Free printable worksheets for teaching your child the number ten

Ready for some free number ten worksheets to help you teach your child to write and recognise the number 10?

You’ll find some right here – with a fun dinosaur theme your child’ll love. Who doesn’t like dinosaurs?

But if you’d like to teach your child the number ten so they can understand it and use 10 in counting and calculations, you’ll want to do a lot of number formation and number recognition activities with them.

These worksheets for ten can help you do that – because you can either do the worksheets as they are, or use the ideas within them to create activities for your child.

I’ll show you how to do that too, don’t worry.

And if you want to get the download right now, just scroll to the bottom.

Options for using these printables


It’s not the trickiest number to learn to write – but it is the first 2-digit number and so a little milestone in itself.

And it helps that if your child’s past the toddler stage, they can probably count to ten already – probably more.

This happens because kids learn to count by saying the numbers 1-10 when they hear others doing it.

Often, we praise them for it – and then they do it even more.

Which is great – it’s rewarding for the child and they’re starting to learn numbers.

But they don’t understand what numbers mean yet, so as time goes on, you need to teach them a few more skills – such as number recognition, number formation (writing numbers correctly) and counting sets of numbers correctly.

You can use these number ten worksheets to teach your child to recognise the number 10 and to write it – and to count groups of items correctly.

free worksheets for number 10

Another fun use for these free number ten worksheets is as a guide for your learning activities – learning the same concepts but without having to write on a printable sheet when there are plenty of other things you could do.

It’s great to use learning printables this way if you’re wondering WHAT to teach but you don’t actually want to do worksheets.

Want to teach your little dino to count to 10? Check out this post over here >>

How to use these printables for the number ten in fun learning activities

So what might active learning look like?

Let’s think through what your child’s doing with these worksheets and see how else you could work on the same things – if you want to:

For example, use the number formation worksheet to teach your child how to form the number 10 correctly.

They’ll see that they need to write ten by first forming a number 1 and then adding a 0 right next to it on the right.

But they’ll probably need a fair bit of practice to get the digits the right way round every time.

And there’s no need to write it on a sheet of paper.

You can write numbers in the dirt with a stick, on a dry-wipe board, with a finger in a tray of lentils – or even paint them or use giant chalk outside.

A dry wipe board – whether for chalk or pens – is also a great resource to have for formation practice.

I don’t know if your kids are like mine, but my little guy does NOT like it when his drawing or writing comes out in a way he didn’t intend.

And that’s where dry-wipe is a life saver. Just wipe it off and try again as many times as you need to.

It’s the same task – and it’s worth doing it a variety of different ways – so your child gets plenty of practise of each number without it getting boring.

Number recognition activity

And for the sheet with the number-search grid, you can replace that coloring task with a number-hunt activity where you hide a bunch of numbers in ice or slime or around the house and say,

“Hey, can you find all the number tens?”

You’ll see whether they recognise number 10 just the same that way.

When you want them to count sets of objects correctly, instead of coloring they could count groups of toy dinosaurs, or apples on a plate or toys on a shelf.

They’ll be learning a new skill, you’ll see whether they can do it yet – and it won’t even feel like work.

And if your child does like to use worksheets – and you like to have them as a record of their learning – you’ll find worksheets like these for all the numbers to ten in my free resource library.

More resources for you and your little learners

Here at Kiddiesaurus, I make a lot of free printable resources to help you teach your child – but we also do a lot of learning through play and dinosaur-themed activities.

free worksheets for number 10

Does that sound fun?

If it does you can also follow me on Instagram for daily kids’ activities and learning ideas that usually include dinosaurs.

Try these posts and freebies for more:

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Free numbers and phonics board games for kids >>

How to teach your child the alphabet in 5 easy steps >>

Free printable lower case alphabet sheets >>

Stop your child making mistakes when they count >>

How to download your free number ten printables

All these printables are available for you to download right now from my resource library click here to go to the resource library now – or there’s a link in the footer of most pages on the site, so you can keep browsing if you like 🙂

NOTE: You do NOT have to subscribe to my mailing list to access my free resource library. Simply click the link above to access the worksheet or resource you need.

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