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Counting to 20 - Cut and Paste Worksheet

PDF, Google Slides | 3 pages|Grades: K, 1 - 1

Count objects within 20 and match the total to its written number on this 2-page cut-and-paste worksheet.

Use this worksheet as an independent practice to support your counting lesson.

Students will cut out the numbers found on the second page. Then they’ll count the total objects in each box and paste the correct number where it belongs. 

By completing this activity, students show they can use one-to-one correspondence when counting a set of objects to 20. They will also demonstrate that the last number counted is the total number in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.  

An answer key is included in your download for easy grading. 

We Count and Match Worksheet: Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

In addition to individual student work time, use this cut-and-paste counting worksheet as a:

Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can draw their own sets of objects within 20 and label them. They can also practice ordering numbers from greatest to least or least to greatest.

Students who need extra support may need to use manipulatives to represent the pictures as concrete objects. Students might also find that grouping objects in fives and tens help them keep track of the objects.

A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheets for students to complete.  

You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Cut out the numbers and use velcro strips to attach the numbers to their place on the worksheet. Or have students practice writing numbers instead using a dry-erase marker.  

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

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This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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