Looking for a fun Preschool Math Unit? This set is all about numbers and counting for numbers 1-10. Kids can form numbers, play with them and count them in so many different ways.
What I love most about these activities is how play-based they are. This is FUN math, and there is something for lots of different levels.
Several of the counting activities are self correcting to help kiddos who aren’t counting independently yet. Then there are some that are a bit more advanced.
There are sensory counting ideas, fine motor counting ideas and more. Let me give you a tour of the set.
Preschool Math Activities
Duck Pond Counting
LOVE this fun sensory bin counting idea! Kids can play and have a sensory experience while working on their math.
Gumball Machine Counting
Gumballs are a huge kid favorite, and this plays off of that happy place. You can use pom poms, buttons, playdough or pom poms to count and cover the gumballs. This activity is self-correcting, because the number of gumballs is already set.
Bonus! This activity is also great for practicing fine motor skills.
This activitiy is GREAT for fine motor skills. Kids love playing with these chains, and turning them into hanging raindrops is too fun.
Bubbles – Cereal Counting
I love this activity for a sensory math activity. You can fill a sensory bin with cereal circles. Then have children pick cards and pick out the correct number of cereal pieces to fill their cards.
Ice Cream Dot Counting
This activity is great for early subitizing practice. I like to use an ice cream scoop to place the pom poms on each scoop.
Block Number Formation Cards
These pattern cards help guide kids as they build numbers. It is such a fun way to work on number recognition and formation.
Birthday Cake Counting
This activity is fantastic for working on hand strength as well as fine motor skills, and kids LOVE it!!
If you’re worried about kids eating the frosting, you can always try using a flour paste rather than frosting.
Number Lacing Cards
Lacing cards are such a great activity for preschoolers. These DIY Number Lacing cards are great for working on number recognition and formation.
I love this self-correcting counting idea. Kids get to see the numberal and then count “raindrops” onto the little blue circles shown.
Counting Sheep Activity
This countin sheep activity is great for working on fine motor skills as well as counting.
Do you have any sports fans in your class? They might love this Basketball counting activity. There is bound to be some pretend play in this one as well.
Number Formation Cards
We love creating with our geoboards. For this activity, we practice making numbers on the geoboard.
A pocket on the back of this sheet makes this activity a fun build your own caterpillar, fine motor activity.
If you have mini erasers, this is the perfect time to bring them out. We also had a lot of fun making our own origomi butterflies to use in this one.
Count and match the cars. You can do this in a file folder or as an independent activity.
Pirate Ship Counting
You can prop these fun pirate ships in playdough or you can float them in a water sensory bin.