Counting skills Extra Challenge Worksheets for Ages 6-8

Our "Counting Skills Extra Challenge Worksheets for Ages 6-8" are perfect for young learners eager to boost their math abilities. These carefully crafted worksheets enhance counting proficiency through engaging, challenging activities. Ideal for both classroom and at-home practice, they cover a wide range of counting tasks, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving. Watch as your child gains confidence and enjoyment from mastering new skills, setting a strong foundation for future mathematical success. Combine fun and learning with our expertly designed resources, ensuring a rewarding experience for developing young minds. Unlock your child's potential today!


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Number Match-up Worksheet
Number Match-up Worksheet

Number Match Up Worksheet

Help your child learn early math skills with this cute number match-up worksheet! Through this exercise, your preschooler can practice following directions, recognizing numbers, counting and understanding the difference between left and right. Bright and catchy pictures such as veggies make the worksheet fun and engaging. Print it out and let your child enjoy counting and matching the veggies!
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Birthday 3D Shapes Worksheet
Birthday 3D Shapes Worksheet

Birthday 3D Shapes Worksheet

It's John's birthday and he needs your help. Ask your kids to draw a line from each present to the matching 3D shape. First, check they understand the difference between 2D and 3D shapes. Then, they can help John figure out which 3D shape matches each present.
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Green Digit Value Worksheet
Green Digit Value Worksheet

Green Digit Value Worksheet

Math can be stressful for kids. But you can help relieve their anxiety with this simple worksheet. It gives them practice to help them prepare for tougher tasks. Have your child look at the numbers and green digit, then trace the dotted lines to match the green digit with its value in base ten blocks. This will help make math more manageable.
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Addition worksheet for kindergarten pdf
Addition worksheet for kindergarten pdf

Addition Worksheet for Kindergarten

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Math PDF Worksheet: Count Winter Things
Math PDF Worksheet: Count Winter Things

Count Winter Things Worksheet

This chilly winter afternoon, help your kid warm up with Kids Academy's free math worksheet - full of bright pictures and addition practice. Let them count the things and write in the numbers for a great brain training and math head start. Get more free math worksheets here. (80 words)
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Counting Floors Worksheet
Counting Floors Worksheet

Counting Floors Worksheet

Take your kids on an elevator ride and have them help you. With this worksheet, little ones meet Lily and her mom. They're taking an elevator from Floor 1 to Floor 8. Ask them to check the floors they pass and help the two reach their destination.
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Parts of the Body Worksheet
Parts of the Body Worksheet

Robot Printable

Introduce your child to a fun robot and help her hone her matching skills with this parts of the body worksheet! Your child will trace dotted lines to match the robot's body parts to the right place, helping her focus, use abstract thinking and reason better. This worksheet is sure to get your child excited and help her build essential skills for future success!
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Plant the Seeds Addition Worksheet
Plant the Seeds Addition Worksheet

Plant the Seeds Addition Worksheet

This worksheet combines math and learning about plants. Ask kids to name their favorite plants and which ones they see the most. Have them trace a line to all pictures in the middle which show the equation 5+4. Enjoy the beauty of plants while introducing math skills!
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Math PDF Worksheets - Count and Match Vegetables: 1 – 7
Math PDF Worksheets - Count and Match Vegetables: 1 – 7

Count and Match Vegetables 1 – 7 Math Worksheet

Print this bright math worksheet from Kids Academy and give your child a fun way to enhance their counting skills. Based on Singapore Math, the colourful pictures make it easy for children to comprehend math. Get additional free worksheets here!
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Ducks in a Row Worksheet
Ducks in a Row Worksheet

Ducks in a Row Worksheet

Are you looking for a fun and free math enrichment activity for your young one? Get Sweet Mama Duck and her ducks to the pond by helping your child navigate through this colorful maze! They'll use their fine motor skills and hone their number sense as they count ducks, turtles and frogs. Plus, they'll learn one-to-one representation. A great educational way to have fun!
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Matching 4 – 3 Worksheet
Matching 4 – 3 Worksheet

Matching 4 – 3 Worksheet

Help your kids master basic math concepts like addition and subtraction with fun exercises. Test their understanding with simple problems. For example, in this worksheet, ask them to count the objects in each picture and draw a line to the pictures that show 4 - 3 = 1. This will help them get better at solving equations.
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Counting with pirates worksheet
Counting with pirates worksheet

Counting With Pirates Worksheet

Ahoy, mateys! Join us on the hunt for the pirate with four treasure chests! They’re hidden in this counting worksheet, full of swashbuckling fun! Your little one will be excited to search for gold and at the same time develop key counting skills - a great start to early math!
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Counting Maze Up to 20 Printable
Counting Maze Up to 20 Printable

