Activity for ages 5 to 7. Sometimes subtraction can be tricky to master, but using familiar tools like ten frames can really boost kids’ confidence and make practice fun! These spring ten frame subtraction printables are a great way to work on subtraction within 10 in a hands-on, engaging way this spring! They pair perfectly with our free spring […]

## Spring Addition

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Dive into your stash of mini erasers or use our printable cut outs for a playful spring addition game that gives kids practice writing and solving addition equations. It’s a perfect compliment to our popular Addition Write and Wipe Cards! Getting Ready To prepare the activity, I printed the […]

## Weather Count and Clip Cards

These Weather Count and Clip Cards are the perfect addition to your math centers or small group tables this spring. Simply count the pictures and clip the corresponding number. You’re all set! It’s the perfect combination to our popular Weather Activity Pack. Getting Ready To prep, I printed the Weather Count and Clip Cards (below) on cardstock […]

## 100th Day of School Trail Mix Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 8. These free 100th day of school trail mix mats are great to use with big and little kids alike. Just print the free 100th day of school trail mix mats (below), count out the goodies and munch away. They’re the perfect compliment to our 100th Day of School Activity Pack! […]

## Valentine Twenty Frames

Activity for ages 4 to 6. After mastering numbers to ten, moving on to teen numbers can be a little tricky for some kids. These valentine twenty frames are a playful, hands-on way to work on counting sets and writing the numbers 10-20. They’re the perfect compliment to our free valentine ten frame sheets HERE. […]

## Snowman Pattern Block Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Pattern blocks are always a fabulous way to learn about shapes but our free snowman pattern block mats take kids’ learning to the next level by adding in a dose of counting and addition practice too. Grab your set below and then hop over and snag our complete Roll and […]

## Snowflake Making Ten Clip Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 6. I love using clip cards with my students! They are a fun, hands-on way for my students to learn and, as a big bonus, they also help with fine motor skills at the same time. These snowflake making ten clip cards are the perfect way for young learners to […]

## Snowman Button Counting Puzzles

Activity for ages 3 to 5. I love activities that put a seasonal twist on learning important concepts, and these snowman button counting puzzles do just that! They are a great math center or hands on learning activity for preschool or kindergarteners this winter. Be sure to hop over and snag our Winter Mega Pack too! Getting […]

## NO PREP Place Value Activity Pack

Activities for ages 4 to 7. Learning place value can be a big challenge for kids – it’s a complicated concept, after all. The NO PREP place value pack is filled with engaging, motivating ways to tackle the numbers 1-120. No prepping, no gluing, no cutting. Just print and teach. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers […]

## Awesome Money Activities

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Learning how to recognize and add together coins can be confusing for kids but these 10 playful money activities are a motivating way to tackle coins once and for all. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Peek Inside The playful set of money activities is perfect for […]

## Pumpkin QR Code Cards 1-20

Activity for ages 5 to 6. I love using QR codes with my kindergarten students! They’re a great way to integrate technology into a lesson and are very easy for young learners to use. These Pumpkin QR Code Cards add a fun, fall-themed twist to math time. They’re such a motivating way for kids to count […]

## Number Decomposition

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Help kids discover different ways to make the numbers 3 to 10 with these playful, hands-on number decomposition activities. The record sheets are perfect for preschool or kindergarten math centers. Just print a page, grab some manipulatives, and you’re ready to play! Grab your set in our shop or on […]

## EDITABLE Number of the Day Sheet

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Working on a number of the day gives kids practice with place value, expanded notation, odd and even numbers… so many math skills in one simple activity. They are such an easy way to differentiate for a variety of learners during morning work or math rotations. Just hit “print” and […]

## 3D Shape Activities

Learning 3D shapes just got WAY cooler! These engaging, hands-on 3D shape activities teach kids about cones, cubes, cylinders, hemispheres, hexagonal prisms, pyramids, rectangular prisms, spheres and triangular prisms. They’re great to use as math centers or math lessons in kindergarten, first grade or second grade. Grab your pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay […]

