Preschoolers and kindergartners love to move! Instead of trying to get them to sit still all the time I am a big fan of letting them move and learn.
This week in our Get Ready for K Through PLAY! series I am sharing some fun Kindergarten active math games for kids!
Kindergarten Math Games:
Number Line Run. Help kids recognize numbers and number order with this fun and simple sidewalk chalk game.
Math Hunt. Search around the house for the correct number of objects on the cards.
Sticky Note Math Match. Match sticky post it notes to numbers during this fun move and learn activity.
Life Size Math Board Game. Make a big board game kids can walk on to practice identifying numbers and number order.
Backyard Number Hunt. Hide number sticks in the backyard for the kids to find and order.
Lego Brick Math Games. Kids can practice ordering, sorting, and more with Lego bricks.
Egg Counting Game. Put those plastic eggs to use by setting up a number identification game.
Flight School Number Game. Turn the kids into airplanes as they zoom from one numbered cloud to another.
Sticky Hundreds Chart Activity. A hundred chart can be used for tons of number practice–making it big on contact paper makes it lots of fun.
Number Scavenger Hunt. Send kids on a hunt to match the numbers to their corresponding set.
Number Splash Game. Throw water balloons at sidewalk chalk numbers to practice identification, higher and lower and what comes next when counting.
Sidewalk Chalk Counting Maze. Go outside and practice counting on a big chalk maze.
Fire Hose Practice Game. Let kids use water squirters to “put out” the correct answer to simple addition or subtraction facts.
Indoor Hopscotch. Count as you play hopscotch using this easy to make game.
Frog Jump Measurement Game. Introduce non-standard measurement to kids with this fun jump and measure game.
Turkey Feather Hunt. Go on a hunt to find colored feathers and then use them to create simple math patterns.
Once kids get good at counting and number identification you can begin to add (count on) and subtract (count backward) with them. Start with adding 1 or 2 to a given number and make it hands on and fun.
For even more information and ideas about them math skills kids need for Kindergarten check out what the other Get Ready for K Through PLAY! hosts are sharing!
- Lego Math Games from The Pleasantest Thing
- Math War: 6 Card Games for Kids from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
- Bubbling Addition Kindergarten Math Game by Mess for Less
- Outdoor Math Activities for Kids from Mama Smiles
Next week we’ll all be back sharing activities to develop the fine motor skills needed for Kindergarten!
In the meantime be sure to follow our Get Ready for K Through PLAY! Pinterest Board for a huge collection of Kindergarten readiness activities!