These free printable Easer counting clip cards are a fun, low-prep way to help your child improve their counting abilities, number recognition, finger strength, and fine motor skills.
The cards feature sweet digital watercolor Easter images that are pretty and eye-catching to keep your little learner’s attention. These count and clip cards are fun as part of your homeschool preschool Easter theme or for use in a preschool classroom. I hope you enjoy them!
For more low-prep Easter learning fun, be sure to check out these additional free printables here on The Artisan Life:
- Easter do a dot printables
- Easter tracing pages
- Easter picture bingo
- Easter matching game
- Easter dot to dot printables
This post includes affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission on purchases made through links at no additional cost to you.
How to print and and use counting clip cards
Counting clip cards, also called count and clip cards, are a fun and engaging way to practice counting and number recognition.
Counting clip cards help your child develop and improve:
- Number sense
- Counting abilities
- Number recognition
- Subitizing skills
- Fine motor skills
Subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize small quantities without consciously counting them. For example, you automatically know when you see three dots on a die that it means “3” without counting them “1, 2, 3” the way a young child does. This is subitizing.
Fine motor skills are improved when your child uses a close pin to “clip” their answer. This can be very challenging for little fingers!
If you don’t have a clothespin, that’s fine. Your child can mark the answers with a manipulative, like a counting bear, pompom, or nature treasure. For a greater fine motor challenge, have them use large tongs or tweezers to place the manipulative. In the image below, you can see my daughter using a graphing page with tweezers and wool balls:
This set of counting bears comes with tongs, cups, and activity cards. It also comes with a reusable storage box! It’s the set we personally use and a great way to get started with math manipulatives if you don’t have any yet:
- 【Counting Bears Toy】: Make fun for preschool learning. Counting Bears set includes 60pcs bears and 6 cups, 10 activity cards, 2 dices and 1...
- 【Toddler Educational Toy】: Great teaching toy for basic mathematics concepts. Matching and sorting colorful cups and rainbow counting bears help...
- 【Toy for Preschool Learning】: Counting bears as Montessori toys with dices and cups for toddlers help them notice differences between things and...
Materials needed for counting clip cards
You don’t need much time or materials to print and use this low-prep activity.
- Your free printable. The download is located further down the post.
- Paper or cardstock. If you’re not laminating, use cardstock. If you are laminating, I recommend 32 lb “premium” paper. It has a surprisingly non-premium price, is thicker than regular printer paper, and is bright white for vibrant images.
- Laminator and laminating pouches. These are optional, but highly recommended. Printables typically only last for a couple of uses with young children if they’re not laminated. Laminating at home quickly saves you money compared to printables to an office supply store for lamination.
- Scissors or a paper trimmer/cutter. I use this paper trimmer.
- A clothespin or manipulative to mark answers. If your pages are laminated, your child can use a dry erase marker or (even better) a dry erase crayon.
We recently discovered Stabilo Woody crayons/pencils and they’re amazing. I wish I’d known about them when I was still in the classroom. They’re basically a wax crayon inside a large wood pencil body that’s easy for children to grasp. They’re water soluble and can be used as watercolor pencils or in lieu of a dry erase marker.
Stabilo Woody crayons wipe off easily with a very slightly damp cloth. Unlike dry erase markers, Woodies have no stink and no ink to stain clothes, hands, or furniture. They are a great tool for your homeschool preschool supply box that you can use again and again without worrying about caps being left off and markers drying out.
If that sounds too good to be true, check out the video in this post with free printable dinosaur coloring pages. I demonstrate how well they color on laminated pages and how quickly they erase.
Even if you have a clothespin and don’t need them for this particular activity, check out the Stabilo Woody line.
- XXL lead applies as much pigment as 8 colored pencils at once
- Large width ideal for smaller hands
How to use counting clip cards
Your little one will be enjoying these printable Easter counting clip cards in just a few minutes!
First, download your printable and print the pages you want. The cards have numbers 1-12 with 4 numbers per page.
Laminate the pages before cutting them out, unless your laminator instructs otherwise. Laminating first saves time because you cut once instead of twice.
Cut the cards out.
Count, clip, and enjoy! My daughter is still working on left to right order, so I reinforce it by counting from left to right, top to bottom because this is reading order in English in Spanish.
I demonstrate by counting aloud while pointing at each item with my index finger. She usually gets excited and joins in the counting. Then I ask her “Do you see the number __?” and she clips her guess.
I frequently hold the card for her because, as a young three year old, she sometimes needs both hands to open her clothespin.
If you don’t have a clothespin, your child can place a manipulative on top of their answer or mark it with a dry erase crayon/marker. They’re a fantastic art supply that will quickly become a go-to favorite!
