Pumpkin Math Number Mats
Children can learn numbers, count, and practice writing with these free interactive Pumpkin Math Number Mats. Each mat includes a 10-frame, counting pumpkin field, and number and word trace or write section so the mat can be adapted to each child's learning stage.
Counting Pumpkins on 10-frames:
Using the 10-frames section, encourage your child to place pumpkins on each black circle on the frame. The empty circles should remain blank. As they place them one-by-one they can count or just place them on. The 10-frames give them a self-correcting way to learn because they don't have to be told how many pumpkins they need, they can just place the right amount on the frame. Counting Pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch:This section can be done two ways.Pumpkins on the 10-Frames: Encourage your child to move each pumpkin one at a time from the 10-frame to the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch: Encourage your child to count the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and move them to the 10-frames.Tracing and Writing Numbers:
Encourage your child to trace the number and then write it on the line provided to the right. If your child isn't ready to write you should skip this part to avoid frustration. If your child can trace, but not write the number on their own I would skip the blank line on the right or you can write the number and have them trace it again. Tracing and Writing Number Words:ncourage your child to read the number word and then trace and write it. Again, adapt this part if your child is not ready to write letters. You can always do this activity again and add skills that were previously skipped when your child is ready.