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.
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
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
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.