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7 Fun And Engaging Counting Activities For Toddlers

Counting is a life long skill. Learning early will help prepare toddlers for all those later math lessons. Numbers are everywhere. Begin to notice them and point them out to your toddler. Make it a fun game.

Fun and Engaging Counting Activities

1.Counting Crocodiles, I Heart Crafty Things

Yep, you read that right…crocodiles. I had quite the fascination with them when I was a preschooler.

“Counting Crocodiles” is a fun book by Judy Sierra. The blogger and mom behind I heart Crafty Things used it as inspiration for this fun counting activity.

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2.Count and Smash Play Dough, Stir The Wonder

Great for those kinesthetic learners as this is a very hands-on activity. What child doesn’t love to smash play dough! A smooth play table and a few tools and you are ready to go.

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3.Race To Lose A Tooth Counting Game, Toddler Approved

This game is toddler approved using marshmallows to represent teeth. Your child will learn to count and have better oral health at the same time!

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4.Cheerio Counting, Teaching Tiny Tots

Have some cheerios around the house? Grab a snack and start this counting activity. Teaching Tiny Tots has a free Cheerio printable chart that you can use, so be sure to visit the post. Dont’t have Cheerios? Fish crackers also work great!

Counting Activities

5.Counting Ducks, It’s A Long Story

Yellow ducks are a charming part of childhood. They’re cute, bright, and look cuddly. It’s A Long Story is bringing that charm to counting. It takes a little prep work to prepare the ducks, but once finished they can be used again and again.


6.If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Counting, Still Playing School

This book is a classic toddler favorite. Still Playing School came up with a fun math activity to go along with it. Toddlers can use dot markers to make the correct number of chocolate chips.

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7.Cupcake Molds and Pom Poms, Laughing Kids Learn

This is a simple activity that will help your toddler develop his counting skills but also motor skills as he learns to grasp the tongs. Colorful pom poms make the activity more fun.


Happy Counting! 


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Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at
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