Teaching Preschoolers to Count with a Scavenger Hunt

Preschool scavenger hunt | Teaching preschoolers to count | Teaching Numbers

Teaching Preschoolers to Count

Here’s something easy and free to do with your little ones.  I love a good activity that is both fun for kids, and teaches them something at the same time.

 

In an effort to teach my son to count, we started playing this little scavenger hunt game.  All you need is construction paper and a marker.

Simply write the numbers (I did 1-10, but you can do more depending on your child’s level) on small pieces of paper.  Below each number, make the correct number of dots.

Hide the numbers around the house.  Send your preschooler on a scavenger hunt to find them.  Once all of the numbers have been collected, practice counting and putting them in order together.  Use the dots to aid in teaching counting.

Preschool scavenger hunt | Teaching preschoolers to count | Teaching Numbers

Easy as that.  Teaching preschoolers to count has never been easier, or more fun.

Preschool scavenger hunt | Teaching preschoolers to count | Teaching Numbers

21 thoughts on “Teaching Preschoolers to Count with a Scavenger Hunt

    1. We try to make a game out of everything. Who says learning has to be done sitting at a desk with paper and a pencil? πŸ˜‰

  1. That is such a fun idea! My kids would have loved it. I used to do something similar with helping my son read. I’d hide his sight words around the house (taped on walls) and he’d have to find them!

  2. What a clever idea to get them engaged in the counting process! My son “knows” his numbers but it would be fun to watch him do it in this way!!

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