Number Activity Strips Free Printable

This Number Activity Strips Free Printable is made for little learners to practice making, counting, and building the numbers 0-20.

Free printable number activity strips for building number sense and learning about numbers. Practice counting, number formation and more with this fun number activity for preschool and kindergarten.

Number Activity Strips Free Printable

Use these make it, count it, build it printable number mats with your students to practice one-to-one correspondence, number identification, rote counting, and more! There are activity mats for the numbers 0-20.

These low-prep number mats are going to be a favorite in your classroom since students will get to use play dough, small manipulatives, and linking cubes to build towers. Getting your students learning numbers while building their fine motor muscles is just what you need in your classroom.

Number activity strips number sense activity for learning numbers 0-20 in a fun, hands-on way.

No Prep Resource

These number strip printables are simple to prep and make for your classroom. Simply print, laminate, and done!

You could also just skip cutting the strips apart and have students use the pages like a mat. Instead of laminating, you can also slide the mats into write and wipe pockets for added durability.

For easy storage, place the number build it mats in a large baggie, file folder, or storage tray for easy grab-and-go access.

Number strips that show a bubble number for tracing with play dough or manipulatives, a counting space for showing how many and a building space for building a tower that many high.

Setting Up the Number Activity Mats

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Supplies needed:

  • Number Activity Mats (button at bottom of the post to get them)
  • small manipulatives for counting
  • linking cubes
  • play dough or dry erase markers
  • Write and wipe pockets (optional)


  1. Print the number activity mats.
  2. Laminate or slide into write and wipe pockets.
  3. Gather the manipulatives of your choice.
  4. Store the entire activity in a large baggie, file folder, or storage tray.
A hands-on number sense activity for kids in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Add to your math centers for fun and learning.

Using the Build It Number Mats

Students will pick a number mat and build the number with play dough inside the bubble numbers. Then they will count out the corresponding number of small manipulatives, and lastly students will build a tower with linking cubes with the correct number of cubes.

Play dough is a wonderful tool to help students strengthen their fine motor muscles! Fine motor muscles are vital for handwriting, coloring, and more. If you don’t want to use play dough, grab a dry erase marker and have the students trace or decorate the bubble number.

You can use small manipulatives that match your theme to make this number activity fun and engaging any time of the year. Some ideas are pom poms, mini erasers, counting bears, etc.

Don’t have linking cubes to build the towers, no worries! Use small blocks or LEGO bricks to build towers.

Build number sense with these number activity strips for math centers in pre-k and kindergarten.

More Ideas?

These number activity strips can be used in a variety of ways. Add them to math centers, utilize them during small group instruction, put them in morning bins or make them an option for early finishers.

Since they are not tied to any particular theme, you can use them any time of year.

A free printable number sense math activity for practice with learning numbers and counting.

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