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 matsÂ and trace the numbers with rolled dough.Â  Fun number games get even better with playdough!

Number Concept: What Numbers Really Mean

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 theÂ 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 showingÂ different combinations thatÂ make the same number. // Mrs. T’s First Grade Class

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

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

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 stripsÂ 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 aÂ ten more-ten less number cross to show kids how numbers are connected.

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1. Kimberleigh says:

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

1. Toni says:

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

1. Ashley says:

Hi Toni,
Iâ€™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,

2. Mary says:

Can I please get the number poems as well! Those are awesome!!

1. Sarah Biggs says:

Hi Mary,
The number formation poems are part of our Number Formation Pack. You can find it HERE at our store!
Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

2. Terri says:

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

1. Ashley says:

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,