Monster Counting Mats


These adorably silly monsters have LOST their eyes! Students can help them find their eyes and get them put back in just the right places! Learning to count can be great fun and it’s an important math skills for your preschool student to master! These free Monster Counting Mats bring fun and learning together for a highly engaging math activity.

Free Monster Playdough Mats

You can use a variety of manipulatives for these monster math mats; buttons, play dough, or even marbles….but WIGGLE EYES make the silliest pictures! Especially if you have a selection of different sizes of googly eyes. There is just something so funny and cute about a monster with different sized eyes all over the place!

Monster Math Mats

Your students will get a kick out this fun activity set, and they’ll be learning as they play! Students work on number recognition, and reading early number words as each mat includes simple to follow instructions. We recommend laminating the mats so they can be used over and over again in the years to come!

Monster Addition Math Mats

We’ve also created a universal math mat for any amount of eyes that you can use for extended learning. For example, provide children with a die to roll and count out the eyes. Or use two die and have them add the numbers first before placing the eyes on the mat. If you have LOTS of wiggle eyes ask students to see how many eyes they can even FIT on the silly monster! Can he really have 50 eyes?

Instant Math Centers

These mats can be used to inspire fun learning and make instant math centers for your classroom. These print two to a sheet and should be laminated for durability. Additionally, you can print multilple pages per sheet if you want to turn these into flashcard sized mats. This might be helpful if the google eyes you have are small, or if you want to store them in a task card container.

Universal Monster Counting Mat

This free printable monster counting mat can be used to play all sorts of counting games. Use dice to roll and add, then place that many eyes on your monster! Or expanding counting skills by challenging children to get as many eyes as they can on this monster!

Monster Counting Mats 1 & 2

Two free monster counting math mats for preschool. Students work on number recognition and early reading skills to follow instructions for how many eyes to place on the monster.

Monster Counting Mats 3 & 4

Two free monster counting math mats for preschool. Students work on number recognition and early reading skills to follow instructions for how many eyes to place on the monster.

Monster Counting Mats 5 & 6

Two free monster counting math mats for preschool. Students work on number recognition and early reading skills to follow instructions for how many eyes to place on the monster.

Monster Counting Mats 7 & 8

Two free monster counting math mats for preschool. Students work on number recognition and early reading skills to follow instructions for how many eyes to place on the monster.

Monster Counting Mats 9 &10

Two free monster counting math mats for preschool. Students work on number recognition and early reading skills to follow instructions for how many eyes to place on the monster.


Comments (10)

  • Jess Reply

    My 3 and 4 year old used these today with squiggly eyes and they loved it! Thank you for this resource.

    August 2, 2019 at 10:41 am
  • Tam Reply

    Thank you so much for all your great ideas. Appreciate all you do…Tam

    October 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm
  • Kristen Reply

    Perfect – exactly what I was looking for!

    October 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm
  • Jess Reply

    This is a great resource! Thank you so much! x

    February 16, 2020 at 4:28 am
  • Lorri Case Reply

    I love monster mats, they are possible scary things that we can make so much fun.

    June 10, 2020 at 9:26 am
  • molenta Reply

    thank you so much for your creativity

    July 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm
  • PAM DENNIS Reply

    Thank you for a great idea for my little preschooler.

    October 8, 2021 at 9:17 am
  • Mindy Reply

    I would love to edit these to make teen numbers as well!

    January 6, 2022 at 10:54 am
  • A Trip to Outer Space - Ideas and Activities for Kids - Danielle Ravitch Reply

    […] seem to find the blog I originally pinned from for this activity (ugh, trust me I looked) but, this one is pretty darn close to what I initially downloaded. And, I was able to pass the monsters off […]

    April 12, 2022 at 7:21 pm
  • Cathy Reply

    Thank you! My kids are going to LOVE these! Fun way to work on numbers!

    July 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm

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