Here are 20 counting activities for preschoolers and school aged kids to enjoy, learning maths through play in as fun a way as possible!
We are huge fans of learning through play and all of our creative learning ideas on this blog are designed to be as fun, hands-on and engaging as possible for little hands and minds. You simply don’t ever need to use a worksheet or maths book to learn how to count.
Count your steps as you climb the stairs, count the number of dogs you see at the park, the flowers in the garden, the items on conveyor belt at the supermarket, fingers and toes while singing, how many red cars whizz past the window and so on! Children learn best through real life experiences, and when we then build on those to create more learning at home or at school, they can be just as practical, tactile and enjoyable.
Here are 20 of our favourite ways to practise counting skills. Click on the activity title or image to take you to the full post (all on this same blog.) Enjoy!
Open-ended Counting and Maths Investigation Table
Counting and Measuring with Lego
5 Speckled Frogs Counting Small World Play
Counting and Sorting Lid Post Box
Bottle Top Match and Count Game
5 Little Ducks Sensory Water Play
Hopefully you enjoyed these and can pin some for future reference!
These are just the counting activities we have tried. To see sorting and matching, measuring, weighing, shapes, patterning and everything else mathematical, search our full PLAYFUL MATHS archives!
And here is our Maths Play pinterest board to keep up to date with everything else I find and love from around the web too!
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Great ideas! I really like the Maths investigation area.
Wow, excellent activities!! I can’t wait to try them all!