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.

## Materials needed for the Counting to 5 Game: Construction Theme:

**Paper**

**2 Pieces scrapbook paper **

**Laminating pouches & laminator**

**2 Game Markers**

### 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’.

### Some other activities for counting to 5 that you may enjoy:

Create Button Counting Cards for Preschoolers

Counting & Matching Star Activities for Preschoolers

7 Free Card Games for Counting Numbers to 5

Counting to 5 with Penguins for preschoolers

Rainbow Counting to 5 Busy Bag

### MORE Hands-on, Playful ways to teach the numbers 0-5 with these activities from the Early Childhood Education Team.

Establishing REAL RELATIONSHIPS with NUMBERS in Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog

Gross Motor Number Line by Still Playing School

How many gems am I holding? Pre-K and Kinder Guessing Game From 0 to 5 by Capri + 3

How Many? 0 to 5 Number Pattern Recognition by Rainy Day Mum

Free Counting to 5 Game: Construction Theme by Life Over C’s

0-5 Number Games with Dry Erase Apple Cards by Tiny Tots Adventures

I Spy Activity by Munchkins and Moms

Learning Numbers on Alphabet Road by Mom Inspired Life

Counting Cars Numbers 0-5 Book by Learning 2 Walk

Segmenting Words: Clap Counting by Growing Book by Book

Amanda says

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!

Kim says

Life is so busy here right now, that simple is the absolute best way to go!

Cerys says

What a fun game I know we’ll be printing this out and adding it to our learning box.

Kim says

Enjoy!

Theresa says

I can’t wait to print out your game and try it with my kids! Thank you.

Kim says

Have fun!

Danielle says

My son would love this!

Kim says

I’m so glad!

Talya says

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!

Kim says

Enjoy!

Alecia says

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

The Preschool Toolbox says

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!

Kim says

Enjoy!

Jodie @ Growing Book by Book says

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

Clarissa says

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

Krista says

Thanks for the great learning tool! Glad to see something geared towards boys too!

Love it!!!!!!!

Rachelle says

We have a construction theme this month, and this game will be a wonderful addition! Thank you for sharing!