## Division Word Problems within 20

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Division is one of the more difficult math concepts to understand for early learners. While it’s closely related to multiplication, it’s trickier to grasp the meaning and to work out how to solve each problem. That’s why these word problems task cards stay focused within 20 – numbers that […]

## Apple Addition Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Whether you’re looking for a hands-on way to teach addition or you need a fun apple themed math activity, these apple addition cards are sure to be a hit! They’re the perfect match to our popular Addition Card Pack. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready To prep the […]

## Toothpick STEM Structures

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Need an easy way to help kids build engineering skills they’ll need for their STEM future? These 19 printable challenge cards are perfect to use in STEM centers, makerspaces, or math stations. Kids will love learning about 2 and 3-dimensional shapes as they build and analyze each design. Grab your […]

## Write and Wipe Subtraction Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Looking for a fun way to teach kids about subtraction?! These write and wipe subtraction cards give children hands-on practice writing and solving problems. They’re great to use as a math center, small group activity or for individual practice. Grab the complete set of subtraction cards in our shop or […]

## Write and Wipe Number Bonds

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Number bonds are an amazing tool for teaching kids how two parts fit together to make a whole and the relationship between addition and subtraction. These four playful sets of write and wipe cards make learning number bonds fun for kids and easy prep for you. The cards are great to […]

## Multiplication Word Problems to 20

Activity for ages 7 to 9. Multiplication is tricky for younger children so it helps if they can think about it in a variety of ways. These multiplication word problem cards ask questions that kids can visualize, so they can picture the scenes in their mind’s eye and map out the solutions. They’re a perfect compliment […]

## Write and Wipe Counting Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Nothing says summer fun quite like ice cream! These playful write and wipe counting cards are a motivating way to practice counting on from a given number and beginning addition. For more motivating counting on practice, be sure to hop over and grab our counting card pack too! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready […]

## Epic Preschool Math Pack

Activities for ages 3 to 5. These 25 kid-approved preschool math activities set children up for some serious kindergarten success. Preschoolers have fun learning number recognition, counting, number writing, shape names and characteristics, patterns, sorting, colors, measurement… even beginning addition and subtraction!! Grab your Preschool Math Mega Pack in my shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers. P.S. Bundle with […]

## Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Pattern blocks are a motivating, hands-on way to teach kids about shapes, patterns, measurement…. even fractions! These playful roll and cover pattern block mats add three more math skills to the list: counting, number recognition, and addition. They’re the perfect preview to our roll and cover pattern block mat pack! This post […]

## 20 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

Ages 4 to 6. Do your kids love bugs and butterflies?! These 20 must-have math and literacy activities will keep preschoolers and kindergarteners learning and engaged for weeks. Practice alphabet letters, sight words, numbers, addition, writing, learn about the butterfly life cycle and so. much. more. Grab your Bug and Butterfly Activity Pack in our shop […]

## Shape Graphs

Activity for ages 4 to 6. I love teaching TWO skills with just ONE activity, don’t you?! These shape graphs are a playful way to teach the names and characteristics of the most common 2D shapes while working on graphing at the same time. They’re a fun addition to any 2d shape unit. 2D Shape Graphing Middle Brother […]

## 2D Shape Activities

Activities for ages 3 to 6. The 2D Shape Activity Pack is bursting with motivating ways to learn about circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, ovals, rhombuses, trapezoids, hexagons, stars and hearts!! Clip 2D shape sandwiches, make interactive shape flap books, play dice games and so much more… Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay […]

## LEGO Measurement

Activity for ages 6 to 8. My kids are LEGO obsessed! Yours too?! We’ve used them to practice addition and subtraction, counting, patterns… even engineering. I was super excited to add another LEGO themed learning activity to the mix: measurement. These printable activity sheets are perfect to use with kids who are just beginning to practice measurement and LEGO […]

