Birds Nest Preschool Math

Do not miss this adorable birds nest preschool math activity that encourages kids to practice counting to 20.

If you are on the hunt for a brand new math activity to do with your preschoolers, you’ve come to the right place.

Your preschoolers will have the best time choosing a bird’s nest, identifying the number on the bird, and counting out the appropriate number of eggs.

This free preschool printable is a great hands-on way to practice early math skills with your little ones this spring.

Birds Nest Preschool Math

This bird themed math pack is great for building early math skills while also providing preschoolers a change to practice their scissor skills.

Preparing the Acitivity

To prepare this activity, you’ll want to print it out on cardstock and laminate for durability.

Cut apart the birds nest counting mats and the counting eggs.

If you’re doing this activity around Easter, you could use egg-shaped chocolate candies or speckled jelly beans instead of the paper eggs.

Completing the Activity

Present your child with the birds’ nests. You can focus on a small portion of the nests with younger preschoolers or present them all to older ones.

Have your child identify the number on the bluebird. Then, have him place the same number of eggs (or candies) in the nest.

Encourage them to count aloud as they do to be sure they aren’t skipping any numbers.


Your could print multiple pages of eggs, and turn this activity into a counting book.

Have students glue the appropriate number of eggs inside each birds nest. Then, bind the pages into a counting book your child can carry around and share with loved ones.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of bird books for preschool. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Hello, World! BirdsNational Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Birds (Look & Learn)Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird's Amazing Journey


Hello, World! Birds  This book teaches toddlers and preschoolers all about our feathered friends—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. 

National Geographic Kids: Birds – In this engaging board book, young readers will meet birds of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Look and Learn books introduce the subject on one spread and then show it in real-life context on the next, using simple, age-appropriate language paired with colorful photos.

Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey – This inspiring migratory and life cycle story celebrates the important and impressive feat of a small but mighty creature.


The perfect addition to our Spring time Learning Table, these Counting Eggs add a pop of color as well as a little something to find, count, sort, and explore imaginative thinking with. 

These beautiful made wooden Birds Memory Game for children to learn about the world around them and make connections with the things they see in their daily life. And chances are, they’ve seen a bird flying overhead! A bird theme is also great as it encourages you to step outside and right into nature.

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