Math Activities for Preschoolers
We love bringing forth fun and engaging hands-on Math Activities for Preschoolers.
A great way to make learning fun, is to include math games.
If you are ready to make learning not only educational but fun for your preschool-aged child, then you are in the right place.
All throughout this post, I will be touching on the topic of how to go about preschool math activities in a fun way.
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What are some Math Activities for Preschoolers?
Hands-on activities are the way to go when it comes to learning about basic math concepts such as:
These different categories build a strong math foundation for preschool-aged children.
Some of the skills used when incorporating hands-on math games are:
fine motor skills
gross motor skills
strong foundation on core principals
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How do you teach Preschoolers Math?
Young kids learn like sponges.
It is true that worksheets can be a good option.
Hands-on math activities are also a great option.
No judgement on either because both have worked really well for our preschoolers.
In my opinion, we have loved learning about math in our everyday world.
If I see sticks on the ground, I can teach tally marks.
And, if I see rocks on the floor I can count them from 1-10 or 1-20 by lining them up in a row.
I may even be able to count by 5’s, 10’s and so on and so forth.
This right here is what makes learning math fun.
Making learning about math engaging and fun is one of the many benefits of learning math with all of the benefits mentioned above.
Worksheets are also great!
They can allow for pincer grasp skills, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more.
Whichever way you choose will work well.
Personally we prefer both simultaneously as with everything in life, a balance is key.
There is no wrong or right answer to what works for you and your child.
The most important question to ask is what works for my child and how do they enjoy learning.
I hope this helps!
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Easy Math Activities
There are different objects we love using when incorporating playful math activities.
Some of the fun math activities we use to make learning fun are:
an egg carton
sheet of paper
the grocery store
number of petals
These preschool math activity supplies and places are all a great way to start teaching and learning math in a fun hands-on way!
Going to the grocery store is a wonderful tool to make learning fun.
When we go to the grocery store, I point at 2 carrot cans and 1 corn can.
I show my preschooler that 2 and 1 makes 3.
Sometimes, we will add up the 1 dollar candies.
For example: If I buy 3 candies and they each cost me $1 how many dollars would I need to purchase the 3 candies?
The grocery store is a great time for incorporating hands-on learning about mathematical concepts.
Jelly beans, craft sticks and dot stickers are all great manipulatives that can be used in learning to count, add or subtract.
Sticks, stones and pebbles are all natural ways of learning.
These are Montessori and Emiliana Reggio methods of learning in the worlds natural habitat.
These hands on materials are a simple way to make learning fun.
What is one amazing resource you may have used that isn’t on this list?
Share with me your ideas below!
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What are some Fun Math Activities?
In this list, I am so excited to share the variety of Math Activities we have tried and truly loved.
Little learners will enjoy these fun activities that make learning math fun!
Some of these items can be made with homemade items that you may already have at home at no extra cost to you.
I have found this is the best way to bring about a great activity.
Simple Activities – Shape
Easter egg Number Sorting
Shape Popsicle Stick Fun Game
Find the Number of Objects
Playdough Counting Mats
Number of Puzzles
Number of Items
Button Shape Sorting Activity
DIY Shape Sensory Bags
How can I teach my 4 Year Old Math?
There are lots of fun activity ideas and early math activities in this list that are so much fun.
My favorite way to bring forth an easy frugal fun early math skills activity is to make sure it is an easy math activity that incorporates learning in a fun way.
When math problems can be made fun at the preschool level, teaching new ideas and concepts is a breeze.
And easy way to start incorporating and bringing forth new concepts and ideas is to look out in the real world.
There is literally so much all around us while we walk through our daily life.
Counting the clouds, the stop signs or even the rocks on the floor in your front yard.
Sticks and flowers that bloom.
Math is literally all around us.
Our world is filled with different numbers by way of actual items that can be used (kid friendly items, that is) to teach hands-on learning to young preschoolers.
The preschool years are such a fun time.
I absolutely love teaching young children in this age range.
It is such an honor and a blessing to be able to teach my little early learners these concepts and skills in a fun way.
And, my hope is that you enjoy this simple set of hands-on activities with your 3 and 4 year olds.
These are some of the items we absolutely love that incorporate learning about math in a fun way.
There are hands-on activities within these printables and they are great to take on the go!
You can most certainly use these on a flight, on a train, while waiting at a restaurant ..
.. The possibilities are truly endless.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
Share with me any fun new and exciting math ideas and concepts you like to incorporate in your preschool classroom with your preschoolers?
I’d love to learn and maybe we can try it out too. 🙂
I am always looking for new ideas that I can try out with my preschooler!