## Roll and Color Shapes

Activity for ages 3 to 5. We love learning games that let us roll dice and we love to color. This roll and color shapes game is the best of both worlds! The motivating 2d shape game is perfect for preschoolers and early kindergarteners who need to build confidence in recognizing and naming their shapes. It is sure […]

## Place Value War

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Just like our Place Value Concentration game and I Have – Who Has cards, our newest math activity makes learning ones, tens and hundreds super fun for kids. As players compete, they practice reading and writing three digit numbers and base ten blocks – two key steps toward understanding the ins and outs of […]

## Spring Pattern Cards

Activities for ages 3 to 6. With the trees budding, garden lettuces sprouting and red-breasted robins returning, it is definitely spring time. What better way to celebrate the new season than with some colorful spring pattern cards?! The bugs and critters on these spring pattern cards are so stinkin’ cute! When my daughter saw them […]

## More and Less Number Sense Game

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Looking for a fun number sense challenge that helps kids really grasp what numbers mean? More and Less is a playful number sense activity that stretches children’s understanding of place value. Grab your free copy (below) and then hop over and download two more number sense games for kindergarten and […]

## Goldfish Counting Cards

My 3.5 year old is crazy about counting right now – fingers, shoes, birds… you name it, he counts it. So I was excited to pull together a set of colorful goldfish counting cards that would give him practice with the numbers 1 to 20. These free printables are fun, motivating and, as a huge bonus, […]

## Spring Counting Puzzles

Looking for a way to make counting and identifying numbers fun this spring? These 1-12 spring number puzzles are perfect for getting your preschooler counting and matching! With bright and fun pictures to count, they are perfect to add to your plans this spring! Getting Ready My kids love puzzles, and I love to have […]

## Skip Counting with QR Codes!

Activity for ages 4 to 7. QR (or Quick Response) codes are a great way to make learning more engaging for kids at school or at home. Children love solving math problems and then scanning the QR codes to see if their answer is correct! These free skip counting QR codes are perfect for classroom math centers, small group work or […]

## Valentine’s Day Activity Pack

Activities for ages 3 to 7. Looking for easy prep math and literacy activities for Valentine’s Day?! This print and play pack is filled with motivating ways to teach preschool and kindergarten students alphabet letters, word families, sight words, number concept, graphing, estimating and so much more. There’s so much included in this set! Grab your copy for just […]

## Fraction Activity Super Pack

Make learning fractions fun for kids and easy prep for grown ups! The Fraction Activity Pack is filled with motivating and effective activities that teach key vocabulary like numerator and denominator, parts versus whole, thirds, fourths… Once kids are ready, they put it all together and read and write fractions on their own. There are so many important steps to […]

## Telling Time Activity Pack

Teaching kids how to tell time takes plenty of step-by-step practice. There’s so much to learn: the difference between the minute and hour hand, what hand to read first, how to count by fives to read the number of minutes… The lessons go on and on. That’s why I was so excited to pull together a […]

## Pizza Fraction Clip It Cards

Activity for ages 6 to 8. If your children are learning about fractions, these quick and easy pizza fraction clip-it cards will help consolidate their understanding. They are a fun way to practice recognizing and reading fraction names for halves and quarters. Kids can even make their own! Getting Ready I downloaded the free printable (below). Then I printed […]

## Hot Cocoa Addition Game

Activity for ages 5 to 7. It is always fun to change learning activities with the season and Hot Cocoa Addition is a perfect way to warm up this winter. Practice adding sums within 10 with a motivating, simple matching game. For an extra bit of fun, drink some real hot cocoa while you play! Getting Ready This game is […]

## Gumdrop Counting Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These gumdrop counting cards are a fun way to help preschoolers and kindergarteners work on the numbers 1 to 10 this holiday season. Christmas is such a fun time for kids. All the new sights, smells and tastes that they don’t experience year-round are finally available for them to test and […]

