This preschool number maze is a blast!
Grab your masking tape. We are about to make a preschool number maze.
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 its matching quantity.
Did You Know?
By Kindergarten, children using the Common Core will 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.
RELATED: Love mazes? Check out this sticker maze.
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.
You can also try these math magnetic alternatives:
- cookie sheet
- garage doors
Remember, if you have a verticle space, they build those muscles to help improve gross motor skills.
If you want to add a magnetic board to your home, I have all the details on how-to HERE.
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
- Dinosaur Magnetic Match-Up
- Matching similar colors
- Matching transportation magnets (air transportation, land, and water)