Preschool Math Activities

There are an unlimited amount of preschool math activities you can add to your preschool lessons all year long.

When planning your preschool math lessons for the year, be sure to include a variety of printables, hands-on activities, and math books to your resource list.

Whether you’re teaching shapes, colors, or numbers, you’ll find a wide variety of ideas on this page.

On this blog, I share a wide variety of math ideas that include worksheets, book lists, and hands-on activities.

If you’re looking for additional math ideas, be sure to check out these posts.

  • Hands-on preschool math – On this page, you’ll find links to all of the hands-on math activities I’ve shared on the blog. Click the links that interest you to learn more.
  • Preschool math worksheets – On this page, you’ll find links to more than 20 math printables that I’ve created for you. Click the links that interest you to learn more and download the printables you want.

Preschool Math Activities

Do your preschoolers love zoo animals? If they do, you will love these zoo animal preschool math activities that teach numbers and counting.

Are you looking for hands-on ways to teach preschool math? Discover seven hands-on ideas for teaching math with marshmallows!

Preschoolers adore baking, cooking, and mixing up a batch of cookies to eat. I know my own kids never get enough of the kitchen, which makes kitchen math perfect for this age group!

Little ones need many chances to explore math concepts and skills. These back to school preschool math centers are a great place to start!

Preschoolers love playing board games. Sneak in some learning with one of these preschool math games for kids 3+.

For your preschool strawberry theme create a strawberry math sensory bin. Work on number recognition, counting, and one-to-one correspondence.

Do your kids love dominos? This age old toy has been enjoyed by generations for competitive games of play, but the truth is you can also use dominos to teach kids math as well!


Fill your book basket with a great collection of counting books. 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.

Ten Black DotsCount the Animals!: A Fun Picture Puzzle Book for 2-5 Year OldsCurious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100


Ten Black Dots – One dot can make a sun, two dots can make the eyes of a fox, and three dots can make a snowman’s face. And that’s just the beginning in this unique counting book!

Count the AnimalsThere are several types of puzzles in the book; some focus on counting a particular animal, some on a common attribute (i.e. all the animals with tails), while a number of puzzles ask you to count two sets of animals to see which outnumbers the other.

Curious George Counts From 1 to 100 – Curious George is a good little monkey, and always very curious. Now George is curious about numbers. Counting from 1 to 10 is easy, but can he count all the way to 100? George has picked the perfect day to try. It’s his town’s 100th birthday today and everyone is coming out to celebrate!

Math Resources

This wooden number tracing board is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Trace with your finger, fill with sensory items, practice counting or simply play… there are so many ways to encourage number recognition with this number board!

Wooden number coins are an ideal open-ended toy for toddlers & preschoolers. Encourage your child to learn numbers and counting through play-based learning. Each set contains 21 coins – one for each number from 0-20. 

That’s it for now! Be sure to check back regularly as this post will be updated often to reflect my preschool math activities.

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