20 Super Fun Number Games for Kids

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?!” fun number games shares our favorite finds from across the web.

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Writing Numbers

Teach kids silly chants to help them remember how to write numbers.

Then, work on a batch of motivating activity sheets.

Print some number playdough mats and trace the numbers with rolled dough.  Fun number games get even better with playdough!

Number Concept: What Numbers Really Mean

Number Concept

Write one number on each finger to help kids connect written numbers and counting. // In Lieu of Preschool

Cut out a square from a manila envelope, slide a jumbo-sized number inside and have kids guess what’s inside. Such a fun way to have kids explore what numbers look like. // Education.com

Need an active way to help kids learn numbers? Hand over an index card and a hole punch and have kids punch away. // Discover Explore Learn

Create number bags kids can explore to study one number at a time. // J Daniel 4s Mom

Whip up a batch of number trail mix.

Swap out Guess Who? faces for numbers and have kids guess their way to figuring out the right number. // Classe Granedine

String beads on pipe cleaners to practice number concept. // Krazy in Kinder

Make a life size ten frame with black paper plates. // Two Friends in First

Help kids see different combinations that make ten with a rainbow. // A Cupcake for the Teacher

Grab a Ziploc bag and slide some counters inside to make easy number concept bags showing different combinations that make the same number. // Mrs. T’s First Grade Class

Make DIY teen boards to teach kids about teen numbers. // A Handmade Childhood

Turn a pipe cleaner and bead into an easy sliding number line. // Mrs. T’s First Grade Class

Skip Counting

Skip Counting

Introduce Odd Todd and Even Steven to teach kids about odd and even numbers. // The First Grade Parade

Or grab a printable version of the Odd Todd and Even Steven posters. // The STEM Laboratory

Teach kids how to count by tens by making two copies of a hundreds chart – one on white paper and one on colored. Cut the colored paper into strips children can use to highlight one counting by ten column at a time. // Math Coach’s Corner

Use paint chips to help kids practice skip counting. Laminate the cards to use them again and again. // A Kentucky Kindergarten

Make a ten more-ten less number cross to show kids how numbers are connected.

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7 Comments

  1. Cindy

    I love the number formation poems. Could you email them to me? That poem is different than the poem I sing. Thank you.
    Cindy

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    • Kimberleigh

      Hello Cindy,
      Thanks so much for reaching out, I am happy to help and have emailed you.
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh

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      • Toni

        Love your poems. Can you please email them to me. Thanks so much

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        • Ashley

          Hi Toni,
          I’m so glad you like the number formation poems.
          They are a part of our Number Formation Pack, You can purchase that item HERE.
          Thanks so much!
          Warmly,
          Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  2. Terri

    I LOVE the number formation poems can you please email them to me? Thank you very much for sharing your talents:-)

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    • Ashley

      Hi Terri,
      I’m so glad you like the number formation poems.
      They are a part of our Number Formation Pack, You can purcahse that item HERE.
      Thanks so much!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  3. Linda Stenzel

    These pages and ideas are so helpful now as “grandma” is going to be filling for some daycare days. Could I get the poems for the numbers sent to me,?

    Reply

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