It is so cute to see those little lightbulbs go off when toddlers and preschoolers learn how to count! These counting activities are perfect for your littlest kids that need some creative ways to learn all about numbers.
These crafts, games, and sorting activities are easy to scale up or down as far as difficulty, too. In fact, you could use some of the same ideas as a starting point for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division practice for your older children, too. A lot of them are just really unique ways to use unusual manipulatives, so get creative and make it your own.
Counting Activities for Preschoolers
If you are a preschool or daycare teacher, a parent, a babysitter, or a grandparent, you will probably find these to be simple because they use things you already have at home! Most would make amazing center activities, too.
Rainbow Counting to 5 Busy Bag from Life Over C’s
Skip Counting with Sidewalk Chalk from Playdough to Plato
Counting Worms Preschool Math Sensory Bin from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Fine Motor Counting Activity from Kids Craft Room
Simple Counting Game to Teach Subtraction Skills from What Do We Do All Day?
Hands-on Math with Dice, Magnetic Wand and Counters from Buggy and Buddy
Smack the Number Counting Game from Mom Inspired Life
Car Race Counting from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Bottle Cap Low Prep Math Game from Homeschool Preschool
Number Matching Race from Simple Fun for Kids
Bear Counts On Counting Extension Activity from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Number Hop from Gift of Curiosity
Preschool Math with Magnetic Numbers from Engineer to Stay at Home Mom
DIY Butterfly Number Stones from Crafts on Sea
Skip Counting With The Cat In The Hat from Creative Family Fun
Simple Counting Activity with Pom-Poms from Laughing Kids Learn
Counting Math Tray from And Next Comes L
Counting Chicks Busy Bag from Views From A Stepstool
Practice Counting On In Nature from Creative Family Fun
Counting Bead Fun from Mess for Less
Counting and Addition Activity Tray from The Imagination Tree
DIY Number Rocks from The Imagination Tree
How are you teaching your kids about numbers and how to count?