50+ Math Activities for Preschoolers – Engage your preschooler to problem solve with these Brilliant Math Activities and Math Games for Preschoolers.
Do you have a preschooler or teach preschool? Hands on Math Activities for Preschoolers is the key to opening up the door to engaging a preschooler in problem solving, learning more about numbers, counting beyond rote and early stages of engineering.
Whether your activities are done at home or in a classroom your three and four year olds will love these brilliant math activities that use a manipulative and many also have free printable. As a mom finding homemade math games for my preschooler is something that not only I love but she loves. If I can engage her in the math world as much as she loves the language world, I’ll consider it a WIN! Many of these math activities we have done but some are still on my list to incorporate and give it a try!
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Math Skills a Preschooler Should Know
A preschooler can learn so much math through everyday activities and skills. This is good news as these skills are important for being ready for school. But early math doesn’t mean taking out the calculator during playtime. Even before they start school, most children develop an understanding of addition and subtraction through everyday interactions.
Zero to Three has a great read and more depth to the math concepts below but to give you an overview of what a preschooler should know in the end:
- Understanding size, shape, and patterns
- Ability to count verbally (first forward, then backward)
- Recognizing numerals
- Identifying more and less of a quantity
- Understanding one-to-one correspondence (i.e., matching sets, or knowing which group has four and which has five)
Math Activities for Preschoolers
How do you teach math to preschoolers? – Start with the basics! Start by teaching counting. Teaching math begins with a child knowing his/her numbers. Considering having them memorize numbers by repetition or by using a math game by picking a number and counting the objects form 1-10.
Donut Math – Activity for Preschoolers – Sixth Bloom
Spinner Math Activity for Preschoolers – Sixth Bloom
Math STEAM Activities – Paperclip Math – Sixth Bloom
Learn Preschool Addition at Snack time – Artsy Fartsy Mama
Preschool Math with Magnetic Numbers – From Engineer to SAHM
Snowman Counting Puzzles – Frogs and Fairies
Geometric Shapes Train – Mama Smiles
Building Shapes – Mama Smiles
Homemade Math Games
Is math important for preschoolers?
Preschool Counting with Apples – Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
Ladybug Math Gam – Capri Plus 3
6 Easter Egg Preschool Math Games – Sixth Bloom
Build Numbers with Magna Tiles – Adventure in a Box
Math Patterning Game with a blindfold – Adventure in a Box
Jelly Bean Math Challenge – Natural Beach Living
Apple Math Activities – Natural Beach Living
Ladybug Math for Preschoolers – Natural Beach Living
Math Caps – a Math Fact Game – Mosswood Connections
Math Games for Kids – Buggy and Buddy
Fine Motor and Math Game – Buggy and Buddy
Counting Math Game for Kids – Buggy and Buddy
Are you looking for more STEAM Activities for Preschoolers that aren’t all centered around Math? Click on the image below.
Fishing Math Game – Buggy and Buddy
Counting Action Game – Buggy and Buddy
Creating Math Patterns with Golf Tees – Buggy and Buddy
Counting Activity with Fruit Clip Cards – Buggy and Buddy
Easy Peasy Math Activity – Buggy and Buddy
Ice Cream Math Activity – Fun a Day
Math Painted Number Rocks – Fun a Day
Shape Matching – Welcome to Mommyhood
Shark Number Cards – Welcome to Mommyhood
Clothespin Math Activities – Discover Learn Connect
Counting Activities for Preschoolers
Earth Day Math – Fun a Day
Apple tree Fingerprint Counting Activity – Messy Little Monster
Snowman Fingerprint Counting – Messy Little Monster
Learn to Count Ladybug Craft – Messy Little Monster
Magnetic Fishing Counting Game – Messy Little Monster
Play dough Cupcakes Counting – Messy Little Monster
Counting with Chocolate – Messy Little Monster
Play dough Geometry – School Time Snippets
Learn to Count with Pipe Cleaner Numbers – School Time Snippets
Numbers Go Fish Game – School Time Snippets
DIY Geoboards – Mama Papa Bubba
A Simple Addition Game- Mama Papa Bubba
Estimation Jars for Preschoolers – Mama Papa Bubba
Berry Bush Snack Subtraction – Mama Papa Bubba
10 Apples Up on Top Math Game – Mama Papa Bubba
Lego Addition Tray – Mama Papa Bubba
Coin Sorting Tray – Mama Papa Bubba
Nature Math Activities – Mother Natured
Apple Tree Addition Game – Mama Papa Bubba
Play dough Subtraction Smash – Mama Papa Bubba
Do you know what the word/acronym stands for with STEM or STEAM activities for Kids? Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Take a minute to read over the process and importance of teaching a STEAM curriculum…did you know that if your child does the activity wrong, it’s ok!?!? That’s actually when the learn more through the process…you can read more by clicking the picture below.
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.