20+ Counting Games and Activities for Kids

One of my favorite ways to teach counting and one to one correspondence is through play. Here’s over 20 super fun counting games and activities for kids that will inspire all kinds of learning through play!

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Over 20 Counting Games and Activities for Kids


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My preschooler, Theo, has been showing a strong interest in counting lately. He’ll often count his super cool Stackadoos as he’s building structures or his toy cars as he’s driving them around the house!

Because of his new interest in counting, we’ve been reading all kinds of children’s books about counting and numbers. It’s fun to sit together on our cozy couch and count various things in books and talk about numbers together.  Another way  I’ve been building off Theo’s interest in counting is with all kinds of hands-on math games. I’ve compiled a list of all my favorites and hope you find them as inspirational as I have!


20+ Counting Games and Activities for Kids

Math Games for Counting 1. Rainy Day Math Game from My Nearest and Dearest

2. Counting Math Game for Kids from Buggy and Buddy

3. Counting with Ten Apples Up on Top! from Buggy and Buddy

4. One Fish Two Fish Counting Game from Mama Miss

5. Craft Stick Tactile Counting Game from Where Imagination Grows


counting games for kids 6. Penguin Hop Counting Game from Fantastic Fun & Learning

7. Apple Bowling Math Counting Game from Coffee Cups and Crayons

8. Math Games: Counting, Egg Carton from Lessons Learnt Journal

9. Number Bubbles from Mama. Papa. Bubba.

10. Counting with Buttons and Muffin Cups from Mess for Less


counting games and activities for kids 11. Magnetic Ladybug Counting Set from Twodaloo on B-Inspired Mama

12. Caterpillar Counting from I Can Teach My Child

13. Fine Motor and Math Game for The Mixed Up Chameleon from Buggy and Buddy

14. Printable Counting Mat: Fill the Dump Truck from The Measured Mom

15. Preschool Numbers and Colors Grid Game from Little Bins for Little Hands


counting games for kids 16. A Fun Way to Teach Counting from Thrive 360 Living

17. Math Game for Kids: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons from Buggy and Buddy

18. Tea Time Math: Counting and Comparing Activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning

19. Firework Math Activity with Pompoms from Fun-A-Day!


counting games for kids20. Counting with Dice and Blocks from Hands On As We Grow

21. Penguin Small World Play from Thrive 360 Living

22. Math Games: Counting Boxes from Lessons Learnt Journal

23. Train Track Counting Activity from Play Trains!



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  1. Great list of activities! Thanks for including our craft stick counters! 🙂 Pinned!

  2. great resource!


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