Large visual references in the classroom lead to lots of reinforcement through the day ~ if they are utilised well. This skip counting by 5s and 10s wall chart is a favourite of mine as the kids really take ownership of it, since they help make it, and they tend to monitor their own learning progress as they master skip counting over the Kinder year. And it couldn’t be easier.
How to Make this Skip Counting Chart
1. Paint your kids’ hands (preferably one at a time) and make hand prints on white paper. I use multiple colours and when making the chart change colours for every 10 grouping.
2. Cut out the hand prints and mount them on black card.
3. Lay them out evenly on long butcher paper. I have 2 charts because they are very long and this keeps both charts at a good eye level (that is, not going too low to the floor where they’d be blocked by desks etc)
4. Add the numbers. I make my 10s circles and my 5s square and put them on either side of the hand prints so there’s no confusion. It would also be nice to have children make the numbers and sign their hand print. I use large printed numbers so they’re clearly visible right across the room.
And you’re done!
Since this 100s chart has been popular I have re-created a pdf of the numbers so you can simply download and print. You can print the free 100 Chart Numbers here.
Do you have a great idea for encouraging skip counting? I’d love to hear it!
You’ll find other fun ideas for counting to 100 by ones and tens in this learning pack. Includes I Can statements, number puzzles, action posters, an illustrated poem and awards.