Do you have the same problem at your house that I have at mine? My kids love to play with the math manipulatives, (especially the rainbow bear counters) and they get lost. I don’t know how, because I promise you I clean my house regularly, but they just disappear. That’s why I include the bear counters themselves with this printable.
These rainbow bear counters are one dimensional and not as fun to play with as their plastic counterparts, but they work great, my kids still love them, and I can print off a new page of them every time I need to. You’ll want to print two pages of each to start, so you start with at least 12 rainbow bear counters of each color.
These printables work best if you print them off then laminate them. That way you can use dry erase markers on them and use them over and over. Of course, you’ll have access to this printable forever, too, if you ever need to print replacement parts. I like to affix all of the printed, laminated pages to a file folder, and staple a small ziploc to the folder to hold the rainbow bear counters or any small playing pieces.
This 20-page printable includes:
- rainbow bear counters
- pattern puzzles
- ordinal numbers
- comparison words
- position words
- bar graphs
- addition and subtraction
- Instruction sheet contains 18 game ideas to play with your child, with learning objectives and all the materials (except for dice) provided.
Age range: I use these starting about age 3, teaching colors through grouping and prepositions through bear stories. I keep using the ten frame games up through about age ten to make sure my kiddos can really visualize ten.
*This product is completely digital. Your download will be immediately available after purchase. Nothing will be shipped.