Are you ready to have some fun with numbers and counting? Then check out our free counting and numbers worksheets made easy for first graders to learn numbers and enjoyably improve their counting skills.

In 1st Grade, you are probably learning to count up to 20, write numbers and number words, compare and order numbers, identify odd and even numbers, skip count, explore place value, and solve simple addition and subtraction problems. That sounds like much work, but don't worry!

• We have some awesome worksheets and activities to make learning these skills quick and raise your kid’s math skills!

Let's take a look at what you can do with these worksheets.

## How to have fun with numbers and counting like a pro in 1st Grade?

Numbers and counting are everywhere in our daily lives. We use them to tell time, measure things, play games, shop, and more. Thus, reasons why we have created attractive and straightforward worksheets that will help your 1st grader have fun with numbers and counting like a pro.

Counting and working with numbers is an essential skill that will help you in school and beyond. But how can you learn these skills in a fun way? Here are some tips:

• Use different objects to count, such as toys, coins, buttons, or candies. You can also use your fingers, toes, or body parts to count.
• Sing songs or rhymes that involve counting, such as "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" or "Five Little Monkeys."
• Play games that involve counting, such as hopscotch, bingo, dominoes, or dice.
• Draw or color pictures that show numbers and counting, such as a number line, a clock, or a calendar.
• Read books or stories with numbers and counting, such as "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" or "How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?".

• ### Learn to count up to 20 with fun activities and games

One of the first skills of great importance in 1st Grade is learning how to count up to 20. This means you can say the numbers from 1 to 20 in order and write them correctly. To help you practice this skill, we have some fun counting activities and games that you can do with these worksheets.

• Counting objects: In this activity, you will see different pictures of objects on the worksheet. It would be best to count how many objects there are in each picture and write the number below it. For example;

If you see four apples on the worksheet, write "4" under the picture. You can use different objects to count along with the worksheet, such as crayons or pencils.

• Counting dots: In this activity, you will see different groups of dots on the worksheet. It would be best to count how many dots there are in each group and write the number next to it.

For example;

If you see three dots on the worksheet, write "3" next to the group. You can use a dot marker or a sticker to mark each dot as you count it.

• Counting forward and backward: In this activity, you will see a number line on the worksheet. You must fill in the missing numbers on the number line by counting forward or backward. For example;

If you see "1 __ 3 __ 5" on the number line, you need to fill in "2" and "4" by counting forward from 1. You can use your fingers or a pointer to move along the number line as you count.

• Counting by twos: In this activity, you will see a number chart on the worksheet. You need to color the numbers multiples of two on the chart. For example;

If you see "2 4 6 8" on the chart, you need to color those numbers. You can use different colors to make a pattern as you color.

• ### Practice writing numbers and number words with colorful worksheets

Another skill you need to learn in 1st Grade is how to write numbers and number words correctly. This means you can write the digits from 0 to 9 and the words from zero to twenty without making any mistakes.

To help you practice this skill, we have some colorful worksheets that you can practice and have fun.

• Tracing numbers: In this activity, you will see different numbers on the worksheet. You need to trace the dotted lines of each number with a pencil or a crayon. For example;

If you see "5" on the worksheet, you need to trace over the shape of "5". You can use different colors to make your tracing more fun.

• Writing numbers: In this activity, you will see different pictures of objects on the worksheet. You need to write the number that matches the number of objects in each picture. For example;

If you see six stars on the worksheet, write "6" next to the picture. You can use different objects to check your writing, such as counters or blocks.

• Tracing number words: In this activity, you will see different number words on the worksheet. It would be best if you traced over the dotted letters of each word with a pencil or a crayon. For example;

If you see "one" on the worksheet, you need to trace over the letters of "one." You can use different colors to make your tracing more fun.

• Writing number words: In this activity, you will see different numbers on the worksheet. It would be best if you wrote the word that matches each number. For example;

If you see "7" on the worksheet, write "seven" next to the number. You can use different words to check your writing, such as flashcards or labels.

• ### Compare and order numbers using greater than, less than, and equal signs

Another skill you need to learn in 1st Grade is comparing and ordering numbers using greater than, less than, and equal signs. This means you can tell which number is bigger or smaller than another number and which is the same.

To help you practice this skill, we have fun comparing numbers worksheets you can do in this resource.

• Comparing numbers: In this activity, you will see two numbers on each side of an empty box on the worksheet. You need to fill in the box with either a greater than sign (>), a less than sign (<), or an equal sign (=), depending on which number is bigger or smaller than the other number or if they are the same.

For example, if you see "4 _ 6" on the worksheet, you need to fill in the box with a less than sign (<) because 4 is less than 6. You can use different strategies to compare numbers, such as using a number line, counting on or back, or using place value blocks.

• Ordering numbers: In this activity, you will see three numbers on each worksheet row. It would be best to write them from smallest to largest, or from largest to smallest, depending on the instruction.

For example, if you see "9 3 6" on the row, and the instruction says, "Write from smallest to largest," you need to write "3 6 9" on the row. You can use different strategies to order numbers, such as using a number line, counting on or back, or using place value blocks.

• ### Identify odd and even numbers and skip counting patterns

Another skill you must learn in 1st Grade is identifying odd and even numbers and skip counting patterns. This means you can tell which numbers are odd or even by looking at their last digit and which numbers follow a specific pattern by adding or subtracting a fixed amount each time.

To help you practice this skill, we have some worksheets that you can practice and have fun.

• Odd and even numbers: In this activity, you will see different numbers on the worksheet. It would be best if you colored them according to whether they are odd or even. For example;

If you see "2" on the worksheet, color it blue because it is an even number. On the other hand, if you see "5" on the worksheet, you need to color it red because it is an odd number.

You can use different ways to remember which numbers are odd or even, such as using rhymes or songs or pairs of socks or shoes.

• Skip counting patterns: In this activity, you will see different sequences of numbers on the worksheet. You must fill in the missing numbers by following a skip-counting pattern.

For example, if you see "2 __ 6 __ 10" on the sequence, you need to fill in "4" and "8" by skip counting by twos from 2.

You can use different ways to practice skip counting patterns, such as using a hundreds chart, a number line, or your fingers.

### Explore place value and base ten blocks with interactive exercises

Do you know that you can use base ten blocks to introduce place value? Oh yes! We will provide fun interactive exercises where you'll explore base ten blocks to represent different place values.

Place value is the concept of understanding how the position of a digit in a number affects its value. For example, in the number 123, the digit 1 has a value of 100, the digit 2 has a value of 20, and the digit 3 has a value of 3.

Base ten blocks are concrete manipulatives that can help students visualize place value by using different shapes and sizes to represent different values. For example, a cube represents one unit, a rod represents ten units, a flat represents 100 units, and a block represents 1000 units.

In these worksheets, your students will learn how to use base ten blocks to represent two-digit numbers, compare and order numbers using base ten blocks, and compose and decompose numbers using base ten blocks.

They will also practice counting by tens and ones using base ten blocks. These exercises are interactive and fun; your students will get to drag and drop, color, cut and paste, and write their answers.

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