On the hunt for teen number activities? Try these BINGO games. They come in four different variations!

What is it about those tricky teen numbers?

My Four (almost five) has struggled to consistently remember her teen numbers.

In the last few months, we’ve done a few simple activities to help her remember them.

**Simple (no printer ink required) games to practice the teen numbers**

**Idea #1**

One thing we’ve done is to play a game with sticky notes. I write each number from 11-20 on sticky notes – one per note. Then I write them on a second set of notes.

I put one set all over the living room. Then I hand her the other notes, one at a time. She names the number (I correct her if she’s wrong), and she finds its match in the living room.

**Idea #2**

I also make simple homemade follow the path games. I draw a path on a piece of paper and divide it into spaces. On each space, I write a number from 11-20. She has to name it as we take turns moving along the path with a die.

## Free Teen Number Bingo Games

I decided to create some BINGO games to give my preschooler even more practice building number recognition with teen numbers.

She and her first grade brother (who knows numbers past 100, but enjoys BINGO), liked playing this game together.

They took turns drawing a number, saying it aloud, and finding the corresponding square on their board.

I reminded my daughter that the 1 means “one group of ten.” The 5 means “extra ones.”

After all the attention we’ve given to the teen numbers in recent months, she caught on quickly.

The bundle comes with a variety of BINGO games for the teen numbers:

- Number matching (see above)
- Ten frame matching
- Counting fingers matching
- Tally mark matching

You’ll get ten board games for each variation!

**More fun resources!**

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Chandra says

I was wondering if there is an error in the file. I have tried a few times to print but am unsuccessful each time. I have never had an issues with any other amazing resources from you!

Anna G says

I’m sorry, Chandra – I don’t know what the issue would be. I tried printing it and didn’t have any trouble.

Limari says

Lucky you Anna, because I have the same problem as Chandra.

Christina says

Thanks! Great review of teen numbers! I always love your resources to supplement what my kid does in school.

Do you have any suggestions for confusing “-teen” numbers with “-ty” numbers (20, 30, 40, etc.)?

My 6 year old is in first grade. She often confuses 12 and 20, and will sometimes confuse other “-teens” with “-ty” numbers. She sometimes self-corrects with the other numbers, but does not correct as often with 12 and 20.

Interestingly, I did not notice this last year in K. I only noticed it in the last few months, as they have been working with larger numbers.

If she or I had just said the number, I will repeat it and exaggerate the “-teen” or “-ty” and tell her to listen carefully. This works with most of the “teen” numbers, but not 12 because there is no “teen” in it’s name as a clue.

Other times, I’ll write the two numbers on paper, and have her draw the ten frame and base ten cubes for each number, and compare the numbers. Or we’ll compare the numbers on a number line or hundreds chart. Comparing the numbers seems to help with the confusion at the moment, but then I’ll see her making the same mistake again in a few days.

She seems to be doing well with all the math concepts they are doing in school, but I feel I need to take a step back and focus on clearing up this confusion.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Anna G says

Hi Christina! You’re actually doing all the things I would suggest – particularly making a base 10 model and using a hundreds chart as a reference. You might check with Bethany at Math Geek Mama to see if she has more ideas.

Em says

I love these! Any suggestions on my 4.5 yo that keeps counting 12, 14, 15… We talk about it and practice the correct sequence. It has been over two months learning through play and counting and he continues to skip 13. 🙂

Anna G says

I would make sure you’re using the visual of the numbers while you practice … so you could have him point to the numbers on a number or on a number line while you count orally.

Mary says

Love these! Already have but would like number bingo sets through 100. Have a 1 to 30 set so I would like sets beyond. If you were to make them I would purchase. Thanks. Always love all of your products.

Anna G says

I don’t currently have plans for that, Mary, but I’ll keep it in mind!

Leah Sieders says

I can’t print the document, there is an error on the file. Too bad, it looks fun.

Kate Dowling says

Hi Leah!

This is Kate, Anna’s assistant.

The good news is that printing problems usually require only one simple step from you. After you click the green box to get the free printable, you must then click the tiny download arrow in the upper right corner of your screen. Open the file in the latest version of Adobe Reader. If you don’t have that on your computer, you can get it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Once you open your file in Adobe Reader, it should print beautifully. Thanks for giving it another try!