Put the flashcards away and get creative making these 5 Maths Games for Kids ideal for preschoolers to help with number recognition, counting and early subtraction.

5 DIY Maths Games for Kids

First off from My Nearest and Dearest – this adorable Rainy Day Math Game – so perfect for those wet days and something that we will be trying very soon.

If it’s autumn where you are have a go at our Acorn Math Game.

On the other hand if it’s Spring then our Frog Counting Game is perfect for the season.

Combine books with maths – like Buggy and Buddy do with their Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons or like we do with Give a Mouse a Cookie.

As a bonus if you have a slightly older child you may want to try our Rainbow Fish Math game to work on number sentences and addition and subtraction.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


  1. Great ideas here.

    Growing up we also got the chance to play with the paper type of game that shows math lesson. I’m not really sure what the name of it is, but it’s a paper folded into 4 equal parts – with inner and outer parts showing numbers and symbols.

    I’ll try to look it up.

  2. Math is probably one of the least favorite subjects of my two daughters but they do enjoy interactive games. These math games, especially the Rainy Day math game they’re really going to enjoy I think. Thanks for some great ideas and a terrific post, I enjoyed reading it.

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