50+ Fast & Easy Hands-on Math Activities for Kids

Looking for math activities for the kids? Here are 50+ quick and simple math activities perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Easy Peasy Math Activities

Looking for easy counting or early math activities for your toddler or preschooler? Then you’re come to the right place! Scroll down and you will find a collection of the best math activities I’ve done with my daughter when she was 2 and 3 years old and few ones we want to do!

Learning math should be fun and these activities will help foster that in your toddler or preschooler. Before your child starts school they will start to develop their early math skills from the things they see and do everyday.

Early math skills include number sense, learning patterns, measurements and spatial sense among other things. It includes learning about shapes, problem solving as well as learning to count.

Here you will find tons of simple to set up activities to help your toddler or preschooler practice their shapes, number recognition and counting.

This amazing resources is organized into 3 key math and early math skills:

  1. Counting Activities;
  2. Shape Activities; and
  3. Pattern Activities.

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Easy Math Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Counting Ice Cream Sprinkles Activity

Counting Ice Cream Sprinkles is a fun activity that will have your little one practicing their counting and making an ice cream masterpiece.

Counting Raindrops: Easy Post-it Math Activity

Looking for a fun and educational rainy day activity for your child? Check out this raindrop counting activity!

Apple Seed Counting Board

Apple Seed Counting Board is a fun and easy to create hands-on sensory counting activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Spider Counting: DIY Wipeable Math Board for Kids

DIY Spider Counting Board for Kids is a fun way to practice counting, number recognition as well as prewriting skills this Halloween.

Bottle Cap Counting Board

Create a bottle cap counting board for your toddler or preschooler to practice counting. It is a great DIY hands-on counting activity!

The Best Counting Activities For Preschoolers

Learning to count with your preschooler need not to be boring or filled with worksheets! Check out these easy counting activities!

Hot Chocolate Counting Sensory Bag

Hot chocolate sensory bag is a fun and easy way to practice counting this winter! Count the marshmallows into the cups of hot chocolate.

Sensory Rice Caterpillar Counting: Toddler Math

Sensory Rice Caterpillar Counting is a fun early math activity for Spring. This easy and colourful idea is great for preschoolers!

Counting Christmas Presents Toddler Activity

Christmas Present Counting is a fun math activity for toddlers & preschoolers. Be Santa and count out the presents for under the tree!

Heart Counting Bags

Heart Counting Bags is an easy counting activity for toddlers & preschoolers! Create counting bags for a fun math activity for Valentine’s.

Dot Sticker Cupcake Math: Easy Toddler Activity

Dot Sticker Cupcake Math is a fun and easy way to practice counting and number recognition with your toddler and preschooler.

Cupcake Liner Math Activity

Cupcake Liner Math Activity is a fun fine motor counting activity for toddlers and preschooler. Simple math fun for little fingers!

Caterpillar Pom Pom Counting: Easy Toddler Math

Caterpillar Pom Pom Counting is a fun early math activity for Spring! This colourful fine motor counting idea is great for preschoolers.

Dot Sticker Pot of Gold Math

Dot Sticker Pot of Gold Math is a fun and colourful counting idea for St. Patrick’s Day using dot stickers! And a great fine motor activity!

Handprint Counting Mittens: Winter Math

Handprint Counting Mittens is a fun way to practice counting in winter! This fun math activity is a fun way for toddlers and preschoolers.

Shamrock Counting Wands: St. Patrick’s Day Math

Shamrock counting wands is a fun and easy math activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create shamrock wands this St. Patrick’s Day!

Feather Counting Wands: Thanksgiving Math

Feather counting wands is a fun and easy math activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create feather wands for your child this Thanksgiving!

100 Counting Box: An Easy Math Activity for Kids

Looking for a fun counting activity for your preschooler or kindergartner? Check out this easy to set up counting activity using a cardboard box!

Paper Bag Counting

Age: 2.5 years +

You’ll need: Paper Bag, Black sharpie, counters (such as crayons, Pom Poms, squeeze caps, markers etc.)

TIP: place the objects inside the bag and have your toddler pull them out and count them. Then have them put them back in, counting as they go. You can count for them if they aren’t able to.

Flower Counting Sticky Wall

This flower counting sticky wall is so simple to set up and makes a great way to practice number recognition and counting with toddlers!

