Thursday, February 21, 2013

75+ Math Activities from The PLAY Group

We are always looking for ways to play and learn with numbers. Today we are sharing 75 simple early learning math activities with you! Early learning math activities teach skills like number recognition, counting, simple addition & subtraction, sorting, sequencing numbers, and measuring.

These early learning math activity ideas are shared by some phenomenal moms that make up the P.L.A.Y Group {Play & Learning Activities for You!}. The PLAY Group is a group of kid bloggers who have come together to bring you the ULTIMATE resource of kids activities to play and learn! You can find The PLAY Group sharing ideas everyday over on Google + and Pinterest.

The PLAY group is comprised of several fabulous blogs that I am excited to introduce you to today as we explore 75 early learning math activities! Each blog is listed below along with a brief description and several links to awesome posts. Some activities seem obviously focused on math concepts and some have math concepts deeply embedded in them... so your child might not even know he is learning while creating! I hope this post will be a great resource to you as you create and learn with your child!

Here are the blogs that make up The Play Group:

Learn with Play at Home is a blog filled with simple and fun activities to keep your kids entertained and also shares tips on how to promote learning easily at home!

Here are a few early learning math activities from Learn with Play at Home:

Learn Play Imagine shares the adventures of a homeschooling mom as she is raising four boys under five.

Here are a few early learning math activities from Learn Play Imagine:

Housing a Forest is a place to learn, create, and experiment. It is a blog filled with creative adventures.

Here are a few early learning math activities from Housing a Forest:

B-Inspired Mama is a place to connect busy moms with simple ideas for kid-friendly arts and crafts, easy recipes, and preschool learning fun.

Here are a few early learning math activities from B-Inspired Mama:

Rainy Day Mum is a blog for mums that shares playful, creative, exploratory and learning activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Cerys also has a NEW blog called Nature & Play where she shares ways to encourage outdoor play everyday.

Here are a few early learning math activities from Rainy Day Mum & Nature & Play:

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas is a blog that focuses on crafts, learning & family life.

Here are a few early learning math activities from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas:

One Perfect Day is a blog is filled with adventures in learning through play with lots of art, craft, sensory activities and messy play.

Here are a few early learning math activities from One Perfect Day:

Mess for Less is a blog for kids crafts and activities, fun food, parenting tips, and making memories on a budget.

Here are a few early learning math activities from Mess for Less:

Bath Activities for Kids is a very creative and unique children's site packed with fun and educational bath activities for kids.

Here is one early learning math activity from Bath Activities for Kids:

In Lieu of Preschool shares what a former teacher and her two little ones do in lieu of preschool. Genny also has NEW blog called Parent Teach Play which shares kid-related content with parents and teachers!

Here are a few early learning math activities from In Lieu of Preschool:

Growing a Jeweled Rose is a website packed with fun and educational activities for kids!

Although Crystal's activities don't specifically discuss math skills that are taught, many of her science and sensory activities teach kids about counting and measuring without them even knowing that they are learning! Here are a few of our favorite activities from GAJR.

Toddler Approved (that's us!) is a resource for parents and teachers of young children that helps foster a love of learning at an early age. Toddler Approved primarily shares activities for children ages 0-6 but many of our activities can be adapted for older children too!

Hope you find this resource filled with math activities useful as you discover, create, and learn with your kids!

How else do you learn math skills in creative and fun ways with your kids?

For more great PLAY and LEARNING activities, follow Toddler Approved on Pinterest


  1. Woohoo. Can't wait to pin this post away before putting it to good use. Thanks for compiling it!

  2. Great round up of fun math activities! Tweeting and pinning!

  3. Thanks for so many ideas to make Math fun for little ones!

  4. Great way to learn math. Good math article.

  5. Love all the activities! Thanks for putting them all in one place!
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