We’re working on counting to 5 today with the #TeachECE team. We have a great set of activities lined up to help your preschoolers learn their numbers from 0-5. I have a free counting to 5 game for you with a fun construction theme. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to see the other great activities from the team.

construction theme counting to five board game for preschoolers

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for the Construction Counting Board Game

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Paper Cutter

TO PREP:

This game is super easy to prepare!

Print the game board on paper or card stock. Then print the 2 pages of cards on the white side of scrapbook paper (so they aren’t see-through.)

Then laminate all the pieces for durability and cut out the cards.

TO PLAY:

Place your marker on the “Start” map. Place all the cards upside-down on the “Card Draw Pile”.

Choose a player to go first.

The player will draw a card from the pile and read the number or count the objects on the card. Then the player will move his game marker to the next space that matches that number.

If a player lands on a space with an arrow, he will follow the arrow to the new space.

If a “construction zone” card is drawn the player will head to the closest construction zone space, even if it is behind him.

To win by landing on the last 5, a player MUST draw a card whose answer is 5 from the pile.

Other uses for the cards:

  • Sort the cards by matching the numbers
  • Put each type of card in numerical order
  • Play “memory” by using two sets of 1-5 cards (example: dice and trucks)
  • Play a game of “Go Fish”. The cards are perfectly sized for little hands!
  • Lay out a set of 1-5 cards. Remove one and have your child determine which one is missing.
  • Start talking about ‘less’ and ‘more’. Show your child that the cards with ‘1’ have less than the cards with ‘5’.

Find even more engaging activities in the Life Over C’s shop!

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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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18 Comments

  1. My little guy is easily bored, but he will play this game over and over. The numbers are starting to click!

  2. Thanks for the great learning tool! Glad to see something geared towards boys too!
    Love it!!!!!!!

  3. You always make such wonderful printables!! This has to be one of our favorites because we are construction zone fanatics 😉

  4. We have been playing more and more board games so this will be a perfect one to add our collection.

  5. Love this game board! What a fun way to play with early numbers – we’ll be printing a copy to use next week! Thank you!

  6. My son would love this (and my kindergarten daughter too as she is obsessed with construction sites).

  7. Thank you so very much for the construction game, I am sure I will be using it with the kids I work with( I am an OT).
    It is lovely!

  8. I love how simple this game is for our little ones to play. I could so see this set up in a math center in a preschool too!

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