How Many Do You See? Fun Road Trip Counting Activity for Kids (Free Printable)

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road trip tallying game for kids

Keep your kid engaged and practicing important early math skills on your next road trip adventure with this fun and Free Road Trip Counting and Tallying Printable Activity!

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Road trip counting printable freebie

If you’ve used any Sincerely, Arelle resource for your kid, you know that I love to inject educational goodness into all of my activities. This fun road trip tally mark counting activity is no exception!

Just download and print for your next road trip and feel good about helping your child understand the meaning of numbers and the concept of quantity.

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Why is counting an important skill for children to learn early on?

Counting in its simplest form is to figure out how many of something there is in a grouping. This is an important skill when it comes to understanding numbers (number sense). It’s great to give your children some real-world counting experience whenever you can.

counting diagram
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Using this free and easy-to-use road trip find and count activity is a perfect way to have your child count all sorts of common road trip items that they’ll be able to spot from their window.

Why are tally marks important to learn for kids?

Learning to count with tally marks is important when you are learning how to keep track of what you are counting. This skill is first taught in kindergarten.

tallying diagram
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With tally marks, children understand the 1:1 relationship of 1 object equals 1 tally mark (see reference image above).

A great way for your child to keep track of how many items they are spotting with this printable activity is to use tally marks since this worksheet also focuses on running totals. It’s a nifty and fun early learning data collection sheet!

Road trip counting activity worksheet

free road trip color and find activity

This road trip tallying activity worksheet is included as an instant PDF download that will print on standard 8.5 x 11″ sheet printer paper.

This particular activity is suitable for kindergarteners+. Make sure that your child has a understanding of how to write and use tally marks! This quick video on tally marks is great for review.

For this activity, your child will keep track of the following items on their trip:

  • Car
  • Motorcycle
  • Signs
  • Truck
  • Semi Truck
  • Shirt
  • Flower
  • Building

Once they spot any of the above items, they will keep track of the items based on color. The colors are:

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Black
  • Brown
  • White

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Road trip tally counting printable worksheet PDF

This road trip tally counting worksheet comes in an easily downloadable PDF document format. To get your freebie simply fill out the form below and your PDF will be delivered directly to your inbox (easy peasy!).

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All activities to be done with adult supervision.

I hope your child has fun while practicing counting in a real world setting. I had so much fun creating this activity for them.

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