Mom School: Number Stomp

number stompNumber stomp has always been a favorite game to play in our preschool and a fun way for kids that like to move to learn their numbers!

As with almost everything I do, it is very simple. Just squares of craft foam with the numbers 1-10 written on them with a permanent marker. You can use as many numbers as you want though. I think I need to add 11-20 to our number squares for this preschooler!

We lay the numbers all around the room and I will call out a number and the children have to stomp on that number. Usually we don’t have the numbers so close together (as in the picture below) and our Landon loves to try to jump to each number called without touching the floor! šŸ™‚

number squaresWe have also used the number squares to play hot lava. I put the number squares in a line across the room and the children have to say the numbers on the squares as they walk across the “hot lava” trying not to touch the floor!

preschool hot lavaTo put even more movement into the activity, I think it is also fun to have them put one hand on a certain number and one foot on another. Kind of like a Twister sort of game. My kids love any type of learning activity where they can move!

preschool number gamesNumber games make this little boy happy! I sure love doing preschool at home with him!

preschool number smash

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4 Comments

  1. April 11, 2015    

    This is great! I used to use those foam craft squares and wrote different activities on them – like ten jumping jacks, or forward roll, etc. Then I would put music on and whenever the music stopped, whatever foam square you land on, that is what you do. Movement is sooooo good for the little ones while they are learning!

  2. April 13, 2015    

    Great way to get kids learning, having fun and moving at the same time.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  3. April 14, 2015    

    Thank you for sharing your creative number learning strategy with Idea Box link party!

  4. Sherry Sherry
    April 17, 2015    

    Thanks for sharing. I should try this with my grand daughter. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

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