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Counting Activities for Toddlers

Counting for toddlers

1-Popsticks Counting Activity


  • Popsticks
  • Black pen
  • Glitter paint/glitter glue or fingerpaint

Flashback to one of our very first posts!!
Many children struggle with the concept of one-to-one correspondence when counting.These large popsticks with blobs of glitter glue provide a tactile approach to count,order and recognise numbers.


2-Number Match and Counting Wheel


  • Plastic or wooden clothespin
  • Snowflake stickers
  • Construction paper

Diy Number Match & Counting Wheel
Have your child count the snowflakes in each section of the wheel and match the correct number on the peg and place the peg onto that section of the wheel.
Number recognition,counting from 1 to 10.
Bonus:fine motor practice for little fingers:)
I stuck the construction paper onto a piece of cardboard to make the wheel thicker.
If I had wooden pegs,I would have used them instead of these plastic ones,or if I had a different colored peg for each number,it would be much better.But I wanted to make use of what I already had.
The idea is from ”pinterest” and I made this number whell six months ago.



3-Counting with Shamrocks

Homeschool Patrick’s Day math counting activity


  • Construction paper(green)
  • Green dot stickers
  • Scissors

Toddlers Math counting with shamrocks

Today we reviewed the odd numbers between 5 and 15.I cut shamrocks out of construction paper and had my little put stickers on each according to the number written on them.

shamrock counting activity

4-Counting Octopus

What will you need:

  • Yellow-ping-black paper
  • Glue and scissors
  • Stickers

Welcome to counting activity with octopus.Both fine motor and maths activities,we started to make this activity and then we prepared our stickers.Then my daughter started to put on the stickers.

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octopus counting activity

5-Pizza Counting Activity

Homeschool counting activity with using playdough

Counting playdoh pizzas.A really simple and fun activity.

pizza counting activity

6-Counting Clip Cards

Valentine Day theme counting clip cards for homeschool,toddlers

DIY caunting clip cards.
I cut up an empty cereal box,used heart stickers,and offered sparkly clips from the target dollar section to clip onto the right number at the bottom.Thanks for the idea ”Pinterest”.7

valentine day counting activity

7-McDonald’s Fries Counting Activity

Homeschool counting activity with Mcdonald’s boxes

This month is all about food at my daughter’s school.Love this McDonald’s counting fries activity.

math counting activity

8-Snowman Counting Activity

Homeschool snowman counting activity with buttons and different materials


  • Cotton pads
  • Buttons
  • Googly eyes
  • Sticks
  • Foams(triangle)

snowman counting

One of today’s continuous provision activities,making snowman with different materials including an element of number involved.

snowman counting activity

snowman counting activities

9-Feather Counting

I finally remembered I’d tucked these feathers away a few weeks ago.She was thrilled when I pulled them out so she could play with them.We did some color sorting and counting.Next up…painting.There are tons of these in the package.


10-Counting with Pinecones

Homeschool numbers recognition & counting with pinecones activity


  • Pinecones
  • Paper

Counting with pine cones from our nature walk the other day.Then we switched up the numbers and she loved it being tricky.

pinecone counting activity

11-Jumbo Dice Counting Activity

Montessori counting activity with jumbo dice


  • Jumbo dice
  • A little Christmas tree
  • Tree lights

Math fun.
Pracing tree lights on the using a jumbo dice.Idea borrowed from counting coconuts.An amazing site to check out for homeschool activities.

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christmas counting

12-Counting with Beads Math Activity

There are fun creative activities which dear mother Fadime Terkan prepares for her kids at this page. We thank her so much again for her sharing. You can follow her from the instagram page of @etkinlikburada. Have fun!


  • Beads
  • Cardboard
  • Bottle caps
  • Rope

13-Fun Counting Activities with Clothespin  for Toddlers(Dinosaur and Ladybug)

There are fun creative math counting activities which dear mother prepares for her girl at this page. We thank her so much again for her sharing. You can follow her from the instagram page of @oyunevde. Have fun!

14-Fun Pizza Counting Activity

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