Construction Counting and Cardinality Activities for Preschool

For my boys, Construction theme – one of the most favorite, and your kids will LOVE these fun counting and cardinality activities. This set is filled with fun and practical exercises to help children work on counting and cardinality and fine-motor skills. As a result, children learning through play and enjoying what they do.


Counting and Cardinality Activities

Counting is an important math skill that all children need to learn. It’ s the foundations! Learning how to count gives the child a strong foundation in number sense, helping them grasp what numbers are and what their value is.

This week we are learning and playing with Construction Workers!
It’s a part of our Dramatic play and engaging way to practice math and other skills. 


Number Recognition Construction Activity 

Today, I’m going to discuss a few reasons why practice is essential to mastering children’s skills. Firstly, as you know, the only way to truly learn a skill is by actually doing what you’ll have to do in the real world. When children practice counting, they need to count real objects such as Lego Duplo blocks, little toys, etc.
Secondly, mastering counting using fine-motor skills provides an excellent opportunity for early childhood development. It’s a golden rule for early childhood educators.
Thirdly, and most importantly, children tend to remember up to 90% of the information when they put theory in practice. When the teacher says, 5 more than 3, it could be difficult to understand why for the first time. But, when the teacher shows 3 objects and 5 objects and asking a student to count objects. The student has to decide, which amount of objects is larger, and more likely, that student will not only understand why 5 more than 3, but also will remember and use it in the future.

At our lessons, children practice one-to-one correspondence when counting to 10; We use counting mats with magnetic numbers, or dry-erase marker, or numbers-cards and providing manipulatives (tiny toys) that feature number names and number quantities.

This easy to prep counting mat is great for fine-motor skills as well as counting.

Construction Counting Cards for Preschool

Counting Cards are the great tool for children, especially for Preschool and Pre-k (3-6 years old) to play, to learn, to practice counting and number recognition.

Construction – puzzles (1-10)

Construction – clothespins counting cards (0-10)

With counting cards children are working on:

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

Construction Number Sense Game


Construction Number Sense game.

Recognizing quantities without having to count is a great foundation to building number sense. Subitizing is one of the building blocks of number sense. It means being able to see a quantity of items, and instantly knowing how many.  When students have number sense, they understand how numbers work, the relationships between them, and are able to use the numbers in real-world situations.


Construction Counting Cards with Lego Duplo


Construction theme- Lego Counting Cards (1-10)

Lego counting cards are a great tool to practice counting. This activity teaches to represent the number of objects with the written numeral 1-10 and building small towers, counting each piece.

Construction theme- Counting & Punching Cards (1-10)

Construction theme punching counting cards with clips are perfects for fine-motor skills development and to practice counting. This activity teaches to represent the number of objects with one-to-one correspondence 1-10, counting each piece.

These activities you will find in the “Construction Counting and Cardinality” pack. Grab “Construction Counting & Cardinality” math centers pack in my Teachers pay Teachers store – click here.

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

 Save BIG with the “Construction Counting & Cardinality Bundle #1” with learning and playing activities. These activities are designed for preschool and kindergarten (prep). There are more construction math activities and learning games.

More Math Pre-k and Kindergarten activities with Construction theme:

Construction Number Sequences

Construction Numbers sequence set will be great for your kids or students learning to recognize and order numerals 1-20 with construction workers 👷and cars. 


Construction theme activities: Missing numbers, numbers before and after, cut and paste activities, clothespins activities – different tasks for fun and engaging learning! Click here to find it in my TPT store. 

Construction Compare Numbers

Construction theme comparing numbers math activities are perfect for early learners to introduce comparing amounts and numbers to 10. Click here to find it in my TPT store.


In addition to practice comparing amounts and numbers to 10 with your little students, use a construction theme comparing worksheets.

Construction theme Math Worksheets

We use the Construction theme Activity book for practice counting – it’s a set of math worksheets in black & white. Easy to prepare and fun to use.


Math Standards aligned with 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.

Grab the pack of activities in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, or snag the Big Construction Bundle # 1 to have construction math centers and worksheets. Visit my Library to find out other joyful games and activities for preschool and kindergarten.

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