When my youngest first started counting she was all about counting, just like this…one, two, free, five…! No four. Of course, as an educator I knew this wasn’t anything to worry about, but we did add in some fun counting practice and played a lot of counting games.
Fun Counting Games for Kids
In this collection of counting games you’ll find playful ideas for helping kids:
- Learn to count orally
- Learn to recognize numbers
- Learn to count sets of objects
RELATED ARTICLE: Over in this post about teaching kids to count I’ve included more detailed information about the skills involved in learning to count as well as even more hands-on counting activities.
But first let’s dive into the fun counting games I’ve gathered here in this collection.
This super easy Numbers & Colors Preschool Grid Game is a simple activity you can set up in just minutes!
Use leftover paint chips to practice number recognition with this Paint Chip Number Punch.
If your kids love the story of The Lorax, they will love this fun Truffula Tree Counting activity.
Use leftover flower petals from other activities to do this Counting Flowers with Number Circles activity.
Practice number recognition, fine motor skills, and more with this fun Caterpillar Egg Counting activity.
Get your kids up and moving with this Counting Flowers Scavenger Hunt Freebie
Use these adorable Counting Numbers Apple Math Mats to help your kids practice counting
This Counting Seeds Gardening Sensory Bin would be perfect for a sensory garden theme!
Set up this simple Preschool Counting Rain Sensory Bin for your little ones!
Practice counting sets with this fun Counting Crayons Roll and Color Math Game
Your kids will love digging for worms with this Counting Worms Preschool Math Sensory Bin
Head outdoors to practice counting with this Listen and Spray Counting Game
Take your math outdoors using this fun Chalk Counting Garden
Who doesn’t love edible math activities when you have these Lollipop Math Activities
Use bottle lids and other objects from around your home to create this easy Recycling Bin Counting activity.
This fun Counting Skills Board Game will help your little ones practice count skills.
If your kids loved mouse count, they will love this fun Mouse counting activity to go along with it!
If you’re looking for an easy turkey-themed counting activity to do, you can’t go wrong with this Simple Turkey Counting Activity.
Make math more fun by using these fun Rainforest Tree Frog math games.
Teach your kids to practice counting and sort colorful shapes using this Graphing on the Felt Board Preschool Activity.
This Googly Eyes Counting Activity will be an instant hit with your little ones!
Combine art and math to create this really cool Contact Paper Fall Tree Counting Game.
If your kids loved Yertle the Turtle, they will love this fun Stack the Turtles Game to go with it!
And don’t miss this list of everyday ways to help kids learn to count from Lalymom. Kids can easily learn to count in meaningful and fun ways that don’t take any preparation at all. Lovey learned to count by counting the stairs on the way up and down.
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More Math Games for Preschool and Kindergarten
Use our roll and color math games to practice counting numbers and sets. There are a wide variety of options to choose throughout the year.