Knowing how to build numbers is an important lesson for kindergarteners just getting their feet wet with counting and numbers. These guided exercises can give kids a deeper understanding of number sense, numerical order, and values. Kindergarteners will begin to associate values with numbers and comprehend the concepts of greater than and less than, building upon skills they will need in the later grades.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Building Numbers SongThere's never just one way to make a number—you can build each out in so many ways! Learn all about how to making numbers with the buttons on Grandma's sweater in this funky composing and decomposing numbers song. Get down with Grandma as your child learns all about building numbers in different ways.
Adding Hats with Roly

Roly loves hats, and they look great on him too! Have your little mathematician help this oh-so stylish cat count the hats in his collection by using his addition skills to make sure the right amount of hats are on the table. This game is a good way to have your kid practise representing addition facts with objects and it'll test her understanding of cumulative addition as she builds upon previous sums to satisfy Roly's need to keep tabs on all his hats.

Building Numbers Pizza PartyHelp Muggo, Cuz-Cuz, and Penelope make their favorite kinds of pizza! The maths game Building Numbers Pizza Party lets kids use their number sense and counting skills to help their hungry friends make pizza with exactly the right toppings. Designed with kindergarteners in mind, this educational game asks young mathematicians to add the correct number and type of toppings to each pizza. The activity’s narrator also reads out the addition happening in each round for added reinforcement of maths concepts.
Number Pair Staircase 2This awesome game adds a little creativity into learning early maths skills. Your students will play build a strong foundation in addition by helping Roly the cat re-construct this staircase using their understanding of addition, and the numbers 1-10. After successfully grouping two sets of blocks together, students get an automatic review of the mental addition they just performed.
The Chocolate ShopTwo of our Brainzy characters team up to pack chocolate boxes for customers at a chocolate shop.
Ten Frame SignsGet practise counting numbers 11–20 with the help of your favorite Brainzy characters in this maths game for early learners. Perfect for kindergarteners and first graders, children will build their understanding of place value and other number sense skills as they practise composing and decomposing numbers 11–20 using ten frame signs. This place value practise will help them understand how to quickly identify a "ten" and master more complex maths concepts.
Patterns PuzzleJigsaw puzzles are a great way to practise beginning maths skills -- plus,they're just plain fun! Take a crack at this online jigsaw puzzle with four different skill levels for learners of all ages.

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