Google math activities, Seesaw math activities or self-checking Boom Cards for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten virtual learning are a great way to integrate technology into your math lessons. Not to mention it’s perfect when you don’t want to or CAN’T print a bunch of papers.
In cases of preschool and pre-k virtual learning or distance learning, Google Slides, Seesaw and Boom Cards activities are easy to send to your students and you can get instant feedback on what your students learn. While I am a HUGE supporter of hands-on, multi-sensory learning activities, these virtual learning tools for Google Slides, Seesaw and Boom Cards are also great options for when you don’t have all the manipulatives or when you just want to liven things up a bit!
Digital Math Activities by Skill:
Choose by kindergarten/preschool math skill below.
Digital Counting to 5 Activities
These Google Slides and Seesaw kindergarten and preschool counting activities are the perfect way to introduce one-to-one correspondence, number recognition, and cardinality to your little learners. Work on numbers 1-10, teen numbers, and learning to count to 100 with these engaging digital math activities.
What Can Students Learn From Kindergarten Interactive Google Slides?
NUMBER SENSE AND COUNTING ACTIVITIES
TEACHING COUNTING AND NUMBER RECOGNITION ARE KEY TO SENDING OUR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS TO THE NEXT GRADE.
In addition to practicing counting, this great math center activity also provides practice with:
- Number recognition
- Counting and cardinality
- Counting fluency
- Writing numbers
- Ten frames
Why Is It Important For Kids To Count 1 to 20?
Besides the fact that kids love math games, there are so many other reasons to use fun number activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Develop Number Sense
Counting is an important step to help kids develop a sense of numbers and how they relate to each other.
Counting Math Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten:
Teaching counting and cardinality activities in early childhood sets our students up for success. Each time children count and identify numbers it becomes more ingrained into their minds. Soon they can easily recall counting sequences. Then, it’s time to move on to backward counting and skip counting! These digital activities really provide an engaging way to promote this important growth in young learners.
Digital Math Activities Beyond 20:
Counting and quantifying activities in preschool typically focus on numbers 0-20. As children become more fluent at counting and identifying numbers, they can move on to numbers up to 100! This is an exciting step for young learners. Teachers should help students see the patterns within our base-ten system of numbers. Digital counting activities allow you to easily show groups of ten!
Place Value In Kindergarten
I typically tell young learners that once they can count to ten they can count to a million! Their eyes grow wide and they don’t really believe me, but from there we start to examine the patterns of our base-ten system. The sooner children can see the patterns on a 100 chart and really understand the value of the digits placed in the ones/tens/hundreds place, the easier it will be for them to count to 100 and beyond.
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How To Use The Free Google Slides for Preschool or Kindergarten Math
COUNTING WITH YOUNG LEARNERS
GIVING YOUR STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF THEIR COUNTING SKILLS AT THE END OF THE YEAR MAKES EVERYONE FEEL PROUD.
All you need to do is follow the instructions below to access the Google account or Seesaw version of the activity.
If you prefer a printable version, just download and print.
Then, it’s up to you! Use the activity whole-group, small-group, as a game, as a math center, send it home, you get the idea!
How to Get the Activities
- Enter your email below and then check your email to get the activity.
- When you open the file you can click on the format that you prefer to use: Google Slides, Seesaw and/or Boom Cards®.
- If you are downloading the Google Slides version you will be prompted to “Make a copy.” This is an important step you need to complete to make sure you get an editable version to share with your students!
- In Slides, make sure you are in “Edit” mode, as opposed to “Present” mode. You will see the “Present” button in the upper right-hand corner.
- In Slides, just click on the symbol box to highlight it in blue and drag it when the cursor resembles a plus sign with an arrow on each end.
- If you choose the Seesaw version, click the Seesaw image to instantly add it to your Seesaw library.
- Use the Text tool (click on the large T) to be able to highlight each symbol to move it.
- To upgrade to self-checking Boom Cards®, click on the image to purchase the deck to use with your students.
- Finally, if you choose self-correcting Boom Cards, remember you must be connected to the Internet in order for the cards to work.
Easy Ways to Extend the Activities
Write the Numbers
In Seesaw, you can click any of the writing tools at the bottom of the screen to have your students practice writing each numeral. If you’re using Google slides, students can write on scrap paper or small whiteboards.
Print the slides and laminate them. Then, hide themed items in the sensory bin. Students must pick a random slide, identify the number, then search in the sensory bin to pull out each specific number of items to place on the number slide.
Hide the printed pages around the classroom, or outside on a nice weather day. Time students to find/identify each number as quickly as possible. Or, give each student a specific number card to find only that number. There are lots of fun ways to vary a scavenger hunt, and your students will appreciate the opportunity to run around!
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