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Busy Hands: Number Hunt

One of the earliest learning games I played with Little Dude was the Number Hunt. It's a very simple game which promotes learning numbers by recognizing them, and placing them in the right order. This activity is really quick to set up and there's an added element of the finding hidden things.

Number Hunt - learning game for toddlers and preschoolers

You only need two things to play the Number Hunt - Post-It notes and a marker. In fact, when I took photos for this post, I was out of Post-It notes. So, I improvised and used regular paper and sellotape! Just write the numbers on the notes, 1 to 10, or higher if your child recognises them.

Number learning game

Hide them across the room. I make them fairly obvious, because, apart from finding the numbers, Little Dude also has to find them in order. Finding the numbers in the right order is the important part of the game.

Numbers - learning through play

One by one, place the numbers on a white board or even on a door, in order.


Number learning game

See? It's that simple, and a game that toddlers and preschoolers will really like playing. You can make the hiding places suitable for the age of your child. 


(Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft you can do 
with toddlers and young children).


This post has been linked to:
Let Kids Be Kids // Tuesday Pintorials
// Love to Learn

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TheMissusV said...

This is something we can do at home for my 3 year old! Sounds more fun than our usual number identification using the book!

Katie Markey McLaughlin said...

Love this! Finding and putting them in order definitely adds an extra layer. My son is obsessed with hide and seek at the moment, so hiding anything is a big hit!

Karen Bell said...

Great simple game for preschoolers. I love ideas for easy games, I must try this with my girls.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

Tarana said...

You should try it, it's really fun to do!

Tarana said...

Mine loves hiding games too, we're always playing them!

Tarana said...

Thanks, hope your girls like it!

we3three said...

this is a wonderfully simple idea that my son would LOVE. im definitely going to play this with him, thank you for sharing. #LetKidsBeKids

Eileen Teo said...

Wonderful idea! Thank you for joining with us #Pintorials

Tarana said...

I'm sure he'll love this game, Caroline!

Tarana said...

Glad you liked it!

Danielle said...

Saw this over at the Kids Co-op link up. I love this idea! So simple and easy to carry out. I think I'll give it a try with letters. :)

Tarana said...

Glad you liked it, Danielle! It's really a fun way to learn numbers.

Viviana @ Totschooling said...

I love this easy and fun activity! Thanks for sharing at Love to Learn Linky!

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