Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards

Sep 1, 2017 | August, Back To School, Freebies, Guest Posts, Math, September | 0 comments

Are you looking for a simple and engaging math activity for your students to do at the beginning of the school year? These Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards are not only an easy and interactive way for children to practice counting and identifying number, but they will also work on developing their fine motor skills too.

Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards

How To Use The Back-to-School Counting Clip Cards:


  • Back-to-School Counting Clip Cards (3 pages)
  • White Card Stock
  • Printer
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Paper Cutter or Scissors
  • Clothes Pin

To prepare this activity, print these Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards on white card stock. I recommend laminating cards for extra durability too. Then, you can use either a paper cutter or scissors to cut the cards apart. Put the cards and clothes pins in a small container such as a pencil box or pouch. This is an easy and inexpensive math activity to prepare. At this time of the year, you can find pencil boxes or pouches and clothes pins at the dollar store.


To begin this activity, children will select a clip card and count the number of school supplies that are pictures. They will then place a clothes pin on the number that matches the set.  Students continue counting from 1 to 10 and clipping the cards until they have clipped all of the cards.

Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards

You can draw a dot on the back of the card on the correct answer. This way students can easily check their answer to see if they are correct.

Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards

These Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards are a fun and hands-on way to practice counting and identifying numbers at the beginning of the year. This simple, low-prep activity is perfect to use as a math warm-up at the beginning of class, during small guided math groups, or to put out at a math station. They can easily be printed and sent home for students to practice counting with their families too.

Back-To-School Counting Clip Cards

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