Number Activities and Play Ideas
DIY Number Puzzles: These Homemade Number Puzzles are an hands-on and interactive activity that promotes the learning of number recognition, counting and the value of ‘how many’ each number is. Read more…
Five Green and Speckled Frogs Maths Game: All you need is play dough, a dice and the free printable frog to play this fun number recognition and subitising game centred around this popular nursery rhyme. Read more….
Number Cookies: An irresistibly yummy numeracy activity for kids! So much learning happens when we cook with our kids. The social interactions, processing information, following directions, problem solving and coordination. Read more…..
Apple Play Dough Maths – Apple Tree Play Dough Maths is a fun activity for encouraging early and basic maths skills using Apple Scented Play Dough and a set of dice. There are a number of ways these materials can be adapted for different age groups and abilities in areas of counting, subitising, numbers and basic addition and subtraction sums. Read more…..
Peg-A-Number-Facts: Peg-A-Number Fact is a fun maths game that allows kids to practise basic numbers sums and encourage the use of strategies to solve maths problems. Read more…..
Make Your Own Solid Numbers: Combining science and learning numbers together in the one activities. Read more…..
Counting and Subitising: The aim of this activity to develop the skill of subitising by creating an environment (visual scene) to recognise the number associated with a particular pattern on the dice, with the clusters of circles on the paper and collections/groups of pompoms and tokens made to match that of the dice. Read more…..
Number Sort: Number sort is a fun, hands on activity to play and learn with numbers. It sets a challenge of searching for specific numbers amongst a jumble of numbers. Read more…..
Number Tree Display: Creating a ‘rich print’ environment of numbers, letters and words as a visual focus for kids to observe, recall and refer to during their learning and everyday activities. Free printable numbers. Read more…..
A Rainbow Salt Tray: A great and fun activity to practice writing numbers. Why would you need crayons, textas, pencils and paper to draw when you can have more fun with a Rainbow Salt Tray? Read more here
Free Printable Number Tracing Cards: This is a great way for kids to practice writing their numbers!! The Number Tracing Cards are a free printable that can be laminated to allow kids to draw on with a white board marker as it wipes away easily with a tissue. Kids can practice writing their numbers correctly and wipe it away and try again. Read more…..
Homemade Number Chart and Memory Cards: Making a number wall chart and a set of memory game cards using number paintings from a previous number painting activity. Read more……
Painting with Homemade Number Stamps: These Homemade Number Stamps will make learning your numbers FUN for kids as they can make endless paintings of numbers prints and sing-a-long as they learn and play! The Number Stamps are low cost, require very little materials and are super easy to make! Read more…..
Bottle Top Money: Play/toy money just does not last; it either gets damaged or lost as the coins are normally quite small! My kids love to play with pretend money and use it in their imaginative play games, so we made our very own money using milk bottle tops and printable coins. Read more…..
Number Theme Play Room: The Numbers Theme Playroom Ideas was inspired and motivated by the current interests of my kids. Our play room was filled with games, activities, puzzles and other number related resources such as books and environmental print. Read more…..
Counting Octopus: Octopus Counting is a fun and creative way to introduce numbers, learn to count, or for the older kids skip counting. Read more…..