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Penguin Math Game for 1:1 Correspondence

Penguin Math Game for 1:1 Correspondence

Did you know that working on one to one correspondence can take up to a year or more for a preschooler to learn? Can you imagine working on that one skill day in and day out ? Clearly in order to make it tolerable during winter (or any time for that matter) you would need a one to one correspondence penguin math game.

Using the glue seems to be a huge hit with my son and because of this our penguin math game for one to one correspondence was successful

In case you are not quite sure what one to one correspondence is, it simply means matching on object to another object. For example giving each person at the table a fork to eat with.

C, my son, is currently working on this skill and I am trying my best not to bore him with a plain old worksheet. Every child loves playing and they also learn through play so I made this fun penguin game for him. The bonus is that it involves glue and he goes nuts to play with glue.


Okay before you can start having fun (or major clean up) you need the following: (Please note there are affiliate links below to help you)

 Primary Concepts AA2519 Counting Objects: Penguins (75 pcs) Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Stardust White HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Wireless Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready – Black (M9L74A) Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Clear, Washable, 4 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks Fiskars 12 Inch Recycled SureCut Trimmer (01-005454)


  • Penguin Counting pack (at the end of the post



  1. Print the pages of the penguin pack on cardstock or regular paper.
  2. Cut out the penguin counters on the last page.
  3. Hand your preschooler the glue and allow them to match 1 penguin to each outline.
  4. Ensure that you draw their attention to the number at the top of each page.
  5. Show your student how penguins waddle and have them follow you.
  6. Once they have mastered the waddle, ask them to waddle as many times as the number says on any given card. For example, waddle 3 times.

Using the glue seems to be a huge hit with my son and because of this our penguin math game for one to one correspondence was successful

My son went a little nuts with this activity but luckily we still have a bit more glue left to work on future math games.



Monday 31st of December 2018

So cute. Thank you


Saturday 7th of January 2017

Love this game having difficulty finding the printable though.


Saturday 23rd of January 2016

I didn't realize it took so long to learn one-to-one correspondence. I think that since it comes so naturally to adults we don't consider all the work that goes into understanding it! These penguins are super cute! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!

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