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100 Number Sense Games and Activities

As you teach number sense, or a child’s ability to count understand the relationship between the numeral and a tangible objects, and write their numbers is is important that children have to keep them engaged and eager to learn. The most fun you can have is with number sense games. These fun number sense activities are great to build number sense as you teach your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.

As you teach number sense, or a child's ability to count understand the relationship between the numeral and a tangible objects, and write their numbers is is important that children have to keep them engaged and eager to learn. The most fun you can have is with number sense games. These fun number sense activities are great to build number sense as you teach your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Number Sense Activities

Sometimes we tend to lean on worksheets and textbooks for teaching numbers because it’s easy and convenient, and of course, it works. However, our kids experience burnout if we don’t vary our methods from time to time. Help kids build number sense with these fun counting math games and hands-on experiences are just as effective as worksheets and textbooks and can provide a fun break from the norm. Sometimes, they make tasks such as learning to count, recognizing and writing numbers, and extensions of those activities easier and faster to learn! You may enjoy doing some of these fun number sense games with your children.

What is Number Sense

Number sense develops when students can connect an abstract numeral to a concrete example. LIke 5 is the same as 5 pencils they can see. Students learn when the numbers get bigger, the pile of pencils gets bigger too. Students learn to count past the teens and understand a hundreds chart that all numbers that end in a zero like 10, 20, 30 are all part of the same column. This helps them to understand how numbers relate to one another.

Number Sense Games

Games are a fun way to practice counting and understand number sense too! These super cute, free printable games to learn number sense are perfect for helping toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students!

Number Writing and Recognition Games

Hundreds Chart and Number Line Games

Counting

Addition and Subtraction

Odd and Even Numbers Practice Games

  • Hop and play outside while learning about odd and even numbers in this outside numbers game.
  • This summer math game works year-round to review odd and even numbers.
  • Children who like playing with toy cars will enjoy this parking space game – use it to practice odd and even numbers as well as other number concepts.

Ordinal Numbers Games

Place Value Games

General Skills Practice

  • On a rainy day when you need something fun to do, pick up these free printable math cootie catchers. They are fun for some spontaneous practice.
  • If you need a visual reference, or some flash cards with which to practice, these number wall cards printable are perfect!
  • Spin and win with these frog math fun worksheets covering 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade skills.
  • Playdough, paints, building blocks, and more can be used with these simple number mats.
  • Learn number words with these donut matching and  tracing numbers words activity

 

Need more Math Games Ideas? Here’s a whole list of fun math games for kids!

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Deana

Deana Hipwell is a homeschool mom of 3 from North Carolina. She's been The Frugal Homeschooling Mom for the past 8 years since quitting her job as a public school teacher to stay at home and teach her own. She is also the founder of the charitable organization, Homeschool Curriculum Free for Shipping which benefits over 13,000 families nationwide.

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