Keep number activities for preschoolers hands-on with this giant number maze!
Grab your masking tape.
This math counting activity can be set up in minutes and played for days.
Preschoolers LOVE mazes, and I am going to show you how to set one up that you can reuse over and over again.
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This number matching activity combines two things preschoolers love.
Mazes and movement.
The idea behind how to play is easy. Your preschooler will match and move the number to the corresponding amount of straws.
There is SO MUCH MORE to this activity.
Left to Right Progression – prepares for reading and writing
Number Recognition – identifying the number by name
Understanding a number name and it’s matching quantity.
Did You Know?
By Kindergarten, children using the Common Core will work to understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Your preschooler is ready for this! Practice it now with this number and counting game.
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Don’t let the zig-zags of the number maze scare you!
I have a trick to making mazes.
The key is to do ONE line at a time. Left to right, drop in your number and straws, then move on to the next line.
When you create ONE zig-zag at a time, you can watch your maze come together more strategically.
If you are looking to add a magnetic board to your home, I have all the details on how-to HERE.
You can also try these magnetic alternatives:
Remember, if you do have a verticle space, they are building those muscles to help improve gross motor skills.
Number Maze Materials:
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*Numbers are not the same as the ones we used but below is something similar.
Once all of the numbers have moved over to the right count the straws.
Continue using this same maze with different magnetic matches!
Upper case to lower case
Matching similar colors
Matching transportation magnets (air transportation, land, and water)
When will you play this number activity with your preschooler?