Playful Maths Ideas. 10 simple activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Feb 25, 2014

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Welcome back to TUESDAY TOTS

This week we are showcasing

"10 simple maths activities for kids"

These fun, hands-on activities came from last weeks Tuesday Tots linkup and most are suitable for kids aged between 2-5. For the younger children, focus more on the really open-ended hands-on play ideas like the sensory tubs and baskets and look at things like shapes, colours, basic size differences and counting small collections. As your child gets older, activities that are a little more focused like corresponding amounts to numbers, counting and adding larger numbers and basic measurement are great to build upon the foundations they have already learnt.

1. Pompom number and counting tub from Sow Sprout Play

2. Basket of 3's from Bambini Travel 

3. Cat in the Hat Pompom Transfer from Living Montessori Now

4. Sensory shape tracing  from Golden Reflections Blog

5. Counting and Number recognition with Ice cream from Learn with Play at Home 

6. Plastic Bottle Number Bowling from Learn with Play at Home 

7. Shape and Size Button Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs 

8. Number recognition and counting with ladybirds from Stimulating Learning 

9. Measuring Worms from Little Illuminations 

10. Pompom and Test tube counting activity from Where Imagination Grows 

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You can check out our other Playful Maths Activities here.

BONUS POST! Each week we choose our favourite post from all the posts linked up and feature it over all 3 sites. Check out this week's featured activity from Lalymum by clicking the picture below.

Happy playing,
Debs :)

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my sensory shape tracing activity and for hosting!

  2. Thanks for featuring our counting with tubes and pom poms!! :)

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my 'Number Recognition and Counting with Ladybirds' post.
    Honoured to be in such fabulous company!

    Rachel (",)

  4. We so take for granted that children can learn a language with ease and we completely forgot that the process of moving to a new language can be very disruptive to them.

    knowledge for kids

  5. Awesome ideas! Love the number bowling ;-)


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