This pack of 12 number identification activities and counting games was designed with preschoolers, kindergarten and first graders in mind. Featuring numbers 0-20, these activities are more than matching and guessing.
Here’s what’s included:
- Fishie Friends Number Identification Clip Cards – Students use clothes pins to select the correct number by counting and reading the number word on the card.
- Visitors From Space Number Identification Puzzles – With these basic puzzles students practice matching the numeral with the quantity and use the puzzle as a guideline for accuracy.
- Don’t Feed the Raccoon Number Identification and Counting Game – Easily one of the most popular activities on my blog is now available in a fully printable version! (Read more about it in this blog post!)
- Dot Counting Cards – What sets these cards apart is that the quantity of dots matches the numeral, reinforcing both counting and number identification skills. (Read more about them in this blog post!)
- Spacey Number Identification Board Games – Students roll a dot dice (provided) and then move their marker to the next corresponding numeral on the game board.
- Ten Frame Old Maid – Mix up the traditional kid’s game with ten frames and counting 0-20.
- Finger Counting Playdough Mats – Count on a ten frame and the check work on your fingers, all using playdough on a mat.
- Star Clip Cards – Use clothespins to clip and count stars!
- Counting Ice Cream Scoops – Students match the number on the ice cream cones with the corresponding ten frame and number on the scoop.
- Button Flower Counting Cards – Add buttons to the center of flowers to count and learn new numbers.
- Not Your Basic Counting Cards – Count the number of bears on the card and then find all the corresponding forms of that number (dice, fingers, buttons in a jar, etc).
- Ten Frame Matching – Count the number in the ten frames and then find the matching numeral.
Of course, number identification activities pair wonderfully with my preschool math lesson plans bundle, as well as my counting bundle (which is part of the math lesson plans bundle). Not only will these activities help your preschooler learn to associate number identification with quantity, but your preschooler will also have such a positive experience in math because these games are fun!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.