A series of counting worksheets for students.

When we want to know the number of objects in any set, we count. Normally we learn this skill in the preschool years. As we progress into Kindergarten, we expand our count lengths. Rote counting is one of the best methods to get these skills going for students. It often comes naturally for most students. You don’t need to spend a great deal of time on each day. A simple count to a fixed number at the start of every morning and just before we go home is enough to get the job done. Counting has been around for as long as anyone can remember or at least as far as records show. The most primitive forms of civilization used some form of counting. The first evidence we have of counting dates back 20,000 years to a bone found in the Congo region of Africa. On the bone lies a number of etched lines that look like your standard tallies. While it could have just been someone doodling, it most likely was scribed to account for something.

Today societies and whole cultures rely on automated counting, in most cases, computers doing all the work. We find counting to be a bit of a rote learned skill, but you can often make it fun in variety of different ways. Please see our worksheets below to help your students have more fun while learning to count. It is helpful to practice this skill by telling students you have a job for them and need to know how many jellybeans are in this jar. You can have them count just about anything, but the focus has to be in consistency. It is also helpful to have them complete dot to dot worksheets as they continue to help them think in a sequential manner. You can scroll down and find a whole bunch of these connect the dots worksheets below.

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Counting Worksheet Categories

Click any of the images or words below to print out the counting sheets.

Counting to 100 Chart

This can be seen as an advance in counting because the value goes to 100, but many teachers like to start here right after students learn their numbers.

Counting To 10

As basic as this skill gets.

Counting with Number Lines

A really nice way to complement the skill with a visual that can help you.

Before and After

This gets students to understand what a sequence is without even realizing it.

By 2s, 5s, and 10s

Our first introduction to skip counts.

Count and Write

Straight object counts followed by number composition.

Counting Sets of Numbers

This also leads us to compare numbers with greater than, less than statements.

Counting Through Coloring Worksheets

Use your crayons to follow along here. Colored pencils will do the trick here too.

Connect the Dots (Up To 20)

And you thought this was senseless busy work! These types of sheets really help students build their mental rolodex of sequence.

Connect the Dots (Up To 30)

The counts grow a little larger and the fonts get a little smaller.

Connect the Dots (Up To 50)

This should take them a few minutes to complete.

Counting with Fixed Numbers

This can really help build confidence and start them in the right direction.

Counting with Missing Numbers

A great way to stimulate some algebraic thinking.

Skip Counting Skills

The values that you are asked to skip by will continue to change as you get better it this skill.

Counting with Number Ranges

This is an advance form of these skills. It involves skip counts and finding unknown values.

Counting Sequences

These are missing counts that will require to determine the number pattern first.

File Folder Games Counting Skills

A helpful activity that you can just setup for students and they can work on it independently. They will be matching the amount of things.

Estimating by Counting

We relate estimating and quick counting to help students leap towards that skill.

How Many Are There

The title kind of gives it away, but you simply have to count sets of objects.

Adding Place Values

This helps students transition to convert values between standard and expanded form.