Free Number Sense Activities and Printables

Are you looking for free number sense activities and printables to teach number sense to your students? This list is exactly what you need!

Number Sense Activities and Printables

Free Number Sense Activities

This list of number sense activities is going to save you tons of time while engaging your students with lots of fun, hands-on activities that will help build their number sense.

There are activities that cover everything from number identification to counting, subitizing, number order, comparing sets, decomposing numbers and more!

Find number sense resources that you can use all year and others that are seasonal and perfect for themed math centers.

Why Number Sense is Important

Giving kids the opportunity to engage with and explore numbers in a hands-on, tangible way is so important to future math understanding. Manipulatives are key!

And exploring numbers in a variety of ways is crucial because every student is different and when given lots of different experiences they can develop number sense in ways that work best for them.

Plus, students need to be able to think flexibly about numbers and develop fluency, so repeated exposure is so important.

The ability to see connections between numbers will come as students spend time engaging with numbers in a variety of hands-on ways.

Number Sense Skills

  • Counting
  • One to one correspondence
  • Number recognition
  • Subitizing
  • Composing and decomposing numbers (part-part-whole)
  • Comparing numbers/sets
  • Counting on and back
  • Estimating
  • Number formation
  • Mental math
  • Number order
  • Number patterns

List of Free Number Sense Resources

I hope this list helps you plan lots of fun and effective opportunities for your students to develop number sense!

You may also like our number sense activities printable bundle!

Number Sense Activities

Printable Number Sense Activities Bundle

These math printables build number sense and cover things like counting, composing and decomposing numbers, reading and writing numbers, ten frames, number bonds and place value to just name a few!

These differentiated number sense activities are hands-on and engaging while being aligned to standards. They are perfect for math centers and guided math lessons. In an effort to save you time, each activity requires very little set up and a limited number of supplies.

Ocean fish math activity for kids.

Fish Roll and Cover Number Mats Free Printable

Flower number sense activity for kids.

Flower Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

Easter egg number sense activity for kids in preschool and kindergarten.

Free Printable Easter Egg Number Towers Math Activity

Community helpers theme number sense learning activity for kids.

Construction Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

A fun snowball number tower mats for learning math in a fun way.

Snowball Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

Snowman 100 and 120 Chart Find and Cover Printable Number Mats

Snowman comparing numbers winter math activity for kids.

Free Printable Snowman Comparing Sets Clip Cards

Gingerbread number sense activity for kids.

Gingerbread Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

Fall theme number tower mats math activity.

Fall Leaf Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

A fun silly monster theme math activity for kids.

Silly Monster Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

A fun spider count the room counting activity.

Spider Count the Room Free Printable Math Activity

Free printable pumpkin number towers math activity.

Pumpkin Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

A fun teen numbers math game for developing number sense.

Pumpkin Teen Numbers Bump Game Free Printable

Pumpkin 100 and 120 chart find and cover the numbers mats.

Pumpkin 100 & 120 Chart Printable Find and Cover Number Mats

Pumpkin theme comparing numbers math activity for kids.

Pumpkin Comparing Sets Clip Cards for Preschool and Kindergarten

Apple theme making ten math activity for Seesaw and Google Slides.

Digital Apple Tree Making 10 Activity for Kindergarten

Apple number sense teen numbers game for kindergarten and first grade.

Apple Teen Numbers Bump Game Free Printable

Apple theme number sense math activity.

Apple Number Towers Free Printable Math Activity

Apple theme number identification and counting activity for learning number sense.

Free Digital Apple Tree Number Sense Find and Cover Activity

Back to school making ten math activity.

Digital Back to School Making 10 Math Activity

Back to school theme count the room math activity.

Back to School Count the Room Free Printable Math Activity

Back to school teen numbers math activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.

Digital Back to School Teen Numbers Math Activity

Watermelon addition and subtraction math activity.

Free Printable Watermelon Addition and Subtraction Mats

Ocean teen numbers addition activity.

Digital Ocean Teen Numbers Activity

Ocean missing addends addition math activity.

Digital Ocean Missing Addends Math Activity

A space theme editable board game activity that is print and play!

Editable Space Theme Board Game Free Printable

Insect theme addition and subtraction math activity.

Free Printable Insect Addition and Subtraction Mats

A free addition to 10 math activity for spring or summer.

Digital Firefly Addition to 10 Math Activity

Free editable insect theme board game.

Editable Insect Four in a Row Game Free Printable

Flowers missing addends addition activity.

Digital Flower Missing Addends Math Activity

Rainbow addition and subtraction math activity for kindergarten and first grade.

Digital Rainbow Addition and Subtraction Mats for Kindergarten

Rainbow math activity for learning to add within 20.

Digital Rainbow Addition Within 20 Math Activity

Gingerbread addition to 20 math activity.

Digital Gingerbread Addition Within 20 Activity

Gingerbread addition and subtraction within ten math facts activity.

Free Printable Gingerbread Addition and Subtraction Mats

Digital gingerbread addition and subtraction math facts activity.

Digital Gingerbread Addition and Subtraction Math Mats

Fall theme teen numbers math activity.

Digital Fall Leaves Teen Numbers Activity

Fall 4 in a Row Game

Editable Fall Four in a Row Game Free Printable

Free printable addition to 10 activity.

Free Printable Pumpkin Addition to 10 Cards

Pumpkin theme addition math activity.

Digital Pumpkin Addition to 10 Math Activity

Apple theme addition to ten activity.

Apple Tree Addition to 10 Cards Free Printable

Apple tree math activity for fall math centers.

Digital Apple Tree Addition to 10 Math Activity

Ice Cream Addition To 10 Free Printable Cards

Ice cream theme addition activity for kindergarten and first grade.

Ice Cream Addition To 10 Activity For Slides and Seesaw

Pirate Counting Activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.

Pirate Treasure Counting Activity for Google Slides and Seesaw

Bug jar counting activity for Seesaw and Google Slides.

Bug Jar Counting Activity for Google Slides and Seesaw

Flower count the room printables for spring math centers.

Flower Count the Room Printables for Preschool

Rainbow Roll and Cover math activity for preschool and kindergarten.

Rainbow Roll and Cover Math Game Printable for Preschool

Free printable Valentine's Day count the room activities that are differentiated and easy to use.

Valentine’s Day Count the Room Printable for Preschool

Dental health theme math activity.

Dental Health Count and Match Counting Activity for Preschool

Snowman counting activity for winter math centers.

Snowman Count and Cover Math Activity Printable for Preschool

Snowman theme math activities

Snow Globe Roll and Cover Math Game Printable

Gingerbread counting activity.

Gingerbread Theme Count the Room Printables for Preschool

Dinosaur counting activity

Dinosaur Count and Cover Numbers Activity for Preschool

Turkey math game

Turkey Roll and Cover Printable Math Game

Fall counting mats for preschool and kindergarten.

Fall Count and Cover Numbers Activity for Preschool

Silly Monster Roll and Cover Math Game Printable

A fun monster math activity for math centers!

Silly Monster Addition and Subtraction Printable Mats

Spider counting activities for preschool math and kindergarten math.

Spider Web Count and Match Counting Activity Printable

A spider web counting math activity for preschool and kindergarten.

Free Printable Spider Roll and Cover Math Game

These pumpkin count and cover mats make for a fun pumpkin counting activity. Perfect for your fall theme math centers in preschool and kindergarten.

Pumpkin Count and Cover Numbers Printable Mats