Looking for a fun hands-on way to teach your preschoolers to count? Try this printable number scavenger hunt!
Print out this one-page scavenger hunt printable, and send your kids off to find various objects around the house. Can they find all of the items listed?
To prepare for the scavenger hunt, print out one page for each child who will participate. Then, gather pens or crayons for each one.
If you’d like to make these reusable, you can laminate them and use dry erase markers. This way, you can use them over and over again.
Number Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt can be done individually or in groups. Siblings can pair up and compete as teams, if you’d like. Or, they can race against each other.
This scavenger hunt is great for young children. You can save it for a rainy day or a hot summer afternoon since it’s done indoors.
Call out the item and how many your child needs to search for. Then, send them off to find them all.
Once they’ve found the objects listed, have them line the objects up to count again. This will help you see if they’ve got a good grasp on one-to-one correspondence and number order.
BOOKS ABOUT NUMBERS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about numbers. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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• Count the Animals! – There are several types of puzzles in the book; some focus on counting a particular animal, some on a common attribute (i.e. all the animals with tails), while a number of puzzles ask you to count two sets of animals to see which outnumbers the other.
• Count the Dinosaurs – There’s a whopping 17 picture packed puzzles in this book; some focus on counting a particular attribute (i.e. all the dinosaurs with spots), while a number of puzzles ask you to count two sets of different colored dinosaurs to work out which outnumbers the other.
• Counting Animals on the Farm – Welcome to our farm: cats, dogs, cows, rabbits, chickens, pigs, sheep, all of them are looking forward to meeting you!
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