You can make the cards self-checking for your child by marking a mark with a Sharpie on the back of each card that corresponds to the position of the correct number.
Free printable Easter count and clip cards download
Alright, let’s get to the free printables!
The artwork on these counting clip cards is copyright by the generous, talented DigitalArtsi. Thank you, Jane, for your beautiful artwork and generous, affordable licensing.
Like all free preschool printables on The Artisan Life, this game is free for personal and classroom use. You are also welcome to use it with scout troops, homeschool co-ops, etc. Basically, as long as you are personally organizing the activity, it’s fine to use these.
You are not licensed to redistribute the printouts or digital files to others. Just send your friends or coworkers to this post so they can download their own copies!
I hope your little learner has lots of fun with these Easter themed counting clip cards! Discover more free printables for Easter and Easter activities below:
Easter Printables & Crafts
Looking for free Easter printables or easy Easter crafts for kids? You've come to the right place!
Free Easter Planner
Reduce stress, finally remember where all the eggs were hidden, and make time for gratitude this Easter with this free printable Easter planner.
Free Printable Spring Bunny Bujo Planner Pages
Get organized and have a cute planner without spending all weekend drawing when you use these printable bunny bujo pages.
Free Printable Easter Bunny Dot Marker Coloring Pages (Black & White)
Dot marker pages are fantastic, no-prep fun for toddlers and preschoolers.
7+ Free Printable Cute Bunny Pun Coloring Pages
These cute bunny pun coloring pages for adults will give you a chuckle and lift your mood as you color your cares away.
5+ Free Printable Colored Bunny Dot Marker Coloring Pages
Do you prefer colorful dot marker pages? These cute and colorful bunny dab it marker pages are sure to be a hit with your little learner!
Free Printable Easter Egg Coloring Pages for Adults
These detailed Easter egg coloring pages for adults feature beauituful flowers to color on large Easter eggs.
Free Printable Easter Bunny Cut & Paste Puzzle
Get tips for making this cut and paste Easter bunny puzzle reusable when you click through to the po
Free Easter Tracing Printables
Help your child build vocabulary and fine motor skills with these Easter trace and color pages.
Free Printable Easter Number Building Puzzles
These adorable Easter number building puzzles are a fantastic way to improve your child's number sense and counting.
Free Printable Easter Egg Addition Worksheets
Help your child learn addition with these easy Easter egg addition worksheets in printer-friendly black and white.
Free Printable Easter Prewriting Practice Tracing Paths
Toddlers and preschoolers love tracing the path between these cute Easter images.
Free Printable Easter Roll and Cover
These Easter roll and cover mats are preschooler tested and approved.
Free Printable Easter Chick Coloring Pages
These Easter chick coloring pages are so cute for kids!
Free April Menu Planner Printable (+ Easter menu planner printable)
Plan your April menu and your Easter dinner with six pages of menu planner in color and black and white.
Free Printable Easter Count and Graph Worksheets
These count and graph worksheets are a fun, no-prep math activitiy for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
25+ Free Printable Easter Egg Templates & Easter Egg Coloring Pages
These egg templates are great for Easter crafts and the Easter egg coloring pages for kids are a mess free way for kids to decorate eggs.
Free Easter Dot to Dot Printables for Kids (a no-prep Easter activity)
Your child will love finishing the Easter picture by connecting the dots then coloring the image.
Free Printable Easter Do a Dot Pages for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Toddlers and preschoolers always love do a dot pages. Make them no-mess by using stickers instead of dauber markers!
Free Printable Easter Bingo (secular and religious versions)
This free printable Easter bingo is a great screen-free activity! Pick from a completely secular or a religious Easter bingo with Christian images, too.
Free Easter Word Search Printable (secular and religious versions)
This printable Easter word search is available in color or ink-saving black and white! Pick from a secular version or a Christian word search with religious Easter words to find.
Free Easter Matching Game Printable (an easy screen-free activity!)
This free printable Easter memory game is great for kids of all ages! Use the easy Easter picture version for younger children or the difficult Easter egg matchign game for older kids.
DIY Eco-Friendly Fillable Easter Eggs (with free printable pattern!)
Make your own eco-friendly felt Easter eggs with this easy tutorial.
The Safe way to Make Blown Easter Eggs
Want to make blown Easter eggs without putting your mouth on a germy raw egg? Learn how to make blown Easter eggs the safe way!
20+ Fun Easter Basket Stuffers for Toddlers that Aren't Junk
Tired of giving candy and plastic junk that ends up in the trash by next Sunday? Check out these toddler Easter basket stuffers that aren't junk!
Leave a Reply