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Free Counting to 20 Unicorn Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

The end of the school year can be difficult. At best. Weather calls us outside, kids are distracted by summer plans, and teachers are tired. And that’s just to name a few end-of-the-year trials.

That’s why I created this amazing digital unicorn counting 1-20 activity! No prep! And yet it engulfs all of the valuable math skills your students worked on all year. You’re welcome!

Counting to 20 Digital Game for Beginning Math

Learning About Math for Kindergarten:

PERFECTING COUNTING SKILLS IN KINDERGARTEN

BEGINNING KINDERGARTEN MATH INVOLVES SIMPLE COUNTING AND NUMBER RECOGNITION. BY THE END OF THE YEAR, MANY STUDENTS HAVE MADE AMAZING PROGRESS.

Learning to count and identify numbers with fluency provides a solid foundation for math in the next grade level. First graders will delve into place value, addition and subtraction, and more!

This fun unicorn theme activity for kids is engaging for them while still giving you some valuable feedback on their counting to 20 skills.

Download the activity in your Google classroom, use it on Seesaw for your kids, get online with Boom cards, or print it out for the math center.

The free Google slides for kindergarten math feature numbers 1-20! Your students will identify the number, then count out the appropriate number of hearts by dragging them onto the rainbow.

With so many ways to use the kindergarten Google, Seesaw, or Boom Cards activity, students will focus on a ton of valuable skills:

  • Number identification
  • Counting fluency
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Subitizing
  • Fine motor
Digital unicorn counting game for Kindergarten math

What Can Kindergarteners Learn from Fun Unicorn Math?

IMPORTANT KINDERGARTEN MATH SKILLS

DEVELOPING AUTOMATICITY WITH NUMBERS AND COUNTING HELPS YOUNG LEARNERS GRASP NEW CONCEPTS EASILY.

As you introduce the activity, or if you complete the presentations online as a group, you can ask important questions:

  • What number is this? Is it one digit or two?
  • How many tens/ones does it have?
  • Is this number big/small?
  • How might you organize your hearts so they are easily counted?
Counting game with a unicorn theme to 20 being played on a tablet.

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How To Use This Free Counting to 20 Activity:

COUNTING 1-20 WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNERS

ALLOWING CHILDREN TO WORK AT THEIR OWN LEVEL WILL HELP THEM GAIN CONFIDENCE. SOME KIDS MIGHT NOT BE READY FOR ALL OF THE SLIDES.

All you need to do is choose the version you want below, then follow the instructions.

If you choose to print the activity, laminate it for durability. You can place heart erasers on a paper plate for students to place onto the rainbow.

Children can grab a random mat, identify the number, and begin counting objects.

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
Unicorn Themed Counting Game for Kindergarten

Easy Ways to Extend the Activity

Unicorn Craft for Kids

Tying in a fun unicorn craft is a great way to extend math into other areas of the curriculum.

Scavenger Hunt

If the weather cooperates, hide the printed number mats outside and send your kids off on a scavenger hunt. Then, they can put the mats in numerical order.

Sensory Bin

Hide some hearts in the sensory bin and ask students to find them before placing and counting onto the number mats.

Encourage Counting at Recess

Challenge students to count the ups and downs on the Gym Dandy teeter-totter, or how many times they slide down the slide. Get a quick report after recess and go about the day!

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