# Number Match Counting Activity

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Counting and one-to-one correspondence are the foundations for early math skills. Incorporating fun counting activities for practicing number skills in class will help your students have a strong start for their future in mathematics. I’m excited to share with you today a FREE printable that can be used in a variety of ways. This Number Match Counting Activity will be a hit in your classroom!

*Pair with our Counting Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!

# Number Match Counting Activity

This counting activity is perfect for small groups or math centers in a Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom. It can also be used in your homeschool, traditional classroom, or it can be sent home as homework.

Below you will find 3 fun ways that you can play this counting game with your students.

Just print the download (below), cut, laminate for durability and you’re ready to get started! It’s that easy!

## Counting Match Game

Students can play this game alone or with a partner.

I like to place the cards in either a small grab bag or basket for the students to draw out of.

The students will scatter the number cards on the table or floor. Place the button cards inside of the grab bag.

Players can then pull a button card out of the grab bag, count the buttons, and find its matching number card.

This counting activity continues until all numbers have been matched with their proper button card.

## Memory Number Counting Activity

This method of using the number match counting activity is my favorite! It can be played independently or with multiple players.

Students will scatter the number cards and button cards face down on the table or floor.

Players take turns flipping over two cards. The goal is to find a number or button card that matches the first one they flipped.

The memory game continues until all cards have been matched.

## Hide and Find Matching Game

The 3rd option for using this counting activity gets the children up and moving. The students can work in pairs or threes when playing this game.

Player #1 gives the button cards to player #2 and #3.

Players #2 and #3 sit with their back to the classroom or facing a wall so that he/she can’t see what player #1 is doing.

Player #1 takes the stack of number cards and hides them around the classroom.

When player #1 is finished hiding all the number cards around the classroom then Players #2 and #3 are tasked with the job of finding all the number cards and properly matching them with the button cards.

The game continues until all number cards have been found and matched.