Monkey Math Worksheet

Try our printable maze to 20 for an enjoyable challenge.
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Making a Graph: Creepy Crawlies Worksheet
Making a Graph: Creepy Crawlies Worksheet

Making a Graph: Creepy Crawlies Worksheet

Let your little math whiz create a graph with this free PDF worksheet. They can count and sort the creepy-crawlies, checking off the correct number of boxes for each type. This engaging activity will help them hone their visual discrimination skills while efficiently organizing data.
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Learning Numbers Worksheets: Learning to Write 1 PDF
Learning Numbers Worksheets: Learning to Write 1 PDF

Learning to Write 1 Worksheet

Learning to write numbers can be easy and fun! Get this new number worksheet to help your child excel. Practice counting, tracing and writing the number “one”, then circle the fish with “1” on them. Revise spelling and have fun! Get more tracing numbers worksheets at Kids Academy and enjoy the learning process.
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Number Recognition Worksheet
Number Recognition Worksheet

Identifying Numbers Size Worksheet

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Picture Graphs: Colorful Balloons Worksheet
Picture Graphs: Colorful Balloons Worksheet

Picture Graphs: Colorful Balloons Worksheet

Kids love balloons at parties! Now you can use them to review graphs and math with this worksheet. View the balloons and count how many of each color, then answer the questions to complete math problems and report important details. Bring joy to your child's studies and make learning fun!
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Worksheet: Counting Money
Worksheet: Counting Money

Pet Shop Worksheet

Teach your child a key life skill: counting and managing money. With this worksheet, they'll learn to count coins and calculate purchases at the pet shop. Give them colorful, fun math practice!
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Count and Match Points 8 Math Worksheet

This free PDF helps children develop their number skills by counting the points in the boxes. Each box contains a total of 9 points, making it a fun and colorful activity. Parents can encourage their young ones by guiding them if they need help counting. By the end of the worksheet, children should have a better understanding of numbers.
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Picture graph worksheet for 3rd
Picture graph worksheet for 3rd

Taxi Math Worksheet

This 3rd grade worksheet helps kids learn data viz with fun taxis and colors to make the graph come alive. Picture graphs are an engaging way to teach data analysis, and this worksheet is the perfect tool! Kids love picture graphs! This 3rd grade worksheet uses colorful taxis to help them learn to read graphs better. Each image represents a number, teaching data analysis with visuals and fun. An engaging way to learn data viz, this worksheet is perfect for young learners.
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Leaf Bar Graph Worksheet
Leaf Bar Graph Worksheet

Leaf Bar Graph Worksheet

You can help your kids make learning easier and more enjoyable. While their teachers provide lessons and homework, you can take their education further. This worksheet can assist them in mastering bar charts. Count the leaves, then trace the correct line for each bar to complete the graph.
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Apple Tree Counting Worksheet
Apple Tree Counting Worksheet

Apple Tree Counting Worksheet

Help your kids perfect their counting skills with this fun exercise. Get them to count the apples on the 5 trees and circle the ones with 9. It's great that they are learning to count at school and you can keep the excitement going at home. This colorful worksheet will help your children practice and perfect their counting.
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Count and Match Points 6 Math Worksheet

Help your child with mathematics by guiding them with this fun printable worksheet. They will practice counting numbers by looking at all the boxes and circling the ones containing 6 dots. Together you will gain a better understanding of mathematics.
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Making a Graph: Flowers Worksheet
Making a Graph: Flowers Worksheet

Making a Graph: Flowers Worksheet

Kids will love this engaging PDF graph. They'll count flowers and use checkmarks to represent the number on the graph, tangibly seeing the differences in an organized way they contributed to. All while developing their number representation and concrete number sense skills without even realizing it!
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Parents and teachers should care about counting skills activities for children aged 6-8 because these skills form the bedrock of early mathematical understanding. During these formative years, young minds are incredibly receptive to new learning, and developing strong counting skills is essential. Mastery of counting, beyond simple rote memorization, helps children grasp fundamental concepts such as number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and basic arithmetic operations.

An “extra challenge” in counting stimulates critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills by pushing children slightly beyond their comfort zone. This can involve counting by different increments, reverse counting, or incorporating real-life scenarios where math concepts apply, such as counting money or measuring ingredients. These activities not only reinforce numeracy skills but also confidence and perseverance in facing challenging tasks.

Moreover, strong counting skills have a broad impact on academic success, as they are integral to understanding more complex math concepts, from addition and subtraction to geometry and data analysis. Fostering these skills through exercises designed to challenge young learners sets a solid foundation for future learning while also igniting a love for mathematics. Engaging in extra challenges can also encourage a positive attitude toward learning, driving students to be curious and inquisitive about numbers and their relationships in everyday life.