Counting with Playing Cards

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Counting is a skill that young children need to master in order to become proficient in addition and subtraction.



Here is a fun activity to practice counting using playing cards and checkers.

First gather your materials.

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Next, create simple rules.

 

Since my twins were playing together, one was red and the other was black. I separated the cards and the checkers into their own decks.

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Then they flipped the cards and chose one. They can use one card to count the number.

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For more advanced fun, have your children count the cards together.