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Counting Objects Parking Lot - Numbers 1-10

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 3 pages | Grades: PK - K

Practice counting objects and recognizing numerals with a match-up style game.

🏁 Start Your Engines! Practice Counting Objects With Our Parking Lot Game

On your mark, get set, go! Students will have a blast with this counting objects parking lot game. This resource was developed for students to strengthen their number recognition and counting skills. Students will practice counting groups of 1–10 items.

To play, students will pick a car, identify the number, find the same number of objects on the game board, and move the car into the parking spot. Students will take turns until all of the parking spots are full.

Through this activity, students will show they can match numerals with a group of items showing the same number.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this counting game to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by counting the items on the board first and writing the number in each space. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage students to create an addition or subtraction sentence with the number they chose.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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