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1st Grade Counting Worksheets

These counting activities will help your students practice their addition and subtraction skills while counting objects, shapes and numbers.

  • 2s, 5s, and 10s Dot-to-Dot

    Count by 2s, 5s, and 10s to connect the dots on this transportation-themed math worksheet. Numbers up to 200 are used here.

  • Add the Sets of Legs

    Count the legs on the animals pictured to teach basic addition facts. Students will practice adding two, three, or four of the same numbers together using pictures as clues. This printable math worksheet is an introduction to simple multiplication.

  • Adding & Matching Money

    Coins and the value of money are covered in this printable math worksheet. Students match a picture of a coin with its monetary value and add different coins to determine the amount of money in each problem set.

  • Adding Animals

    Students can answer these basic horizontal addition problems by counting the objects. Then, they are encouraged to use mental math to complete additional equations.

  • Adding Dice

    Using dice as a visual clue, students add two, three, or four numbers to complete the addition problem. This printable math worksheet also encourages students to write their own problems.

  • Adding Objects I

    Using pictures as a guide, students color in the sums of the addition problems in this printable math worksheet.

  • Adding Objects II

    Using pictures as a guide, students color in the sums of the addition problems in this math worksheet.

  • Adding Up to 15

    Using pictures as a guide, students complete basic horizontal addition problems, adding up to 15. Then, they use mental math to complete other addition facts.

  • Coloring and Counting 2-Dimensional Shapes

    Basic geometry is covered in this printable math worksheet. Using a key, students color 2-dimensional shapes, including a square, triangle, circle, and rectangle. Then, they count the number of shapes.

  • Count by 10s

    Students count by tens from 0 to 100. They must also recognize the spelled-out form of the numbers in this range.

  • Count by 2s from 0-30

    In this printable worksheet, students demonstrate knowledge of even numbers when they count by twos from 0 to 30.

  • Counting Back

    Students count the backwards steps of a frog to complete simple horizontal subtraction problems. Then, they use mental math to solve more subtraction problems.

  • Counting by 10s from 0-100

    Using a number line as a guide, students count by tens from 0 to 100 in this printable math worksheet. They must also spell out the numbers and put them in sequential order.

  • Counting by 1s, 10s, and 100s

    Count by 1s, 10s, and 100s in this printable math worksheet. This skill-building worksheet will test students' knowledge of numbers from 1 to 1000.

  • Counting by 2s to 105

    Count by 2s in this printable math worksheet. Both even and odd numbers up to 105 are used in this exercise.

  • Counting Forward or Back

    Give students practice counting by ones with this printable math worksheet. Students count forwards and backwards by one to complete each number sequence.

  • Counting Objects (0-20)

    Children demonstrate knowledge of the numbers 0 to 20 by counting objects and matching or writing the corresponding number.

  • Counting On & Counting Back by 1s

    Children show they can count by ones from 0 to 30 in this printable math worksheet. An ordered list of numbers is given, and students provide the missing numbers in the sequence.

  • Counting On & Counting Back by 10s

    Students count forward or backward by 10s in this math worksheet to determine which numbers are missing in each set.

  • Counting On by 2s

    Odd and even numbers from 0 to 40 are covered in this printable math worksheet. Children count by twos using either even or odd numbers to reach the end of the activity.

  • Counting Out Loud (0-20)

    Children demonstrate their ability to count forwards and backwards from 0 to 20 in this printable worksheet. They write which numbers are missing from each sequence.

  • Crossing Out Shapes

    Using two-dimensional shapes as visual clues, students cross out objects to solve basic subtraction problems in this printable math worksheet.

  • Drawing Ones, Tens, and Hundreds

    Practice base ten in this worksheet. Students read the number, write it out, then draw a picture of blocks to represent the number.

  • Finding 10s

    Students draw a ring to enclose 10 items in each group of objects, then they write the numbers that represent the items inside and outside the ring. They will complete basic addition problems by adding numbers from 0 to 20.

  • Finding Number Patterns

    Count by 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 10s, and 100s to find these number patterns. Children can see what operation turns a number into the next number in the pattern, and then perform the operation to continue the pattern.

  • Hidden Numbers 1-100

    Students demonstrate knowledge of all the numbers from 1 to 100 in this printable math worksheet. They must find which numbers are hidden from view in the grid provided.

