Children need to move! The more we engage their whole bodies in activities, the more likely they are to retain the ideas taught. This walk the plant math activity can be used to teach number recognition, skip counting, or even math fact review. Today, we’ve included some pirate-themed printables that help kids count to 120 by tens.

At the end of the plank, place a splash pool if you homeschool or have an outdoor classroom. We recommend laminating the printables so they survive the dripping feet of your children. In the classroom, draw a pretend pool on butcher paper with some sharks swimming in it! Regardless of location, this is a math center that you children will adore and beg to do! As an added educational bonus, this activity also works on gross motor development and balance.

Now, it’s time to “walk the plant” with skip counting by tens!

- a 2 by 4 board
- laminating paper or contact paper (if you are using water for jumping off the plank at the end)
- tape
- free printable pirate skip counting by 10s

1.) Print, laminate, and cut the pirate tens printable above.

2.) Tape to the plank.

3.) Walk the plank and have the kids say the number with each step.

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- pirate treasure chest craft
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## We have a packet full of skip counting activities HERE!

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JDaniel4's Mom says

This is such a great way to work on skip counting!

Doc says

Thank you for your kind words. Meiaodtitn is an important part of my learning. I look forward to it. I do different kinds, I have cd guided, some just silence and sometimes I do only gratitude.