Counting Mat Fun Free Printable for Veterans Day

I swell with pride for my husband whenever Veteran’s Day arrives.  He’s really not that into having a day as he feels it was more his duty to serve than some amazing feat.  Either way though, I’m proud.  And I want my kids to be proud, too!  So we try to do at least a few activities surrounding Veterans and talk about what it means to serve your country.

Celebrate learning on Veteran's Day with some fun Veterans Day Counting Mats!  Practice subitizing, addition, subtraction, and more!

If you’re looking for more printables for Veteran’s Day, I don’t actually have a pack for Vets.  Ack!  I do have a pack for Memorial Day though, which I think would work in a pinch.

Celebrate learning on Veteran's Day with some fun Veterans Day Counting Mats!  Practice subitizing, addition, subtraction, and more!

Setting Up the Veterans Day Counting Mats

Things you Need:

Lamination
Cardstock
Red Glass gems or plastic gems

I typically laminate OR use cardstock.  One is enough for these counting mats!  But feel free to use both if you think they’ll go under a lot of stress.

We use glass gems simply because that is what we have.  Any small objects could be used for the counting part!  Plus, there are printable poppies!

Celebrate learning on Veteran's Day with some fun Veterans Day Counting Mats!  Practice subitizing, addition, subtraction, and more!

 

Using the Veterans Day Counting Mats

I loved the idea of using the poppies in the counting mats, so I did!  They’re a bit small and a pain to cut out, but they’re totally worth it.

We still use counting mats to practice subitizing (being able to look at the amount and knowing how many are there without counting them).  I especially want them to be familiar with the 10 frame and be able to quickly recognize how many dots are in the 10 frame!

Celebrate learning on Veteran's Day with some fun Veterans Day Counting Mats!  Practice subitizing, addition, subtraction, and more!

 

We also use the counting mats for simple addition.  I might put down 4 gems and ask how many more we need to make 10 (or whatever card we have).  Combining the gems with the printable poppies helps for double checking purposes.

Celebrate learning on Veteran's Day with some fun Veterans Day Counting Mats!  Practice subitizing, addition, subtraction, and more!

The Veterans Day counting mats are an exclusive printable for the newsletter list!  Every week, new printable!  TO get it first, you’ll want to be on the newsletter list!  This actually was available to the newsletter on Thursday!

Celebrate learning on Veteran's Day with some fun Veterans Day Counting Mats!  Practice subitizing, addition, subtraction, and more!

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