Free Count and Build Worksheets for Preschoolers

Are you looking for a number sense activity that also strengthens fine motor skills? These Count and Build printables are a great way to strengthen counting skills, number identification, and one-to-one correspondence throughout the school year. Your students will have so much fun counting and building. 

This is a great center activity for the beginning of the year because it provides independent practice and it gives you a chance to informally assess their basic counting skills. Simple observations and documentation are one of the easiest ways to assess young children. You can see whether they use all one color to build a tower or different colors. You may even notice some children stacking the blocks in a pattern. 


  • Count and Build Printables
  • Unifix Cubes or Legos

Young children might also enjoy working together in small groups to complete one of the number mats. There are a variety of mats that include different themes, seasons, and holidays for the entire year. These hands-on experiences are so important for young children to do often before they are expected to work on math skills in the abstract form of a worksheet. 

There are 12 different build math activity mats included in this free download. Themes Included:

  • Snowman
  • Flowers
  • Ice Cream
  • Acorns
  • Pencils
  • Pumpkins
  • Turkey 
  • Snowflakes
  • Rainbows
  • Watermelon
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Shamrocks

There are different ways to use the number mats. One way it can be used is for independent work. You might see a child look for the lowest numbers first and build them in order to the larger numbers or they might start at the top row, identify that number, count out that many blocks, and continue down the row. Another way to work with this activity is to challenge a student to find a given number, build it, and then place it on top of the correct numeral. That is an easy way to observe their number identification skills. 

An extra challenge for Kindergarten students would be for you to write the number word under each numeral. This would be a chance to expose them to the number word in a fun way without the pressure of reading it in isolation. Then, after counting and building each number, challenge them to line them up in a row from least to greatest. This is a hands-on way to expose them to number lines as well as different math vocabulary. 

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Looking for more Preschool Math Activities? Check out our other counting activities that are free to download and print. 

Our Dinosaur Ten Frames are a fun way to practice number formation as well as building strong number sense by working with different dot patterns on the ten frames. This is another great number recognition math center. 

These Preschool Addition Worksheets are an easy way to make learning fun. They are a great thing for introducing the concept of addition with small numbers to build a strong foundation. 

Simple number tracing worksheets are great for preschool or kindergarten math centers. Laminate them and use with a dry erase marker. 

Valentine Number Worksheets are for young children to strengthen one to one correspondence and number recognition by putting small manipulatives or pom poms in each heart. 

Christmas Math Games are so fun! Your kids will love these fun activities with December themes. 

Do you use counting bears in your classroom for sorting and counting? If so, you will love these counting bears activities with a free download. 

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