## Math My Name!

Activity for ages 3 to 6. I love using a skill that kids have already mastered to help teach them a completely new skill. These Math My Name sheets do exactly that! Using my son’s name, he practiced handwriting, number recognition, addition and subtraction, ten frames, tally marks and even drawing! This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. Getting Ready […]

## Winter Activity Pack

Activities for ages 4 to 6. The holiday season is already jam-packed so I was eager to pull together a motivating math and literacy set that makes it easy for you to take kids’ learning to the next level. The Winter Activity Pack includes 90 motivating pages that teach critical preschool and kindergarten skills including reading and writing the numbers 1-120, […]

## Christmas Tree Counting Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. If you’re looking for a fun way to teach kids number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence, number writing and even beginning addition this holiday season, you’ve come to the right spot. These festive Christmas tree counting cards are a motivating, hands-on way to tackle the numbers 1 to 10. Getting […]

## Number Bond Practice Sheets!

These number bond practice sheets are an excellent way to help kids see how two parts combine to make a whole. If you know the whole and one of the parts, you can subtract that part to find the second part. If you know the two parts, add them together and make a whole. Brilliantly simple! Use […]

## Snow Counting Mats: Numbers 1-10

Activity for ages 3 to 5. We always have so much fun with our counting cards! My daughter loves every opportunity to practice counting and especially loves being able to interact with the counting cards as we practice our numbers from 1 to 10. Getting Ready These counting mats are so easy to prepare. You […]

## Shape Puzzles

Activity for ages 3 to 6. These twelve colorful shape puzzles are a fun way to practice the names of shapes while kids begin spelling out words. Sliding together one puzzle piece at a time, young mathematicians magically make each shape appear. The shape game is guaranteed fun! Getting Ready Prepping the shape puzzles was as quick and […]

## Subtraction within 20 Interactive Notebook

If your kids are working on subtraction within 20 this interactive notebook will help keep them engaged! It includes equations, word problems, picture problems and true/false questions to encourage different ways of thinking about numbers and problem solving. First grade is the focus level for this printable but kinders can also complete it with support. Getting Ready […]

## Find and Write Booklet

Activity for ages 4 to 6. This find and write missing number booklet is a fun, hands-on way to work on counting, number recognition and number writing. Kids will love stretching their mathematical brains as they read the numbers and then fill in the ones that are missing! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I am […]

## Peanuts Movie Activities

My kids love the Peanuts movie so you can imagine their joy when they snagged these adorable, FREE Peanuts trick-or-treat bags at Safeway. Two of their favorite things bundled into one reusable bag?! Smile-worthy! I am proud to be a Safeway compensated blogger. Peanuts Playdough Mats With their new bags in hand, I knew it was the […]

## Dinosaur Number Puzzles

Activity for ages 3 to 7. Dinosaur fans will fall instantly smitten with our newest free printable number puzzles! As they slide together one roaring dinosaur at a time, they’ll be practicing counting from 1 to 120, reading numbers, adding on and more. Grab your copy below and then hop over and check out our popular NO PREP […]

## Number Activity Sheets

Activity for ages 3 to 5. For most kids, learning how to count and write numbers takes lots and lots of practice. So why not make all of that hard work fun for kids?! These free number activity sheets are a no prep, motivating way to practice the numbers 0 to 5. Grab your set […]

## Number Formation Pack

If you’re looking for a motivating, easy prep way to teach kids how to write and recognize numbers, you’ve come to the right spot. This number formation pack is brimming with fun ways to learn the ins and outs of the numbers 0 to 9: hands-on activity sheets, memorable rhymes and helpful posters. Download your copy […]

## Free Ten Frame Matching Game

Fall is here, and it’s always fun to incorporate the season into some engaging learning activities! This ten frame matching game is perfect for the season. It’s a fun way to develop number sense and, since it can be played in different ways, is great for differentiation! Getting Ready To prepare this fun matching game, I printed out the […]

