Are you looking for fun and engaging ways to teach number recognition to your preschoolers? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 30 hands-on number recognition games that will delight your little ones.
From counting games to number-matching activities, these games will make learning numbers a blast for your preschooler.
Hands-On Number Recognition Games Preschoolers Will Love:
Ready to count some fingers? Teach your preschooler to count using their fingers! This interactive game is fun and helps them understand the concept of numbers and counting. Plus, they get to wiggle their fingers around while they learn!
Number Hunt Adventure
Ready, set, hunt! Hide numbers around your home or classroom and have your preschooler find them.
This game is like a treasure hunt, and it will help them recognize numbers and improve their observation skills. Who knows what kind of number treasures they might discover?
Number Line Hopscotch
Time to hop to it! Draw a number line on the ground and have your preschooler jump to the correct number. This game is a great way to teach number sequencing and an excellent way for them to work on their gross motor skills.
Number Matching Madness
Let’s match it up, buddy! Cut out numbers and have your preschooler match them to the corresponding number of wacky objects, like fluffy unicorns or squishy tomatoes.
This game is perfect for improving number recognition skills, and it’s also an excellent way for them to practice counting while laughing at the silly objects they’re matching.
Let’s boogie and connect the dots! Connect the dots to reveal a picture and a number while grooving to funky beats.
This game will help your preschooler practice counting and number recognition while feeling like a disco superstar. Plus, they get to see a fun surprise picture at the end that will make them want to dance like crazy!
Number Bingo Bash
Bingo! Get ready for a number bonanza like no other! Play a classic game of Bingo with numbers.
This fun game will help your preschooler recognize numbers and improve their listening skills while feeling like a Bingo champion. And who knows? Maybe they’ll even yell “Bingo!” like a superstar when they win.
Ten Frame Tornado
Hold on tight! Use a ten-frame to teach your preschooler to count objects thrillingly and excitingly, like riding on a wild ten-frame tornado!
This game is perfect for improving number sense and an excellent way for them to visualize numbers concretely while having an adventure.
Number Puzzle Party
Let’s get this party started and put it in order! Cut out numbers and have your preschooler put them in order while having a fun puzzle party. This game will help your preschooler understand number sequencing while feeling like a party animal.
Plus, they get to practice their fine motor skills as they move the numbers around and party it up like crazy!
Get ready to dominate with Dominoes! Play a game of Dominoes with numbers and feel like a king or queen of Dominoes.
This game is fun to teach number recognition and matching skills while showing off your Domino’s domination skills. Plus, they get to practice strategy as they plan their moves and feel like a genius!
Caterpillar, assemble! Make a caterpillar using numbers and have your preschooler put the segments in order.
This game is a great way to teach number sequencing and a fun craft activity. Plus, they see their cute caterpillar come to life as they put the numbers in order.
Who says learning can’t be fun and active? Have your preschooler jump, skip, or hop to the correct number when you call it out. This game is a great way to get them moving and help them practice number recognition simultaneously.
Have your preschooler toss a ball or beanbag onto a mat with numbers on it. They have to say it out loud, whatever number the ball lands on. This game is a fun way to practice number recognition and hand-eye coordination.
Roll a pair of dice and have your preschooler count the dots on each die. Then, they add the numbers together to get the total. This game is a fun way to practice counting and addition skills.
Set up a race track with numbers along the way. Have your preschooler move a toy car or animal along the path, stopping at each number to say it out loud.
This game is a fun way to practice number recognition. And it’s also a great way to get them moving and practicing their gross motor skills.
Shape Sorting Shenanigans
Let’s get sorted! Use shape sorters to help your preschooler recognize and match shapes. This game is perfect for improving their shape-recognition skills, and it’s also an excellent way for them to practice their fine motor skills while having shape-sorting shenanigans.
Get ready to pattern it up! Create patterns using shapes, colors, or objects, and have your preschooler continue the pattern.
This game will help your preschooler understand and recognize patterns, and it’s also a fun way for them to practice their problem-solving skills while partying it up with some colorful designs.
Shape Bingo Bonanza
It’s time for Bingo with shapes! Play a game of Bingo with different forms. This fun game will help your preschooler recognize shapes and improve their listening skills while having a blast with shape-tastic bingo madness. And who knows? Maybe they’ll even yell “Bingo!” like a shape master when they win.
Building Blocks Bonanza
Let’s build it up! Use building blocks to help your preschooler recognize and match shapes. This game is perfect for improving their shape recognition skills, and it’s also an excellent way for them to practice their fine motor skills while having a building blocks bonanza.
Shape Scavenger Safari
Let’s go on a shape hunt! Hide shapes around your home or classroom and have your preschooler find them like a shape detective on a thrilling scavenger safari.