  • Horizontal Subtraction Problems

    Using camping objects as visual clues, students complete basic horizontal subtraction problems by determining how many objects are missing. Encourage children to say the numbers as they count and write the problems.

  • Making 10

    Basic addition and subtraction is covered in this printable worksheet. Students color some fish green, then record how many are shaded and how many are unshaded, adding up to the original 10. Then, they fill out basic addition problems to demonstrate knowledge of the patterns.

  • Matching and Counting 3-Dimensional Shapes

    Three-dimensional shapes are featured in this printable math worksheet. Students match an everyday object to its corresponding shape – such as a cube, prism, sphere, and pyramid – then count the objects.

  • Math Venn Diagrams I

    Introduce Venn diagrams to students with this worksheet. Given two sets of data, children determine how the sets are different and how they overlap.

  • Math Venn Diagrams II

    Introduce Venn diagrams with this printable math worksheet. Students must determine which objects fall into each category, and which objects overlap several categories.

  • Missing Addends

    Students practice addition by finding the missing addend in each number sentence. They can use any method they wish to solve these problems—including using related subtraction facts, counting, or number sense—but they should be able to complete the problems using mental math.

  • Missing Numbers

    Children demonstrate their ability to count forwards and backwards from 0 to 10 in this printable worksheet. They write which numbers are missing from each sequence.

  • More Than or Less Than?

    Introduce the concepts of "greater than" and "less than" to complete this math worksheet. Students are given a set of numbers and must decide whether the first number is more or less than the second number.

  • Most and Least Likely

    Probability is covered in this printable math worksheets. Children determine what is most or least likely to be picked out of a bag, given a collection of objects.

  • Naming and Counting 3-Dimensional Shapes

    Label and count the 3-dimensional shapes in this worksheet. Shapes include: a cube, a cyclinder, a pyramid, a cone, a sphere, and a rectangular prism.

  • Number Sequences: Counting by 1

    Count by 1s to solve the sequences in this printable math worksheet. Children should fill in only the shapes marked with an arrow, making this counting exercise slightly more challenging to complete.

  • One More or One Less?

    Students practice adding and subtracting 1 from numbers up to 20. Pictures of candies will help students complete some of the problems by encouraging them to create their own number stories.

  • Patterns of 2, 5, and 10

    Students recognize patterns by counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Knowledge of numbers from 0 to 50 are necessary for this math worksheet.

  • Picture Graphs II

    Pictographs are used in this introduction to bar graphing. Students read the graphs and answer the set of problems in this math worksheet.

  • Reading Numbers

    To show they understand how to read numbers in numerical form, students shade in objects to reflect the number provided in the box. Knowledge of numbers 0 to 20 is required.

  • Reading Tally Charts

    Look at the tally charts to solve the word problems in this math worksheet. Students can count by fives for completed tallies.

  • Real-Life Problems: Use the Picture

    Use the pictures to solve the real-life problems in this printable math worksheet by telling time, counting by 2s, subtracting, identifying shapes, and determining what's even or odd.

  • Sets of 2, 3, 4 & 5

    Introduce basic multiplication with this printable math worksheet. Students count sets of objects to determine the final number pictured and draw pictures to match the equations.

  • Sets with the Most and Least

    The concepts of "most" and "least" are covered in this printable math worksheet. Students circle the set of pictures with the most or least number of items.

  • Sharing Food Equally

    As an introduction to basic division, students divide the set of objects pictured among the people or animals to make sure everyone is sharing equally.

  • Subtracting Animals & Fruit

    By crossing out a certain number of objects pictured, and counting how many objects are left, students demonstrate the ability to complete basic subtraction problems. Numbers from 0 to 15 are used in this printable math worksheet.

  • Tallies

    Tally marks are used in this printable math worksheet to help students count in groups of 5. Then, they add the remaining tally marks to determine the total number pictured.

  • Tens and Ones I

    Reinforce the concept of place value with this printable worksheet. Students count the number of objects in the "tens" and "ones" columns to determine the total number of objects pictured.

  • Tens and Ones II

    Place value is reviewed in this printable math worksheet. Students count the number of squares in the tens and ones columns to determine the final number.

  • Word Problems: Count by 2s

    Students draw pictures to demonstrate the word problems. These addition problems are a good introduction to basic multiplication.

  • Writing Numbers (0-20)

    To demonstrate mastery of spelling out numbers from 0 to 20, students count the number of letters in the picture, then write and spell out the number.

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