Learning to count to ten is a big accomplishment for toddlers and young preschoolers as mastering this skill signifies that they have a basic understanding of numbers and are ready to move on to bigger, more complex concepts and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, these rainbow number mats are the perfect way to practice this skill.
Rainbow Themed Number Mats
Now, you could obviously use these at any time throughout the Spring months and the rainbow/pot of gold theme would work just fine.
I, personally, decided to create them with that pot of gold theme in mind so that we would have a fun, no prep math activity that works perfectly for St. Patrick’s Day.
Our last set, the Valentine-themed number mats, were such a huge hit that I kept the same layout with these and just changed up the background and the drawing section to match the upcoming holiday.
Included in the printable set are ten separate number mats, one for each number.
In the top left-hand corner of each mat is the number for that page written both in numeral form and the number word. Next to that in the top right-hand corner is a place that your child can practice their number formation and handwriting skills for themselves.
Along the bottom half of the page, you’ll find a set of counting hands that will allow your child to practice counting while seeing the correct number in front of them and then, next to that, there is an area that allows them to practice counting on their own while they draw the correct number of gold coins.
To extend the activity, simply grab some play dough and have them practice making the number that they see at the top of the page. by the time they finish the pages in this set, they’ll be well on their way to mastering numbers 1-10.