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Cookie Jar Number Recognition Activity: Counting to 20

I’ve never met a kid (or an adult) who doesn’t like a good snack. Cookies of any kind are a favorite around my house and in the classrooms I work in. This yummy-looking Seesaw activity not only gets our tummies growling, but also helps our students practice counting and number recognition skills. The free activity can also be used with Google Slides, so feel free to choose the best option for you and your kids.

Kindergarten students will practice number recognition and counting to 20 in this cookie jar math activity for Google slides or Seesaw.

Learning About Number Recognition:

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It’s important for children to learn kindergarten number recognition in order to solve problems and make sense of information.

These free Seesaw activities for kindergarten or preschool can be used with a laptop, PC, tablet, or a Smartboard.

The cookie jar counting slides include numbers 1 to 20.

Children can participate in this activity as a large or small group, in pairs, or individually. This is a great activity for a math center and also for distance learning.

In addition to learning about number recognition and counting skills here are some more ideas for what you can teach about:

  • Which cookie jar has the most cookies?
  • Which cookie jar has the least amount of cookies?
  • How many more cookies does this jar of 8 have compared to this jar of 5?
  • If I have 15 cookies in my jar and give 4 cookies to a friend, how many will I have left?
Kindergarten students practice number recognition and counting to 20 by placing the correct number of cookies in the cookie jar.

What Can Children Learn About Counting?

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  • What does 8 look like in a group?
  • How many cookies will be needed for everyone in class?
  • What number comes after 5?
  • If you try the activity again, will you get the same results?
In this free Seesaw activity for kindergarten, students practice counting to 20 by placing the given number of cookies in the cookie jar.

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How To Use The Seesaw and Google Slide Counting Jars

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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.
Choose the version of digital activity you prefer

When you have the Seesaw or Google slides downloaded, have your children take turns identifying the correct number and placing the same amount of cookies in the cookie jar.

Students practice number recognition and counting by placing the correct number of cookies in the cookie jar.

Easy Ways to Extend the Activity

Take it Hands-on

Try some hands-on counting by using manipulative like pom poms or real cookies to play along with the digital cookie jar activity.

Unique Writing Experiences

Give opportunity to practice writing number symbols and number words with pencils, crayons, markers, or fingers.

Counting Jar Race

Have students compete to see how quickly they can count and place the cookies in the jar. Students can draw the number or call out a number. Will they be faster than the teacher?

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Kindergarten students will love practicing number recognition and counting with this fun cookie-themed digital activity for Google slides or Seesaw.
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