## Pumpkin Ten Frames

Activity for ages 4 to 5. Fall is the perfect time to put a little pumpkin twist on learning. These adorable pumpkin ten frame sheets are a colorful, hands-on way to practice the numbers 1 to 10. Just grab an orange crayon or marker, print the pages and you’re ready for some fun fall math. Getting […]

## Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These free pumpkin count and clip cards are a fun way for preschoolers and beginning kindergarteners to practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, counting and fine motor skills. And they’re a perfect addition to any Halloween or fall unit! Getting Ready I printed the pumpkin cards (below) on cardstock to […]

## 15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games

Activities for ages 4 to 8. Memorizing math facts takes practice. Lots and lots of practice. That’s why I was excited to create a set of motivating, easy prep games that would make all of that hard work fun for kids. And, to give you the most bang for your buck, I made all 15 […]

## Math Fact Memory Game

Activity for ages 4 to 6. This free Math Fact Memory Game is a fun way to introduce addition and subtraction to preschoolers or kindergarteners! Just be prepared. Once they get a handle on these facts, they will be begging you to make harder cards. Grab your copy of our Math Fact Memory Game below. […]

## Free Pumpkin Puzzles Numbers 1-40

These free pumpkin puzzles are perfect for Fall! They’re a fun way to practice counting, number recognition, matching and fine motor skills. Grab your free printable pumpkin puzzles below. I’m so excited that Fall is on its way! It’s my favorite time of year and I love sharing it with my kids. I created this […]

## Free Apple Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 2 to 5. We love playdough recipes and activities! With fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to whip up a batch of oh-so-yummy green apple playdough and get some hands-on number practice. These free apple playdough mats are a perfect preschool math activity for fall. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. […]

## Greater Than, Less Than Game

Activity for ages 5 to 7. This greater than, less than game is perfect for bug fans! Kids will love comparing creepy crawly sets of two-digit insects in this fun, free greater than, less than game. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. One of the most important math concepts for kids to grasp when dealing […]

## Free Apple Tree Counting Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These free apple tree counting mats are perfect for fall! Just grab some pom poms and you’re ready for some fun, hands-on practice with counting, number recognition, vocabulary building and fine motor skills. I’m absolutely in love with the fall season. It really is my favorite time of year. I […]

## Number Recognition I Spy

Activity for ages 3 to 5. I was so impressed when my four year old hopped into the car after preschool and counted from 1 to 100 completely by himself. I may have even patted myself on the back for a minute…. until I realized that he could recite his numbers but he most definitely […]

## 4 Must-Try Dice Games

Activities for ages 4 to 8. Dice games are a quick, screen free way to entertain kids when you’re at home or on the go. These four must-try dice games are my family’s favorites. They’re easy to learn, fun to play, and {as a HUGE bonus} teach kids important math skills too. Gotta’ love that! Getting […]

## Telling Time

Telling time is a tricky concept for young children and their understanding of it develops gradually. These free interactive analog and digital clocks will keep your kids engaged while they explore time and how it relates to their everyday life. The time cards are great for helping them make those connections and make sense of […]

## Free Alphabet Printables

Activities for ages 3 to 5. These free alphabet printables are perfect for young learners! Help children identify beginning sounds, lowercase letters and uppercase letters with a colorful alphabet chart, clip it cards and letter matching puzzles. The free alphabet printables are a perfect compliment to our best selling Alphabet Mega Pack! What’s Inside? The free alphabet printables include: […]

## Number Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 5. We use playdough a lot at our house. I’m very insistent that learning shouldn’t be filled with a bunch of worksheets, so when it came time to learn numbers, I created these free printable playdough mats to give my kids hands-on number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence and fine motor practice. […]

## Monster Counting Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These monster counting cards are sure to kick up the cool math factor. Little monsters will love practicing number recognition and counting as they add eyes to each monster card. The freebie’s an uber fun way to practice the numbers 1 to 20. Getting Ready The prep work was as quick and easy […]

