20 Counting Activities for Preschoolers

Here are 20 counting activities for preschoolers and school aged kids to enjoy, learning maths through play in as fun a way as possible!

20 activities for preschoolers

We are huge fans of learning through play and all of our creative learning ideas on this blog are

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Toddler Pattern Sort and Drop Game

Make a toddler motor skills activity using pattern cards to sort and drop! Early maths and fine motor skills in an easy, DIY game using recycled materials.

DIY pattern sort and drop fine motor game for toddlers

I covered three, empty plastic food containers with white paper

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Matchstick Colour Sorting Fine Motor Toy

Make a colour sorting fine motor toy using coloured matchsticks to sort and drop! Great for little hands to develop that pincer grasp and, concentration and hand:eye co-ordination, as well as begin to differentiate and sort by colour.Match stick colour drop fine motor sorting game for preschoolers

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Salt Tray and Gem Pattern Making

Enjoy some playful maths activities with this salt tray and gem pattern making provocation! So simple and low cost, with plenty of opportunities for extending the learning and being creative too!

Invitation to make patterns in a salt tray

I set out an Invitation to Play and create with two

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Magic Coloured Beans Sorting Activity

Make some magic coloured beans as a great DIY resource for sorting, counting, imaginative play and storytelling! These are so simple to make and are hugely appealing to play with. Hoe to make magic coloured beans for counting and sorting play

We made a new play, counting and

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