Best math activities for preschool kids to understand the basic

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Math activities for preschool kids


Understanding basics of math and to develop interest


After 3.5 years

Materials needed

Bottle caps, magnetic numbers, markers, white board, math cubes, paper, pen ,store bought toys

Math is everywhere; it fills the world in something or the other way. How much?, is one of the basic questions we ask in our day to day life. We need to understand the basics of math to get involved and love it later in our life. Instead of looking at it as a subject, we need to look at it as a life skill. As a parent, it is our responsibility to build a concrete basis to our children in math. There is no specific step by step procedure, but it is good to follow the list for better understanding.

Number recognition:

Understanding and recognizing numbers. Instead of reciting ( Just not only by mouth), always introduce the numbers and talk about it. It is a better way for the child to recognize and spell the number correctly.

More on this topic is in my YouTube video . Checkout the same here.


Here comes the question How much?. To understand and answer this question, we need to learn to count. Checkout one of our simple counting activity for counting. This activity covers the concepts of  counting, number correspondence, visual discrimination, and fine motor skills.

The activity is done with math cubes. 


Counting for preschool kids
  • Here I have mentioned various number of dots in different colors and provided the math cubes.
  • She has to count the dots, understand the number in mind, then count the math cubes, and arrange them as per the counting.

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  • Often doing these kinds of activities help them to refresh their memory and the basic math concept. There is no harm in redoing such activities, even if the child is well versed in these of activities before. These regular practices help them sharpen memory, love the concept, and increase the solving speed.
More on this topic is in my YouTube video . Checkout the same here.

Counting with locks

  • I got this from a local shop where the child has to count the number of images and select the correct number corresponding to it. Then the lock will release if both matches. My daughter enjoyed this activity very much.
  • This activity helps to develop basic math skill and fine motor skill too
Counting for preschool kids

Missing numbers:

 The understanding number sequence is more critical. It is the basics for many other concepts such as before and after numbers, Skip counting, Big and small numbers, etc. So, we did a small activity for a better understanding of the number sequence. First, we did it until 10.


Missing number with magnetic numbers

I wrote a few numbers by keeping some as blank. She has to fill them using the magnetic numbers.

Math activities for preschool kids
Math activities for preschool kids

Missing number with bottle caps

Then we moved to 1 to 20. I have written a few numbers on board and the missing numbers on the bottle cap.

Math activities for preschool kids

Write the missing number

  • After completing this, she wants to write the missing numbers rather than any other props. So here it is.
  • Kids always surprise us!!!!!!
Math activities for preschool kids
Math activities for preschool kids

Number Sequence

We did another sticker activity to get a strong foundation on the number sequence. Here it is, I wrote all the numbers in dot stickers, she has to peel and paste them in order (in series).

Math activities for preschool kids

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        Always start math or any learning with many hands-on materials. Since math is basic for life, it must be exciting and fun for everyone rather than aversion.Play based learning always create interest in kids and it is great especially when it comes to math. 

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