## Bug Number Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 4. These free bug number cards are a motivating way for preschoolers to practice counting and number recognition. Grab your copy of the creepy crawly bug cards below and then check out our three fun ways to use them. Getting Ready To prep, I printed the bug cards {HERE} on cardstock to give […]

## LEGO Addition Cards

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Whether you’re looking for a hands-on way to practice addition or you need a fun LEGO activity for kids, these free LEGO addition cards are sure to be a hit. Just print the cards, grab some LEGOS, and you’re ready to step up the cool math factor. P.S. Be sure to […]

## Free LEGO Mat

Activity for ages 3 to 6. There are so many fun ways to sneak in math with this simple LEGO mat. Whether you need to practice colors, counting, number recognition, addition or subtraction, kids will happily get to work rolling, building and matching. Just print your freebie {below} and get ready for some serious fun. Getting Ready […]

## LEGO Pattern Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Have some LEGO fans in your home or classroom? These free LEGO pattern cards make math super fun for kids. Just print the pattern cards {below}, grab your stash of LEGOs and you’re ready for some motivating, hands-on pattern building. Getting Ready To prep, I printed the free pattern cards {HERE} […]

## Greater Than Alligators

Activity for ages 5 to 8. These crafty alligators are a memorable, hands-on way to teach kids how to compare two numbers and identify the bigger one. As the DIY clothespin alligators munch the largest number in the pair, kids learn a helpful trick for figuring out which one is greater than the other. Getting Ready […]

## If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Cards

The simple humor in Laura Numeroff’s whitty children’s books makes them fun for kids and grown ups alike. After reading the classic “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” a few days ago, I pulled out a little surprise for my kids: a set of cookie counting cards in serious need of some chocolate chips. They were THRILLED with the […]

## Hundred Chart Puzzles #Colorize

Activity for ages 4 to 7. These bright and colorful hundred charts are a simple, hands-on way to help kids build number sense. Children can easily count on (22, 23, 24…), identify patterns (10, 20, 30…) and understand more and less (10 is more than 4…) There are so many simple ways to work on important math skills […]

## Place Value Cards #Colorize

Activity for ages 5 to 9. Color can make learning a more fun and impactful experience. To help kids easily see the parts that make up three digit numbers, print these free place value cards on bright cardstock, cut apart the pieces and start building numbers. Such an easy prep, memorable way to practice place value! […]

## Rainy Day Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These rainy day counting clip cards are filled with all things rain: puffy clouds, weatherproof boots and oversized umbrellas. They’re a colorful way to practice counting and make a great addition to any preschool weather unit. Be sure to hop over and grab our popular Weather Activity Pack too! Getting Ready To make […]

## Easter Egg Math Facts

Activity for ages 4 to 8. In need of a fun new way to practice math facts? I’ve got you covered. This simple Easter egg math fact match-up is a motivating way to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication… anything. Just grab your stash of plastic Easter eggs and you’re ready to play! Getting Ready To prep, I […]

## Roll a Rainbow Snack Game

Activity for ages 3 to 6. This colorful dice game had my 5 year old, A, practicing adding to 10 and literally jumping out of her chair with excitement for her rainbow snack. As a bonus, turning snack time into a game made eating healthy food all the more fun. Getting Ready To make the rainbow placemat, I […]

## Shamrock Straw Match Up

Activity for ages 3 to 5. I love creating fun learning activities for kids – it’s kinda’ my thing. So the moment I saw these festive green party straws, I couldn’t wait to turn them into a simple measurement and matching activity. Grab your copy of the freebie {below} and then check out all of our […]

## Counting Leprechaun Gold

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Little leprechauns will love counting their gold stash with these motivating cards. Slide them into a Ziploc to make a simple preschool busy bag or set them up as a math station. However you decide to use them, these freebies are an engaging way to practice counting, number recognition and number sequencing. […]