Age 2.5 years old +

Easter Egg Number Match Puzzle Sensory Bin

Easter Egg Number Match Sensory Bin is a fun number matching activity for preschoolers. It makes a fun activity for kids to practice counting!

Button Counting

Age: 2.5 years old +

Counting Fish Sticky Wall

Age: 2 years old +

Counting Fish Sensory Bin

Age: 2 years old +

Back to the Zoo: Counting Activity

Age: 2 years old +

Mystery Math: A Crayon Resist Activity

Age: 4 years old +

Rubber Duck Math Race

Age: 4 years old +

Rain Drop Counting Sticky Wall

Age: 2.5 years old +

You’ll Need: Contact paper, and colourful foam sheets, black sharpie and masking tape.

Cut out white cloud and rain drops. Write the number on the clouds. Trace the clouds and the raindrops on the sticky wall. Invite your toddler to stick the cloud and the corresponding number of rain drops on the sticky wall counting as they go.

TIP: Count for toddler if they get focused on just sticking the shapes.

Pom Pom Number Sweep

Age: 4 years old +

Tube Counting Math Game

Age: 3 years old +

Dot Sticker Counting UNO Math

Age: 3 years old +

Acorn Counting: A Fall Counting Activity

Age: 2 years old +

Pumpkin Counting: A Halloween Math Activity

Age: 2.5 years old +

Pom Pom Scoop

Age: 2.5 years old +

Number Dig, Wash & Match

Age: 3 years old +

Rainbow Numbers – A missing number activity

Age: 4 years old +

Birthday Math Sensory Bin

Here is a fun happy birthday math sensory bin for toddlers that they will love! It’s an amazing way to practice counting while making colourful birthday cupcakes!

Age: 3 years old +

Math Sensory Bin

Age: 4 years old +

Domino Counting Activity

Age: 4 years old +

Numbers Spray & Water Dump

Age: 3 years old +

Snowman Button Counting Sticky Wall

Age: 3 years old +

Sticker Fish Counting

Age: 2 years old +

Missing Number Window

Age: 3 years old +

Counting Hearts Sticky Wall

Age: 3 years old +

Count & Stick Numbers

Age: 2 years old +

Eye Dropper Dot Counting by Teach Beside Me

Easy Preschool Counting Activity by Planning Playtime

Four Math Games with Magnatiles by Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Fast & Easy Shape Activities

Magnetic Tile Shape Match

Age: 3 years old +

Find the Heart Shape Activity

Age: 2 years old +

Button Sticky Arm Shape Matching

Age: 2 years old +

Magnetic Tile Dinosaurs Puzzles

Age: 3 years old +

Shape Sticky Wall Puzzles

Age: 3 years old +

Fridge Magnet Shape Match

Age: 2 years old +

Giant Shape Painting

Age: 2 years old +

Sticky Tape Shapes Activity

Age: 2 years old +

Shape Matching Sensory Bin

Age: 2 years old +

Shapes Parking Lot Activity

Age: 2 years old +

Turkey Shapes Sticky Wall

Age: 2.5 years old +

Pumpkin Shapes Sticky Wall: Shape Matching Activity

Age: 2.5 years old +

Find the Shapes by Busy Toddler

Fast and Easy Pattern Activities

Squeeze Pouch Lid Patterns

Age: 4 years old +

Fingerprint Patterns

Age: 3 years old +

GOKI Wooden Cub Puzzle: A Pattern Matching Game

Age: 4 years old +

Rainbow Shape Patterns

Age: 2.5 years old +

Tube Pattern Matching

Age: 2.5 years old +

Candy Cane Patterns

Age: 3 years old +

Easter Egg Patterns

Age: 3 years old +

Heart Patterns

Age: 3 years old +

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Author: Mandisa Watts

Hello! I'm Mandisa, I'm the founder of Happy Toddler Playtime and author of Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids, The Big Riddle Book for Kids and Super STEAM Activity Book. I'm also the TV host and producer of Curious Crafting (nominated for Best Live Action Preschool Series in April 2023). I share fun and easy kids crafts, sensory, learning and STEAM activity ideas for busy parents, caregivers and teachers. I also share fun riddles for kids!