These easy math activities for preschoolers are simple to set up but super engaging for the children. These math activities for preschoolers are just right for kids at home or in the classroom.
Related: Activities for Preschoolers at Home
Just to clarify, when I say EASY math, I don’t mean the children won’t be learning. I mean that they’re easy to pull together and they don’t require too many materials.
Easy Math Activities for Preschoolers
You’ll be able to use these math ideas whether you’re a preschool teacher in the classroom or a parent working with kids at home.
Bonus: many of these math ideas can be done with a variety of materials. So if you don’t have each specific item, don’t stress about it. Use what you have on-hand.
Easy Math for Preschoolers
These math activities are ones using simple items you already have around the house, in your craft stash, or in the classroom.
Shapes and Colors
Mosaic Math Art – Cut and glue paper squares to make your own patterns.
Homemade Geoboard – Make a simple geoboard for the kids to use when exploring shapes.
Simple Preschool Shape Activities – Go on a shape hunt and take (or draw) along the way.
Graphing and Patterns
Symmetry Snowflake Craft – Use paper and sticks to explore symmetry.
Apple Math Fun – Stamp with apples and then graph the favorites.
Bar Graphs for Preschoolers – Create simple bar graphs using paper, shower curtains, etc.
Graph with Duplos – Use Duplos (or regular-sized Lego bricks) to create simple graphs.
Easy Math Activities for Preschoolers that Involve Numbers and Counting
Simple Outdoor Number Activities – Use chalk, rocks, pine cones, etc. to work on early number and counting skills.
Spring Math Game for Kids – Grab some play dough, dice, and some fake flowers for a fun dice game. Use craft sticks in place of flowers if you need to.
Summer Math for a Preschool Ice Cream Theme – Add scoops of “ice cream” to numbered cones.
Fine Motor Number Activity – Stack small items based on the number.
Pumpkin STEM Challenge – Use candy (it doesn’t have to just be pumpkins!) and play dough to create structures based around a number.
Broken Heart Numbers – Put the hearts together by matching the numerals with the quantities.
Firework Math Activity – Use pompoms as “fireworks” to sort, count, and graph.
Counting Snowballs Preschool Winter Math – Move the correct quantity of “snowballs” to each number.
Printable Math for Kids
These easy math activities for preschoolers are definitely simple to get ready. Print, simple prep, and go! You can use whatever you’ve got on-hand as needed.
Math Emergent Readers
Counting Flowers Printable Book – Print, staple, and go! Literacy and math in one easy to make emergent reader.
Apple Counting Book – Grab the crayons or markers. Then get reading and counting.
Spider Counting Book – Use fingerprints to make the correct number of spiders on each page.
Easy Math Activities for Preschoolers Using Dice
Make Way for Ducklings Preschool Number Game – Play a number game based on a favorite book.
Printable Snowman Number Game for Kids – This snowman dice game is a blast, and you can use anything to mark the numbers.
Muddy Pig Game for a Farm Theme – Add “mud” to the printable pig using fine motor skills.
Apple Math Game – Roll the die and add “apples” to the printable apple tree game board.
Printable Valentine Games for Kids – Roll the die and cover the number on these heart-themed dice games.
Number Cards, Mats, & Ten Frames
Slime Monster Counting Activity – Printable monster number cards you can use with googly eyes, slime, or whatever you have available.
Printable Number Cards for Valentine’s Day – Use the number cards to tell you how many hearts to add to the candy jar.
Snack Math for Preschoolers – Pair these simple number printables with snack.
Printable Fall Calendar Number Cards – Use the printable fall numbers to make calendars or work on a variety of early math skills.
Robot Sensory Writing Tray – Printable robot numbers to use with a sensory writing tray.
One-to-One Correspondence Activity with Blocks – We used small blocks to work on counting and one-to-one correspondence. But you can use any available items.
Apple Printable Number Activity – Practice fine motor skills by matching tiny “apples” to the printable number cards.
Lion Printable Ten Frames – Use these ten frames with any loose parts you have available (mini erasers, coins, Lego bricks, rocks, etc.).
Gingerbread Man Printable Ten Frames – Place the correct number of gumdrops on the gingerbread 10 frames.
Easy Math Activities for Preschoolers Learning about Colors, Shapes, and Patterns
Printable Bunny Shape Mats – Explore shapes with play dough, loose parts, or dry erase markers.
Pumpkin Sorting Activity – Sort the colorful “pumpkins” (or whatever you have on-hand) to the appropriate color card.
Printable Bear Math – Use colorful bears (or play dough) to make patterns.
Preschool Math Books
I can’t resist adding some book suggestions to this list of easy math activities for preschoolers.
Reading a book and talking about early math concepts is definitely a low-prep way to teach a little math.