Number Activities to Reinforce Counting, Patterns, Addition and Subtraction With Free Printables

Description

Number Activities to help reinforce counting, addition, patterning and more. These activities are great for Kindergarten aged children who are familiar with working with small pieces while monitored. Hands on Number Activities to reinforce basic concepts. Be sure to download our free printables!

Reinforcing addition using Lego

Materials

  • Card Stock (preferable) or Construction paper
  • Free Printable Counting Sheet
  • Free Printable Addition Sheet Sheet

  • Free Printable Subtraction Sheet Sheet

  • Lego Pieces, markers, buttons or other small counting items

  • Lamination or Contact Paper to use multiple times.

  • Container for marker pieces

  • Flat surface to work on

Counting

  • Print Teaching Tiny Tots's Counting Sheet

  • Have the child identify the number on the sheet, and show how many by lining up pieces. Start from 1 when you first begin.

  • To make it easier, line up the same color for each number.

  • When they master this, call a random number on the sheet for them to line up pieces.

Counting using Lego

Addition

  • Print Teaching Tiny Tots's Addition Sheet

  • Give the child a small number to line up the correct amount of legos. Direct them where to place it.

  • Count how many in all and have the child build that many and place it on the answer.

  • This sheet is designed for the addition of numbers 1,2 and 3 to help visual learners process the concept of addition.

  • Once they understand the concept, they can do the addition just with the pieces or see our activity below using flash cards.

Lego Addition Free Printable

Subtraction

This activity would be for children who already are familiar with addition.

  • Print Teaching Tiny Tots Subtraction Sheet

  • Give the child a number to line up the correct amount of legos. Direct them where to place it.

  • Count how many left and have the child build that many and place it on the answer.

  • This sheet is designed for the subtraction of small numbers to help visual learners process the concept of subtraction.

  • Once they understand the concept, they can do the subtraction activity without the sheet, and just with the legos or see our activity below using flash cards. At this point you might have them connect the legos together, then separate the amount taken away. Then count the remainder.

Free Printable Subtraction with Legos

Flashcards for Larger Sums and Dividends

  • Once the basic concept of addition and subtraction are mastered, you can switch to flash cards to make the larger sums and dividends.

  • Count how many in all and have the child build that many and place it on the answer.

  • This sheet is designed for the addition of numbers 1,2 and 3 to help visual learners process the concept of addition.

  • Once they understand the concept, they can do the addition just with the markers.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Laminate card stock or construction paper prior to cutting for a longer lasting use. You can use clear contact paper if you are doing this at home. This can be used for other number activities too.
  • The sheets are designed for use with small numbers (1-4) to help reinforce number concepts. Once this is mastered you can use flash cards or use a small white erase board and write a problem for them to figure out.
  • We found cardstock at Walmart in a pack.
  • The legos are from the Lego Store where you can buy a cup of individual pieces not from a set. They also sell them on Amazon. Teddy Bear counters or colored disks also work well.

Educational Notes

Counting activities are very important because it helps to develop the following three aspects.
  • Counting in a sequence out loud: 1,2,3, etc.
  • Understanding how much is 3 and by being able to show or give three items.
  • Recognizing and Identifying Numbers.

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