Creating simple, yet fun learning activities for my preschooler is a passion of mine. I have found hands-on activities and games to be a great way to help preschoolers learn academic skills. Counting Falling Stars Preschool Math Activity is the latest! It is so quick to make and set up! Your preschooler can start counting and recognizing numbers right away!

Counting falling stars is a hands-on way to get your preschooler counting! This would make a great addition to a solar system unit or learning about the stars & moon.

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Materials for Star Counting Preschool Activity

  • Blue Construction paper
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Stars
  • White Marker

To Prep: Create the night sky activity board by taping two dark blue cardstock sheets together along the back. Then write the directions and numbers along the edge of the paper with silver marker.

I included numbers 1 through 20 on the left and right sides. The directions and some simple decorative doodles are on the top and bottom.

To Use: Have your child take a handful of glow stars, raise his or her hands about twelve inches above the paper and drop them all onto the night sky activity board. The stars that land on the paper are then counted. The stars that land off the paper are removed and placed back in the container. After counting all the stars, have the child point to the number.

Repeat as many times as your child is interested. Most preschoolers will be interested in doing this activity about three times, making this a short and sweet math lesson!

Counting Falling Stars is a simple math activity that is a fun way for preschoolers to work on counting skills and number recognition. This hands-on math activity could also be modified to help children work on addition or subtraction.

Counting Falling Stars Preschool Math Activity is perfect for kids who are interested in astronomy or outer space! Make this simple, hands-on math activity to tie into your themed unit today!

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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