Number coloring pages are a fun way to reinforce any number lesson plans.
These are especially cute with number "people". The kids will see the number and the spelling of the number. An added bonus is that each number is holding up the correct number of fingers. See if the kids can do the same.
Use the printable coloring pages as an add-on to a numbers lesson. Just print them out and kids can have fun while learning. While any lesson plans for preschoolers should be kept short as their attention spans are short, there are many ways to "sneak" in learning. Free printable number coloring pages do just that. Children don't see coloring pages as "learning", they simply see coloring as fun.
Every home or classroom has multiples of many items. Use these objects to practice counting. Count the number of windows or chairs, the books on the shelf or toy cars. Have the children point to each item and count out loud. Count the number of plates at the dinner table, the crayons in the box or number of puzzle pieces. Children need to count on a regular basis to retain the information and understand counting.
Consider making things that need to be counted. Make paper chains at Christmas time or string macaroni or beads to make necklaces or bracelets.
Use songs or rhymes to help teach numbers. Here's some suggestions:
Teach your child to play "Go Fish" with a regular pack of playing cards. Remove the face cards for a fun game that will help teach number recognition.
Play simple games that require counting, like "Candy Land" or "Chutes and Ladders". Both classic games, enjoyed by children for decades, they also give children the opportunity to count and play at the same time.
Make learning seem like fun and it won't take long before your child will easily be counting on their own.
More Number Activities:
Free Addition Worksheets – An assortment of addition sheets to provide practice to help retain math skills.
Free Subtraction Worksheets – Made for preschoolers to help them understand the concept. Cross out objects and count to subtract!
Number Worksheets – Fun with counting. Many cut and paste activities, which we all know kids love! A few worksheets are number tracing.
Preschool Wall Cards – Number cards with a “bug” theme. Numbers one through ten. Each card features a different bug. Many are easily identifiable by children.
Dot-to-Dot Coloring Pages - Combine basic counting skills with coloring fun. Connect 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 dots to finish the picture.