## St. Patrick’s Day Puzzles

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Whether you need a low prep preschool math game or screen-free busy bag, these free St. Patrick’s Day puzzles are a fun, hands-on way to practice ABC and 123 order. Getting Ready I printed a copy of the puzzles {HERE} on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut […]

## 17 Awesome Rainbow Busy Bags

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Looking for a hands-on way to teach kids patterns? These free popsicle stick pattern cards are an easy prep math station or busy bag. Grab your copy and then check out the other awesome rainbow busy bags in our blog hop {below}. Getting Ready The prep for this pattern activity was really quick […]

## The Lorax Number Match Up

Activity for ages 3 to 5. The Lorax is a classic Dr. Seuss children’s book about a Lorax who defends the truffala trees against extinction. After reading the story together a few weeks back, my boys and I played a fun follow up: The Lorax Number Match Up – a counting, number recognition and fine motor activity in one. […]

## FREE Place Value I Have, Who Has

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Place value is a tricky concept for most kids, so I have been pulling together lots of hands-on place value activities to make all of that hard work fun for my five year old. Just like the Place Value Concentration game, this freebie is a motivating way to help kids learn […]

## Conversation Heart Patterns

When I told my 5 year old, A, that she would be making patterns using classic Valentine’s conversation hearts, she couldn’t wait to get started. A loved sorting the different colored hearts, figuring out the patterns, and gluing down the candies. I loved the super easy prep and that my daughter was joyfully practicing a concept that […]

## Math Fact Dominoes

Activity for ages 4 to 8. My oldest LOVES math fact challenges so I was excited to put together a set of fun popsicle stick math fact dominoes he could use to practice +2s. Working on subtraction, multiplication or division instead? No problem! Just swap out the math facts and answers. So easy! Getting Ready I grabbed […]

## Place Value Concentration

Activity for ages 4 to 8. For most kids, understanding place value requires lots of practice – it’s a pretty complicated concept after all. Place Value Concentration is an easy way to make all of that hard work fun. Grab your freebie {below} and get ready for some serious place value competition. Getting Ready Prepping for the game was a cinch. I printed the […]

## Valentine’s Pattern Block Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Pattern blocks are a great way to teach kids about shapes, counting, sorting, reasoning, symmetry… even fractions! These simple, Valentine’s pattern block mats are an awesome math challenge for kids. Just print them out and start building. Easy peasy! This post contains an Amazon affiliate link for pattern blocks. Getting Ready […]

## Valentine’s Day Number Book

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Ready for a fun, Valentine’s Day twist on numbers? This festive number book gives kids practice writing and counting the numbers one to ten. Grab your free copy below and then hop over and snag our Valentine’s alphabet puzzles too! Getting Ready Prepping this activity couldn’t have been much simpler. I […]

## Preschool Math: Straw Match Up

Activity for ages 3 to 5. This simple preschool math activity gives kids practice comparing, matching, measuring and building fine motor strength all in one festive little Christmas tree. Straw Match Up is the perfect combination of easy prep and fun play. Happy Holidays! Getting Ready I ran across Teaching 2 and 3 Year Old’s straw match […]

## Frozen Puzzles

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Many kids {including my own!} are big fans of the movie “Frozen”. In this activity, Disney’s famous characters, Elsa and Olaf, come to life when preschoolers put together a Frozen puzzle that gives them practice counting from one to ten. The project makes a motivating preschool math station or busy bag. Enjoy!! Getting […]

## Candy Cane Patterns

Activity for ages 4 to 7. My 5 year old, A, loves anything related to Christmas so these low-prep candy cane patterns had her giggling all the way to the tree. Not only was A practicing early math skills like color sorting and patterns, but she was strengthening her fine motor skills too. {This makes a perfect […]

## Free Hundred Chart and 10 Ways to Use It

Activity for ages 4 to 8. A hundred chart is a surprisingly simple way to teach a lot of math skills. For instance, you can use a hundred chart to teach kids number sequencing {1, 2, 3}, patterns {each column on the chart ends in the same digit} and skip counting {10, 20, 30, etc.}. Grab your free […]

