/after students work on the free Google slides for Kindergarten:
- Is that a single-digit number? Double?
- What does that tricky teen represent?
- Which number is greater/less?
- Can you count the carrots backward? By twos?
What Can Students Learn From Kindergarten Interactive Google Slides?
KINDERGARTEN MATH GAMES
COUNTING AND NUMBER RECOGNITION SKILLS ARE KEY TO SENDING OUR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS TO THE NEXT GRADE.
In addition to practicing counting, this great math center activity also provides practice with:
- Number recognition
- Counting fluency
- Writing numbers
Why Is It Important For Kids To Count 1 to 20?
Besides the fact that kids love garden theme kindergarten activities, there are so many other reasons you should lay a strong math foundation with your child.
Tools you’ll need
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How To Use The Free Google Slides for Kindergarten Math
COUNTING WITH KINDERGARTENERS
GIVING YOUR STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF THEIR COUNTING SKILLS AT THE END OF THE YEAR MAKES EVERYONE FEEL PROUD.
All you need to do is follow the instructions below to access the Google account or Seesaw version of the activity.
If you prefer a printable version, just download and print.
Then, it’s up to you! Use the activity whole-group, small-group, as a game, as a math center, send it home, you get the idea!
How to Get the Activity
- Enter your email below and then check your email to get the activity.
- When you open the file you can click on the format that you prefer to use: Google Slides, Seesaw and/or Boom Cards®.
- If you are downloading the Google Slides version you will be prompted to “Make a copy.” This is an important step you need to complete to make sure you get an editable version to share with your students!
- In Slides, make sure you are in “Edit” mode, as opposed to “Present” mode. You will see the “Present” button in the upper right-hand corner.
- In Slides, just click on the symbol box to highlight it in blue and drag it when the cursor resembles a plus sign with an arrow on each end.
- If you choose the Seesaw version, click the Seesaw image to instantly add it to your Seesaw library.
- Use the Text tool (click on the large T) to be able to highlight each symbol to move it.
- To upgrade to self-checking Boom Cards®, click on the image to purchase the deck to use with your students.
- Finally, if you choose self-correcting Boom Cards, remember you must be connected to the Internet in order for the cards to work.
Easy Ways to Extend the Activity
Write the Numbers
In Seesaw, you can click any of the writing tools at the bottom of the screen to have your students practice writing each numeral. If you’re using Google slides, students can write on scrap paper or small whiteboards.
Print the slides and laminate them. Then, hide mini carrots or other garden-themed items in the sensory bin. Students must pick a random slide, identify the number, then search in the sensory bin to pull out each specific number of items to place on the number slide.
Hide the printed pages around the classroom, or outside on a nice spring day. Time students to find/identify each number as quickly as possible. Or, give each student a specific number card to find only that number. There are lots of fun ways to vary a scavenger hunt, and your students will appreciate the opportunity to run around!
Our Favorite Spring Books for Kids:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet (Mrs. Peanuckle’s Alphabet)Goodbye Winter, Hello SpringWorm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons)Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (NatureA Seed Is Sleepy: (Nature Books for Kids, Environmental ScienceBig Book of Blooms (The Big Book Series)Spring Stinks (A Little Bruce Book): A Little Bruce BookLittle Blue Truck’s SpringtimeI Am Spring: A Book About Spring for Kids (ISpring In The Forest Deluxe Lift-a-Flap & Pop-Up Seasons Children’s
“They loved this more than Play doh. I was amazed. “
I did this today with my daycare kids. They loved this more than Play doh. I was amazed. With it being too cold to go outside, this was great. Honestly they played for 1.5 hours and probably would of longer, but we had to get lunch ready. Thank you so much for this.