Looking for some free counting games? You’ll love the variety in this bundle!
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Have you been following along with our Print & Play series? Each week, I share a free math game for K-2, and This Reading Mama shares a literacy game. These games are designed to be super low-prep. Just grab a few materials, print, and play!
A bonus is that these games are designed for single players.
This week I’m sharing a counting game that has six different levels of play. The rules are the same for each board.
1. Put your playing piece anywhere on the outside path.
2. Roll the die and move that number of spaces (either direction works).
3. When you land on a picture, count the number of objects.
4. Find the matching number in the center Bingo board and cover it or dot it (we love our Do-a-Dot markers!)
5. When you have five in a row on your Bingo board, the game is over.
Even though the games are designed for K-2, some preschoolers will be able to play the first few games. My 3 1/2 year old needed constant help remembering when to roll the die and where to move, but he liked counting the bears on the first game and dotting the matching number.
He wanted to play another game, so I printed Game 2. In this game he had to count the dots on the ten frame. The idea is that if your child is in kindergarten he would be eventually be able to know what number is represented on each ten frame without actually counting each dot. Being able to look at a group of objects and automatically know how many they are is called subitizing.
My Three only knows 1, 2, and 3 objects without counting them. He played this game for a little while, and then grew tired.
Meanwhile, my Five (going into kindergarten) enjoyed this game, which required him to count the fingers on each hand and find the matching number. He knew many of the numbers without counting the fingers.
My Six (who is entering first grade) learned about tally marks in kindergarten and enjoyed this version (Game 4).
My Eight (entering third grade) was happy to play Game 5, in which she counted by tens and ones. “This is too easy, Mom.”
She was eager to do Game 6, which gave her the chance to count by fives and ones with large groups of tally marks. She had to be a little more careful with this one.
We had a lot of fun with our counting games and hope you will too!
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Thank you for taking the time and energy to share these great resources! My grandson loves them.
What incredible resources you have! Thank you so much for sharing! I was unable to download the counting games, do you think you could email them to me? It would be greatly appreciated.
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Nice game !! Thanks for sharing
Hiii!!!! I was sooo happy when I found all these printables here..I love working with kids..wish I could buy all of them but I live in Romania and I coudn’t possible buy them from here.anyway,thabk you soo..so much for all those printables,they are amazing!!!
I’m so glad you like them, Ada!
This is so amazing that you have shared these games. Thank you so much.
You’re welcome, Nancy!
Thank you so much. I have a few students who are still having a struggle counting. I appreciate these pages!
You’re very welcome, Pat! I hope you find many helpful resources on my site.
Thank you very much for the variety of resources you provide! My 4-yr. old loves to play these games. They have proven to be very beneficial in his education. Keep up the great work!
You’re very welcome, Lori! I’m glad my resources are working for you and your son.
I have several of you games, and i love them! I teach the kids how to do them once, and then have many options for different skills. Thank you!
You’re very welcome, Heidi! I hope you find many helpful resources on my site.
Anna, I am so glad I found this?I appreciate your generosity and expertise. This will be my 2nd year teaching 1st grade. The low prep materials help with center rotations.
Thanks so much,
I am so glad my site is saving you time, Kim! I hope you will find more resources on my site that you can use
I just wanted to say thanks so much for the amazing free games. I absolutely love them! Is there any chance the alphabet ones can come in a Word document as I am in Australia and we have different handwriting to you? Thanks again for allowing these to be free. I spend so much buying bits and pieces for my students that some free resources make such a difference.
Hi Nicole! Unfortunately I can’t offer my resources in editable documents for copyright reasons. I wish I had more time so I could create my materials in your font – I’m sure it’s difficult to find what you’re looking for!
These are fabulous! Perfect for kindergarteners. I have a request, would you please, please make a counting game like this for the tricky teen numbers?
I’ve had that request before, Tammi… no promises, but I’ll be it on my “to do if I have time” list. It all depends on our 3 week old, who’s responsible for much of my work time becoming “sleeping in” time. 🙂
I tried these with my 2 daughters (age 7 and 4). My oldest hates math but she was loving this game! I gave her one of the harder game boards and my youngest got the first game board. They had a race to see who got the bingo first. These are a big hit – thank you so much!
Yay – I’m so glad to hear that your girls are enjoying these games, Jena! Thanks so much for the comment!
My bored child (entering 1st grade) thanks you for these today! 🙂 She loved them – and likes to play black-out style instead of 5 in a row.
Yay – black out style means even more practice. 🙂 These have been a big hit with my own kids, too, which makes me happy! I’m so glad your daughter also enjoys them, Terri!
Love these. The different variety is amazing. Thank you
You’re very welcome!
Wanted to say thank you SO much for your valuable resources! I am a teacher and use your resources on an almost daily basis. It has been so helpful!! Great materials.
I’m so happy to hear that, Jen! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful comment. 🙂
thank you for sharing these great activities for my students!
I’m so glad you can use them!
The variety of games within this pack is awesome. Thanks for sharing and being so generous.
You’re very welcome, Allison!
Thank you so much for sharing such a wealth of resources. This is a life saver right now!