## Too Big, Too Small, Just Right

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Three hours into a recent plane ride with our three kids, I became a little desperate for some new entertainment. Since I was really low on supplies, I dug deep and started thinking back to my days teaching kindergarten. That’s when this simple little game popped into my head. Too […]

## Math Fact Match Up

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Learning math facts takes plenty of practice so why not make all of that work fun for kids?! With just a paper plate, some clothespins and a marker, you can create a low prep, hands-on math fact game that serious fun. It’s the perfect addition to our popular subtraction and addition write […]

## Number Counting and Tracing Book

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Our free printable alphabet tracing roads have been a HUGE hit so I was excited to put together a follow up activity book that was all about numbers. This freebie is a hands-on way to teach kids how to write and understand 0 to 10. Use it as a classroom math […]

## 20 Super Fun Number Games for Kids

Activities for ages 3 to 5. Hands-on number games are a great way to help kids learn how to read, write and understand numbers. This list of 20 “why didn’t I think of that?!” number games shares our favorite finds from across the web. Writing Numbers Teach kids silly chants to help them remember how to […]

## Fall Patterns for Kids

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Patterns for kids helps them learn how to make connections, predict more accurately, notice similarities, and learn sequencing – skills they’ll use for reading, writing and math later. This quick prep activity adds some fun by using colorful fall candy. Grab a bag at the dollar store and you’re ready to play. Making […]

## Cut and Paste Shape Game for Kids

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Are you looking for a fun way to help kids learn about shapes? After doing a contact paper shape sort and shape hunt a few weeks ago, the kids and I were excited to try this new hands-on shape game for kids. It’s easy to prep and can quickly be tweaked to work with […]

## Marshmallow Geometry

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Marshmallow geometry is a fun way to teach the names and characteristics of 2D shapes including triangles, rectangles and squares. Kids love having the chance to build 2D shapes with food and grown ups love watching children practice important math skills. It’s a win-win! For a printable version of this activity, […]

## Race to Twenty LEGO Game

Activity for ages 4 to 5. My boys are big LEGO fans so I love using them to sneak in some reading and math practice when I can. This LEGO Game: Race to Twenty was a low prep, fun way to help Big Brother {4.5} work on those tricky teen numbers. Getting Ready I pulled out ten […]

## 2D Shape Hunt

Activity for ages 4 to 6. This 2D shape hunt is a simple way to turn an ordinary regular neighborhood walk into a super fun math lesson! Learn about 2d shapes including circles, hexagons, rectangles and squares as you sneak in a little exercise. Getting Ready To prep, I grabbed a manila folder {card stock would […]

## How Many Are Missing?

Activity for 3 to 5 year olds. Teaching kids about numbers seems pretty basic at first – you show them the written symbol {5} and name it {“This is five.”} Job done, right?! Well, not exactly. To help kids understand numbers… I mean REALLY understand numbers… you need to teach them what those numbers […]

## Skip Counting with Sidewalk Chalk

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Sunshine and sidewalk chalk make for very fun summer days! If your child is learning to skip count {2, 4, 6…}, these fun sidewalk chalk games are a must try. They’re a great way to enjoy the sunshine and get in some fun math practice before school starts again. Skip Counting […]

## Number Trail Mix

Activity for ages 3 to 6 Learning numbers is fun and tasty with this activity. This simple number trail mix is a fun way to get kids involved in packing their own snacks AND sneak in a little math practice too. It’s the perfect compliment to our favorite counting cards! Getting Ready Gathering supplies for […]

## How Many LEGOS Long?

Activity for ages 2 to 5 You can do so much more with LEGOs than build! One of our favorite ways is to incorporate them into a LEGO game like this one. Our newest LEGO game is a fun way to work on measurement in preschool or kindergarten. LEGO Game Play I handed my roll of tape and […]