Skip Counting Worksheets

Skip counting is a very useful skill, teaching students to notice numerical patterns. It’s also a fun activity, as students learn to say patterns in fun rhythms. The best way to begin is to start with even numbers with 2s. The more patterns a student can start to master, the more they will confidently move on to computation. In addition to using the skip counting worksheets below, use a dry erase board and create your own patterns. Eventually, you’ll want to move on to skip counting by 3,5,10, and 100.

Worksheets (all activites are free, printable PDFs)

Skip Counting Worksheets

Skip Counting by 2

This printable activity includes two worksheets. Students practice skip counting by 2s and fill in the missing numbers. The activity includes both odd number and even number exercises so students can better practice their skills!

Skip Counting by 3

Students have more difficulty skip counting by 3 because they must count odd number intervals. It’s not unusual for students to count on their fingers to fill in the mission numbers. Over time, they will improve their skills in this area.

Skip Counting by 5

This is the one where students mostly grasp quickly and sometimes recite in a sing-song fashion. These activities are a little more difficult because they include skip counting larger numbers. For example, 855 ___ 865.

Skip Counting by 10

Learning to skip count by 10 is an important skill because so much of math involves 10s. Spend extra time working on 10s and trying out different ways to include 10s in everyday activities. These worksheets include both even number and odd number skip counting activities.

Skip Counting by 100

And here we are! Skip counting by 100 will come naturally to students if they have already mastered some of the lower numbers. But, like 10s, 100s are an important part of math so spending extra time exploring 100s can only help your young learner! Don’t underestimate the power of song, and practice making up little songs using 100s. Afterward, ask your child to complete a worksheet. Your student will find the exercises much easier after they have been counting with song.