If you want a no-prep, screen-free way to help your child learn how to count, you've come to the right place. These printable Halloween count and graph worksheets are fun, educational, no-prep, and help your child develop many important skills.
This post has a super cute and preschooler approved Halloween I-Spy and count & graph worksheet available for free with no email address required. You can also snag a pack of 8 count and graph worksheets with color, black & white, and options for counting to 1-5 or 1-10.
There are many ways to play with these graphing worksheets depending on your child's age and stage. It's also easy to make them reusable so you can save time and ink!
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Benefits of count & graph worksheets
I-spy and count & graph worksheets seem so simple to adults, but they provide many valuable benefits for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children.
These Halloween count and graph printables develop a variety of skills:
- Counting 1-5 and 1-10
- Tracing numbers 1-5 and 1-10
- Visual discrimination
- Attention to detail
- Graphing numbers 1-5 and 1-10 in a bar graph
- Fine motor skills
- Data analysis
- Emotional regulation and persistence
And they're either no-prep or very low-prep, depending on how you want to use them!
How to use count & graph worksheets
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First, download and print your printables. The download links for the free 1-5 Halloween graphing worksheet and the pack of 8 printables are further down the post.
Lately I've been using this 32 lb bright white printer paper for my preschool printables. Images look nice and bright and the paper is a bit sturdier than "normal" printer paper.
To make your worksheets reusable, laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pocket or page protector.
I recently got these secure page protectors with a flap to keep the paper inside and I love them! They're cheaper than laminating and they're reusable, too.
My daughter can use a dry erase marker on her page protectors and I don't have to worry about the page accidentally slipping out. It's also easy for me to keep her worksheets organized in a 3 ring binder. Additionally, this arrangement keeps the pages from slipping around while she uses them. It's a win-win.
I place the pages so the I-Spy and graphing page pairs are facing one another, like this:
Count the items on the I-Spy page and record the quantities.
Transfer these numbers over to the graphing page. There are numbers to trace or your child can color in the squares.
There are many ways to count and graph. Here are a few ideas:
- For the youngest learners:
- Have your child use a do a dot marker to mark an image on the I-Spy card then immediately mark a square in the corresponding graphing page. This is how I introduced the pages to my daughter and the method you see in the video accompanying this post.
- For a greater challenge, have them use a "regular" marker or pencil to each item and place a dot in the corresponding record square as they go. Work with them to count the dots after each image has been marked, then transfer this number to the graph paper. This version works well with laminated pages so the activity is reusable.
- Older children can make tally marks or write the number in the record square.
- Children can also cover each counted picture with a small manipulative like an eraser or pompom to keep track of which items they've already counted.
- The graph can be colored in, covered with manipulatives. or your child can trace the numbers.
- For a more challenging game, do not provide manipulatives to assist with counting and don't have your child mark each image. This can be pretty challenging, especially on the count to 10 pages!
Printable Halloween count & graph worksheets
There are two sets of printables: The freebie page with numbers 1-5 and the premium set with 8 sets of I-spy and graphing pages.
Please note that, like all preschool printables on The Artisan Life, these worksheets are for personal and single classroom use. You are welcome to print and use them as many times as you'd like as long as you are personally organizing the activity (or leaving it for a sub in your own classroom). This includes with homeschool co-ops and therapy clients.
You are not licensed to redistribute the printables to other adults for use with their students/children. Please just send your friends and coworkers to this page so they can download their own copies.
You can take a look inside in this video showing my daughter using her favorite do a dot marker and a 1-5 count and graph worksheet:
Printable I-Spy and graphing worksheets for Halloween
First let's take a look at the pack of 8 worksheets. It has 16 total pages - 1 page of I-Spy counting & one page of graphing per design.
The set of 8 worksheets has 4 puzzles with numbers 1-5 and 4 puzzles with numbers 1-10.
Half are in color and half are in black and white. The color and black & white pages are different so there are eight unique I-Spy pages.(Please note that the 1-10 page has 6 images so only 6 discrete numbers are graphed per page.)
You can snag all 8 puzzles in one handy file for the very low price of $1.99.
Free printable Halloween I-Spy & graphing worksheet
The free printable is what you see my daughter using in the video accompanying this post. It features the numbers 1-5 and a variety of cute Halloween images including a Halloween shark!
The download link is located below the preview image. When you click the link, a new tab will open and the download should begin automatically. You may need to authorize downloads from DropBox if a dialogue box pops up asking for permission.
I hope your family loves these I-Spy/count and graph printables as much as mine does.
If you have a preschooler at home, make sure to grab your free printable school readiness checklist so you know exactly what skills your child should be learning: