ABC and 123: Counting Activities

Monday, January 25, 2010

Counting Activities

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Thank you to The Adventures of Bear for submitting this engaging counting game.
The Cheerios Game

Learning Objective: to provide practice counting in a fun, engaging way.

This Counting Garden, created by Erin and featured on Quirky Momma, engages counting skills, listening skills, and patience.

This was a great activity for number sense. Anne from Teaching Two used hundreds charts to create puzzles for her children.  This activity proved to be very beneficial for the students in my (List Maker Katie) second grade classroom.  Sometimes we would also white out several numbers for the students to fill in.

Our Nifty Notebook featured a counting lesson using dice.

Here are a few games from the Harris family played with number boards to practice numbers and counting.

Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn explains how she taught the concept of zero.

Ten Kids and a Dog put together a cute counting and number recognition activity using trains.

The Fifth Street Academy sent us a link to a post filled with tips, toys, and tricks to make teaching counting less scary.

For the future, we are collecting submissions on activities to creatively teach the count by 2's, 5's, and 10's!


  1. Great ideas!!

    Looks like I missed the boat (again!), but I have LOTS of counting activities on my blog, too. :)

  2. I'll have to check out that hundreds chart.

  3. I have a simple but fun math snack activity. Check it out.

  4. We used to do the hundreds chart puzzle back when I was teaching.