Printable Mini-Books

Printable math mini-books for families! The mini-books are 8 pages, easy to read, and easy to make. Photocopy the book template on one double-sided piece of 8 ½ by 11 inch paper, then fold, cut, and staple to create the 8 page book. Each mini-book is in English and Spanish.

The books complement the math games. They give families a fun way to help their child deepen their mathematics learning by reading the books together and practicing the math concepts at home. At the end of each book, there is a short activity for parents and children to do together that helps further reinforce the math learning. On the back of the book, there is a note for parents about the key math concepts featured in the book and an explanation of why they are important for young children’s mathematics learning.

See our guide for how to print, fold, and cut mini-books.

Can You Find?
Can You Find?
The Can You Find? mini-book complements the Dot Card games. In this book, children practice counting or subitizing (knowing how many immediately) the dots on the cards to find the
Looking for Shapes
Looking for Shapes
Looking for shapes and talking about shape names helps children to see that the world is made up of shapes, and helps them get ready for kindergarten. Help your child
I Spy: Shapes
I Spy: Shapes
“I spy” is a great game to play at home, at the park, at the doctor’s o­ffice, or anywhere. It helps children build their vocabulary and be good observers. The
How Old Are You? 3
How Old Are You?
Children love talking about their age, it's their special number. The How Old Are You? books are specific to 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Each page shows a different way
Patterns
Patterns
A pattern repeats in a certain way like circle, square, circle, square, circle, square. Once you recognize a pattern, you can predict what comes next or find what is missing.
How Many Are Hiding?
How Many Are Hiding?
How Many Are Hiding? explains a fun game you can play anytime with any objects, fingers, or people you have available. This game also helps children construct a deeper understanding
One More, One Less
The book One More, One Less plays with children’s love of their special number—their age. Each page either shows one more, one less, or the correct number of fingers for
Roll One
Roll One
Roll One explains a beginning version of the Two Numbers game. You can print out the cards and start playing this game at home with a 6-sided die. In this version of
Roll Two
Roll Two
Roll Two explains the two-dice version of the Two Numbers game. Children roll two dice and can either turn over the cards that match the numbers they rolled or add the two
Frog Jump
Frog Jump explains how to play the game Jumping on the Lily Pads. Board games help children practice important number concepts like counting (or just knowing) how many dots on the
Where is bear?
Where Is Bear?
Where is bear? uses words that help children build their understanding of spatial relationships. Its important for children to learn and use words like “behind, in front of, next to, on
Jump to 10
Jump to 10
Jump to 10 describes a game that you can make with chalk on the sidewalk or with tape on the floor. Games like this are fun and great for practicing
Shape Hunt
Shape Hunt
In Shape Hunt, two children are trying to find different shapes—circle, square, triangles—but keep seeing other shapes like hexagons, rectangles, and rhombuses. This book focuses on the attributes of shapes