Learning Numbers and Counting Fun
Are you looking for ways to make preschool learning numbers and counting fun?
Try some of these preschool math lesson plans and activities:
- 1. For individual quiet play, give each preschool child several little bags, each one marked with a number on it. I like to start at 3 and then increase to 10 (depending on the level of the preschool kids in the class.)
Then give them a bag of cotton balls (ping pong balls, anything small enough to fit) and ask them to fill the bags with the correct number of cotton balls according to the number on the bag.
- 2. Take the class on a type of scavenger hunt through the
Start with trying to find out how many shoes there are in the room.
Then ask how many jackets are there in the room?
How many windows... etc.
Children could be divided into teams and limited to a certain area in the room to make it more manageable.
- 3. Use the game of Simon Says to help with counting.
Simon will give commands to do things a given number of times--such as:-
"Simon Says, Clap your hands 4 times."
This can go on for a long time and the kids love it!
All the things you do throughout the day can be opportunities to
learn numbers! Repetition that is fun is what makes learning fun
for this preschool age.