Preschool math activities can make learning fun! Preschool children, are in fact, using math all the time.
Examples? Counting steps as they go up and down, sorting toys into groups, and helping you measure cooking ingredients. These activities build the stepping stones for future math lessons.
As children progress through the various stages of math, use the following preschool math activities as an enhancement to your lesson plans. The more children are exposed to numbers the better their comprehension will be and the more they will retain what is learned.
An assortment of preschool math activities.
Several are cut-and-paste activities. Simply cut out the numbers at the bottom of the page and paste into the correct box.
There's more... fill in the missing numbers, count and color pages, and number tracing.
What could be better than blending counting skills with coloring fun? This type of learning is enjoyable for kids. Simply click and print… and pass out number dot to dot sheets for educational fun.
The printables are organized by the number of dots. Choose to connect 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 dots per picture. The pictures are kid-friendly with items children will recognize.
Free printable counting cards. Simply cut to form cards and laminate. Let the kids line up the dog and his bone from 1-10. Or try the snowmen and penguin cards!
This page also includes counting strips. Let the kids count the objects on each strip and match it to the correct number. Try strips of vehicles (just right for boys), assorted items strips (just right for girls) or smiley faces.
Assorted addition worksheets, perfect for preschoolers. Covers all combinations between one and ten.
Some are very simple with shapes next to the numbers to help children understand the concept. Others are for older preschoolers who understand the concept well and no longer need picture prompts.
Free subtraction worksheets. This set of math worksheets is great for beginners. When children are initially learning "take away", crossing out objects helps with comprehension.
The first row has the correct number of objects crossed out. Use this as an example of how the subtraction problems are solved.
Easy to do cut-and-paste counting activities.
Cut out the pictures at the bottom of the pages. Paste the correct number of marbles in the jar... or, the correct number of fish in the fishbowl.
Reinforces counting... and, helps with small motor skills.
Number coloring pages. Cute cartoon number with large coloring spaces that are just right for preschoolers.
The children will see the both the number and the spelling of the number. A little bonus? Notice the little number five to the left is holding up five fingers. See if the children can hold up the same number of fingers as the cartoon number!
Do kids ever get tired of coloring?
Two more sets of number coloring pages. The first set asks the children to find and color only the specified objects. Makes counting even more fun with lots of kid-friendly pictures.
The second set is a simple counting sheet of fruit. One fruit per number to keep the emphasis on counting.
These number wall cards have a cute "bug" theme. There are ten cards for the numbers 1-10. Each card has a different bug that most children will be able to recognize.
Make a wall display for a fun visual counting aid. Count ants, beetles, grasshoppers, dragonflies, spiders and more...