A Counting Creatures Workbook for Numbers 11-20!

This winter, we have been working on creating a completely new book full of fun worksheets to reinforce the numbers 11-20, and now Counting Creatures 11-20 is finally finished!  My class has had a ball trying them out, and I have been itching to tell you all about them, but there wasn't much point in telling you about a product that wasn't yet available at the time!  But now, the book is completely finished, and I must say that I think that it is a GEM!  I haven't yet seen a workbook full of activities that were focused exclusively on the numbers 11-20, so I think it will be very useful for those of us that need something else to give our students that are still struggling with these tricky numbers.

Just like the Counting Creatures book for the numbers 0-10, this book starts out with a count and move-along poem, but this time the children are counting out much larger numbers!  Also, we are not simply clapping this time, we are also jumping, hopping, running in place, stomping, slithering, roller skating, digging, patting our legs, doing crossovers exercises, and squishing imaginary bugs!  It's loads of fun and the children just adore it! Here's a sample video from our dear friend Andrea Gibbs and her wonderful first grade class!

The children in my class also just BEGGED to color the pictures that went with the poem, so I printed out a bunch and let them color them as much as they wanted during their playtime.

My favorite way to use the actual worksheets is to use them for homework, but I also put them into dry erase sleeves and then let the children at the table simply and fill them in with dry erase markers.  This type of activity is always very successful for me and my class always enjoys it!  I'm not sure why dry erase markers make any activity so much more fun than doing it with a pencil, but they sure seem to make a difference.  Plus, I love the way children can do as many of the worksheets as they like when we work this way.  And many of them seem really excited to see how many they can complete in the given time.

I think that if I were to run some of these worksheets off on card stock and laminate them, I could cut them up and make some learning centers out of them, too!  Children could sort the creatures into groups of elevens, twelves, thirteens, and so on.  They could probably also sort them other ways, too. I think I am only just scratching the surface of the different types of games that could be made out of the pages of this book! If you have any other ideas, I would love to hear them! And be sure to check out this free download of only a sample of the 102 pages in this fun workbook!

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  1. This is just what I've been thinking about needing! Thank you for your work, and sharing samples so I can really see what the book will be about.
    I start looking for your blog 'round about Thursday evening every week. I do so enjoy most everything you share!

  2. Wow! That is one big freebie! I can't wait to use it with my struggling kiddos. Thanks, Heidi!

  3. hey heidi,
    just wanted to let you know how much i enjoy your products!i am currently using the alphabet and phonics and sight word and jumpin'numbers dvd's. i just ordered over the weekend another 3 pack bundle of musical math, jumpin numbers 11-20 and sight word set #5 plus phonics flash cards and posters.I CAN NOT WAIT TO MEET YOU AT NATIONALS!let me know when you and deanna set up a get together while there.:)

  4. To Kteacher 1968:
    Thanks so much! I can't wait to meet you, too! I'm looking forward to ITK also!!!

  5. Hey HEIDI I just start looking for your blog and Iwas wonderin if there is any other way I could get your counting creatures workbook.I´m from Mexico and I consider your work with and for children is awesome

  6. To Bteacher:
    The Counting Creatures workbooks are now downloadable! So you should be able to get them in Mexico without a problem. Let us know if you have any difficulty purchasing them off of our website!


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