Counting Math Games & Activities

Craft Stick Skip Counting Hands on Activities

You can teach kids to skip count with this fun skip counting hands on activities for kindergarten, pre-k, and first grade students. This visual skip counting activity is a concrete way they can understand what skip counting really means. Use this kindergarten math activity to skip count by 2, skip count by 5, and skip count by 10.

You can teach kids to skip count with this fun skip counting hands on activities for kindergarten, pre-k, and first grade students. This visual skip counting activity is a concrete way they can understand what skip counting really means. Use this kindergarten math activity to skip count by 2, skip count by 5, and skip count by 10. 

Skip counting hands on activities

Skip counting is a vital skill that kids need to make addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division easier. We start teaching skip counting to kindergartners, grade 1 and even preschoolers by grouping things to counting by 2s, counting by 5s, and counting by 10s. This hands-on skip counting activity is such a great way to teach skip counting to kids! This Craft Stick Skip Counting Activity helps kids visualize the numbers they are “skipping” when they count by 2s, 5s, or 10s. These craft stick bundles help children the somewhat difficult concept of abstract numbers. Kids will love playing and counting with the bundles once they realize they help speed the counting process.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this way to teach kindergarten math for extra practice, math center in your homeschool, or supplement to your homeschool math curriculum.

skip counting with craft sticks and pipe cleaners for a hands on math activity

Skip counting activity

You just need a few things to make these craft stick counters. These simple tools make the perfect addition to hands-on math time and work well in any math learning center.

You’ll need just a few things to make your craft stick skip counters:

group craft stick by 2s, 5s, or 10s to help kids visualize skip counting

Skip counting activities

Divide your craft sticks into piles of 2, 5, and 10.  If you only want to count to 20 you’ll need 2 bundles of 10, 4 bundles of 5, and 10 bundles of 2.
HINT: You can also lay out 20 individual craft sticks, each labeled with a 1.
counting by 2s math activity for prek, kindergarten, first grade

Hands on skip counting activities

Tie the bundles together using the same color for each type of bundle. Write the number of craft sticks in each bundle with a permanent marker.

counting by 5s, skip counting practice for kids

Popsicle stick math activities

Show kids how to practice skip counting to 20 using the craft stick bundles. Show the kids how to they can count each stick individually, or when counted as a bundle, you get to skip numbers and reach your destination number faster.

counting by 10s is usualy the first skip counting kindergarten age kids learn in math

Kindergarten Math

Let kids explore how each way of counting is the same number of sticks, but getting to there is a little different with each way to skip count.

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FREE Skip Counting Printables

Looking for more fun skip counting activities to make learning to skip count fun? Check out these fun and FREE resources!

skip counting puzzles  I love educational activities that combine two skills in one! Skip Counting Constellations Printable is a free printable kindergarten worksheets help kindergartners practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s as well as learn about 6 common constellations.

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This is such a fun, hands on math game for kindergartners that helps achieve fluency while having FUN!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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