This game is like a treasure hunt, and it will help them recognize shapes and improve their observation skills. Who knows what kind of shape treasures they might discover along the way?
Shape Puzzle Party
Let’s put it together and have a puzzle party! Cut out shapes and have your preschooler assemble them to form a picture.
This game will help your preschooler understand and recognize shapes, and it’s also an excellent way for them to practice their problem-solving skills while having a fun puzzle party.
Shape Memory Match
Memory game with shapes! Play a memory game with different forms. This fun game will help preschoolers recognize shapes and improve their memory skills. And who knows? Maybe they’ll even yell, “Match!” when they find a pair.
Tic-Tac-Toe with shapes! Play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe with different forms. This fun game will help preschoolers recognize shapes and improve their problem-solving skills. And who knows? Maybe they’ll even yell “Tic-Tac-Toe!” when they win.
Shape Stencil Art
Get creative! Use stencils to create different shapes and have your preschooler color them in. This game will help your preschooler recognize and understand conditions, and it’s also a fun way for them to practice their fine motor skills.
Trace it out with Shape Tracing.
Grab some tracing paper or a lightbox and let your preschooler trace different shapes like a pro. Not only will it help them recognize shapes, but it’s also a super fun way to work on their fine motor skills. 25. Hop, skip, and jump to Shape Hopscotch!
Draw different shapes on the ground and let your little one hop to the correct form. It’s like a game of Twister but for bodies! They’ll learn shape recognition and improve their gross motor skills simultaneously.
Hop and seek with Shape Hop and Seek.
Draw different shapes on the ground or use shape cutouts to hide around your home or classroom. Then, have your preschooler hop to the correct form and find the hidden shape. It’s like a shape treasure hunt! They’ll learn shape recognition, gross motor, and problem-solving skills in one game.
Play a game of Shape Dominoes.
Create a set of dominoes using different shapes and have your preschooler match them up to play the game. It’s like regular dominoes but with a twist of shape recognition. They’ll have fun and improve their problem-solving skills all at once.
I spy with my little eye… shapes.
Play a game of Shape I-Spy and have your preschooler find different shapes around your home or classroom. It’s a fun and interactive way to teach shape recognition and improve their observation skills. Get ready to spy on some shapes!
Shape Memory Tray
Memory game with a twist! Fill a tray with different shapes of objects and let your preschooler study them for a minute.
Then cover the tray and have them identify the missing body. This game will help your preschooler recognize shapes and improve their memory skills.
Ready, set, go! Draw different shapes on the ground and have your preschooler race to the correct form. This game is a great way to teach shape recognition, and it’s also an excellent way for them to work on their gross motor skills and compete with their friends or siblings.
Number Beanbag Toss
Ready, set, toss! Grab a beanbag and a set of numbers, and have your preschooler toss the beanbag onto a digit. Once the beanbag lands on a number, they can say the number out loud.
This fun and interactive game is perfect for improving number recognition and counting skills. Plus, it’s a great way to get them up and moving while learning. Who knew math could be so much fun?
Ways that playing number games can benefit your child:
Improves number recognition skills:
Playing number games is a fantastic way to help your child become more familiar with numbers. By engaging with numbers fun and interactively, they’ll soon be able to recognize and identify numbers more easily.
Develops counting skills:
Counting is a fundamental math skill your child will use throughout their life. Playing number games gives them plenty of opportunities to practice counting, which will help them build their skills and confidence.
Enhances observation skills:
Many number games require your child to pay close attention to details, such as the number of objects on a card or the sequence of numbers in a pattern. Your child will become more observant and attentive by practicing observation skills through games.
Improves gross motor skills:
Some number games involve physical activity, such as jumping or running. These games can help your child develop gross motor skills, which are essential for everyday activities like walking and playing sports.
Improves hand-eye coordination:
Many number games involve manipulating objects or using tools like pencils or dice. By practicing these activities, your child will improve their hand-eye coordination, which can help them in various other activities.
Enhances memory skills:
Memory games are a great way to improve your child’s memory skills. By challenging their memory with fun and interactive games, your child will be better able to remember important information in the future.
Learning number recognition can be a fun and engaging experience for preschoolers when approached with hands-on games and activities.
With these 30 games, your little ones will have a blast while improving their number recognition, counting, observation skills, and gross and fine motor skills. Incorporate these games into your lesson plans, and watch your preschoolers thrive as they learn and grow!
I’m a former teacher with a background in child development and a passion for creating engaging and educational activities for children. I strongly understand child development and know how to create activities to help children learn and grow. Spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and volunteering in my community.