Skip counting is hard to learn. It’s one of those things where you just have to know it. There is no building up. Yet it is incredibly useful so we really want to teach it.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, we make school fun. I was going to sit around and just recite skip counting over and over. Yawn! But frankly, there isn’t much out there! I don’t remember now how the dot-to-dot came about, but it was a big hit!
Skip Counting Dot to Dot
I’ve made a selection of dot to dots for skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s. Mermaid, fire truck, ice cream, dinosaur, robot, dolphin…there is an option for everyone!
When we use these I have the boys say the numbers out loud. It’s fairly easy to figure out which dot is next but by reciting it I know the information is seeping in there! We try to practice when we are out doing something active as well, but there are times when we just cannot be outside.