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

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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

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Magnetic Counting Fish Game

Make learning fun with this magnetic counting fish game to go along with the popular counting rhyme  ”1 ,2, 3, 4, 5 Once I caught a Fish Alive!” Fine motor skills, counting, ordering, creativity and singing in one exciting playful maths activity!Magnetic counting fish game for preschoolers

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Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed learning with a range of inviting materials.

Maths investigation area

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Counting and Addition Activity Tray

Set  up an open-ended maths activity for kids using counting manipulatives, play dough and a dice, in a dip tray! With opportunities to practise counting, 1:1 correspondence, matching amounts to numerals and simple addition and subtraction games, this can be adapted for all ages and stages of mathematical development (and is plenty of great fun!)

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