When my kids were little, they loved counting. We would count everything. From their toes to their fingers. We counted the number of buttons on their shirt as we dressed. Rocks. Trees. Cars that drove by. You name it, we counted it.
Soon after they started really talking and being able to communicate, I would hear them not only repeat the numbers to me while we counted, but even start counting on their own. I loved that time with them. It was simple. They learned so much through play and every day activities.
It wasn’t until my younger three were around preschool age that I found out about manipulatives. Rainbow or counting bears were a big draw. Not only could I get quite a few of them for relatively cheap, I could use them for so many different activities. From matching to counting to patterns and much more.
Although my middle three are past the point of using counting bears, I have two younger boys that will be at the perfect age before long. So of course I wanted to see what was out there and gather some great resources.
Little ones will love using these printables, games and activities with their Counting Bears!
FREE Counting Bears Color and Numbers Activity | Mom Inspired Life
Animal Paw Print Color Matching Game for Preschoolers | Life Over C’s
Free Bear Counter Pattern Strips for Preschoolers | The Measured Mom
Rainbow Counting Bear Math Pack | Totschooling
Rainbow Bear Cards: Size Order | Life Over C’s
Free Counting Bears Bus Mats | Fairy Poppins
Counting to Ten with Bears | Simply Kinder
Counting Bear Addition Cards | The Kindergarten Connection
FREE Printable Preschool Math with Counting Bears | Hip Homeschool Moms
Rainbow Bear Graph Colors | Life Over C’s
Counting Bears Printable | As They Grow Up
Printable Bear Math Patterns for Preschoolers | Fun-A-Day
Camping Counting Mats with Counting Bears | Fairy Poppins
Rainbow Bears Color Matching Mats | Simple Fun for Kids
Free Printable Rainbow Bear Counting Cards | Life Over C’s
Rainbow Bears Preschool Letter Cards | No Stress Homeschooling
Games & Activities with Counting Bears
Rainbow Bear Dice Game for Preschoolers | Life Over C’s
Using Counting Bears During Story Time | Homebound But Hopeful
Counting Bears Graphing | Sara J Creations
Counting Bears Alphabet Match | Modern Preschool
Counting Bear Fine Motor Alphabet Mats | The Letters of Literacy
Counting Bear Pattern Cards | The STEM Laboratory
Counting Bear Clip Cards | Playdough to Plato
Write and Wipe Addition with Counting Bears | Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Rainbow Bears Washing Station Learning Activity | Something 2 Offer
Counting Bears Sorted by Size | Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Counting Bears Challenge Cards for K-1st | STEAMsational
Rainbow Bear Color Matching Spinner Game | Life Over C’s
10 Ways to Play and Learn with Counting Bears | What We Can Do With Paper and Glue
Teddy Bear Preschool Theme Counting Activities | No Stress Homeschooling
Problem Solving Using Bear Counters for 1st and 2nd Grade | The Measured Mom
Balancing Scale and Counting Bears Activities | Stay at Home Educator
Bring Home the Bears Activity | Days with Grey
Math Activities with Counting Bears | Busy Little Izzy