Check out this fun variety of number activities for preschoolers!
It’s time for another fabulous guest post! I’m thrilled to welcome the talented Jamie of Play to Learn Preschool. When I first visited her site, I was blown away by her amazing home preschool! If you teach preschool or simply want ideas for teaching your little ones at home, her site is a must-see.
Today she’s sharing colorful and creative number activities for preschoolers.
Preschoolers need lots of practice identifying their numbers and counting with one-to-one correspondence. In Pre-K, we focus on the numbers up to 10. These activities are some of our favorites.
Be sure to click on each link to see more pictures!
Magnetic Number Matching – A magnetic white board (from Costco!) is the perfect way to practice visual discrimination and number matching.
Mitten Button Counting – Draw large mitten shapes on colored paper (or print the set that is included in our Winter Circle Time unit). Add numbers to the mittens, and dots on the bottom for extra support. Students place the correct number of buttons on each one.
Seasonal Number Mats – We love to put these number mats out with a small sensory bin. Students dig through the bin and find the pieces to sort onto 2 mats (like THIS and THIS). There is so much learning, and fun, in just one little activity.
Broken Hearts Matching – Cut Valentine hearts into two pieces to make a puzzle. Write numbers on half, and place corresponding heart stickers on the other half (or just print the puzzles from our Valentine Circle Time unit!). Students count the numbers and mend the broken hearts!
Play Dough Number Mats – Preschoolers can’t resist getting their hands on some soft homemade playdough! Pair your favorite variety with these Number Mats. Students will practice making the number and counting on a ten frame.
Jamie White is the owner and teacher of Play to Learn Preschool. In addition to being a busy mom of 4, she teaches preschool in Virginia, advocates for play-based learning on social media, and creates preschool curriculum resources for Teachers Pay Teachers. You can share her pipe-dreams on Pinterest and her real-life on Instagram.
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