Back to School theme math activities for little learners

If you are looking for Back to School theme math activities for your little learners, you are going to LOVE these cute counting activities. This set is filled with fun practical activities to help children work on counting and cardinality as well as basic number recognition and other skills.  


Back to School Counting Activities

At the beginning of the school year, I use with my children Back to School counting activities. We use these activities to refresh children’s knowledge and practice math quantities, numbers, counting one by one, and fine motor skills.

The School theme is pretty universal. It creates an opportunity to use these activities all over the year, not only in September.

Back to School Subitizing Game


Subitizing, counting and sorting Back to School game.

Subitizing – it is Recognizing quantities without having to count and is an excellent foundation to building number sense.     

Back to School Counting Cards


Back to school – puzzles (1-10)

Back to School – clothespins cards (0-10)

We are using Counting cards to:

  • Count to tell the number of objects;
  • Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities;
  • Сonnect counting to cardinality.

Back to School Punch cards to counting to 10.

Provide manipulatives (pins, paperclips)  that feature number names and number quantities. We use counting punch cards with children practice one-to-one correspondence when counting to 10;

This easy prep counting mat is excellent for fine motor skills as well as counting.

Back to School Counting with Lego Duplo


Back to School – Lego Counting Cards (1-10)

My kids love Lego cards. We use them to represent a number of objects with the written numeral 1-10 and building small towers, counting each piece.

To grab “Back to School Counting & Cardinality” pack in my Teachers pay Teachers store – click the link.

Visit my Library to find out other joyful and play-based activities for preschool and kindergarten.

“Back to School Counting and Cardinality” pack is a part of huge “Counting & Cardinality Bundle” with learning and playing activities for preschool and kindergarten.

More Math Pre-k and Kindergarten Back to School activities:

Back to School Counting Worksheets

To practice Counting with your kids, check out these hands-on back to school learning activities and worksheets. 

Back to School Compare Numbers

With Back to School theme comparing activities the students will count the numbers of objects from 1 to 10 and match with written numerals.

Back to School Number Sequences

Numbers sequence set Back to School theme will be great for your kids or students learning to recognize and order numerals 1-20. Missing numbers, numbers before and after, cut and paste activities, clothespins activities – different tasks for fun and engaging learning!  

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Math Standards I use in my Games

Math Foundational Skills for Preschool and Kindergarten:

Count to tell the number of objects.

K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

a. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

b. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

K.CC.5. Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 10 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.