Subitizing Activities and Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten

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Subitizing is the ability to identify a small set of numbers quickly without actually counting. This skill is necessary for early math skills and continues to be an important skill throughout life! We can begin to teach subitizing as soon as children have a solid foundation of counting and one-to-one correspondence. These Subitizing Activities and Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten will make it so much fun for your students to practice subitizing independently, in your math centers, or in small groups!

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Subitizing Activities and Centers

This pack is filled with activities that are ready to be used any time of the year. That’s right – since they don’t follow a specific theme or season, you can pull them out anytime you want!

Plus, with many of the activities containing options for both Pre-K and Kindergarten, it makes it perfect to find just what you need for your early learners.

Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite subitizing math activities!

Subitize Roll & Cover

This Subitize Roll and Cover activity is best to use in pairs or small groups. Children can turn it into a game! There are 4 cards included, 2 for numbers 1-6 and 2 for numbers 7-12.

Player #1 rolls a die and covers the number that it matches. Player #2 then takes their turn doing the same. The first player to get 4 in a row wins OR you can play Blackout where the entire card has to be covered in order to win.

You can use the printable die or print the included pocket die inserts to use with pocket dice!

Stack It!

This Stack It! activity includes 7 pages of subitizing sheets. You can place this in your math center or use it in small groups.

Students will use unifix cubes or linking cubes to stack a tower that matches the totals.

Subitizing Coconuts

We like to use this Subitizing Coconuts activity as a grab-and-color math center! Simply include a basket or grab bag with crayons for an easy-prep subitizing activity.

This printable includes 2 subitizing pages for numbers 1-10 and 11-20.

This Mouse and Cookie Subitizing Match Game can be used in a number of ways! We like to use it as a traditional memory matching game where children turn all of the cards over and scatter them around. Students take turns flipping the cards over to find their mouse and cookie card matches.

We also like to use these matching cards for a game of Pull and Match. In pairs, children split the mouse cards in half and each gets their own stack of 10 cards. They then place all the cookie cards in a basket and take turns pulling one at a time to find the subitizing cookie card that matches one of their mouse number cards!

There are 20 mouse cards for numbers 1-20 and 20 subitizing cookie cards.

Subitizing BINGO

Everybody loves a game of BINGO! These Subitizing Bingo cards are perfect for a whole class activity, small groups, or even centers for a pair of students.

This set comes with 12 BINGO cards that have numbers 1-12 represented.

Use fun manipulatives as the placeholders or a sweet treat to make it extra fun. Winners get to eat their treats!

Subitizing Clip Cards

Build fine motor and subitizing skills at the same time with these Subitizing Clip Cards!

There are 3 sets of clip cards that showcase subitizing – counting fingers, ten/twenty frames, and dice.

This easy-prep math center can be ready in an instant. Simply print, laminate, and grab some clothespins for some subitizing fun!

Subitizing Dominoes and Puzzles

I like to use these Subitizing Dominoes and Puzzles not only for math center activities but also for morning work and early finishers, too!

Both activities are super easy to prep! Simply laminate and cut apart the pieces.

The subitizing dominoes are played by beginning at the star that says “Start.” Students will match up numbers and pictures by placing the number underneath its matching amount. This will create a long train of subitized numbers!

The subitizing puzzles are a simple puzzle matching activity. You can make the puzzles self-correcting for beginners by writing the number on the back of the puzzle pieces.

Teacher Tip: You’ll be able to use these activities more than once if you take the extra step to laminate them first!

Subitizing Fluency Cards

We love having these Subitizing Fluency Cards on hand for small groups, Circle Time, number talks, or anytime!

You can cut, laminate, and hole punch them to place on a large ring for easy use.

This set comes with numbers 1-20 represented in 4 different ways!

Subitizing Pocket Chart Sorts

This Subitizing Pocket Chart Sort can be used with or without a pocket chart. The set comes with numbers 1-20 represented in 4 different ways!

I would start with shuffling the subitizing cards and passing them out to your students in a whole class setting during Circle Time. You would then call on students one by one to have them place their subitizing cards in the pocket chart under the correct number.

You can also use this activity in small groups to check for understanding or as a quick assessment.

If you’re looking to save on ink, we even included black and white copies at the end of the files!

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1. Francine says:

I am not a teacher. I am just a grand-mother trying to find inexpensive and fun activities for my grand-son who will soon be in age to learn about numbers. I am trying to subscribe to TPT but I am denied to the site. Is it because I am unable to provide the name of an institution ? I find the subitizing card very interesring for the kids to learn about number. Can I get them fee ?
P.S.: Excuse my English … I am a French Canadian.

1. Michelle says:

Hi there,

How lucky your grandson is to have a grandmother like you! I’m sorry but we cannot help you with TpT. You will want to contact them directly to help you create an account. This particular subitizing activity pack is not free but if you would like to purchase it from our TKC shop you can do so at the link below without a TpT account. I also included a link to a free subitizing activity that we have. And if you search our site for counting or subitizing activities you will find that we have lots of free resources to offer. Hope this helps! 🙂
https://thekindergartenconnection.com/product/subitizing-centers-activities/
https://thekindergartenconnection.com/subitizing-clip-cards/