Here are a a list of web sites that feature online number games. Most of these games have been used in the nursery so children are familiar with them. Just click on the name and it will take you directly to each game.
Birthday Candle Counting is a game for kids to practice counting 1 to 10. Children are asked to count the number of candles to determine how old a child is. All questions are read aloud and verbal feedback is given for all answer choices. After completing ten questions kids are able to decorate a birthday cake.
Teddy Numbers is an interactive counting game for young children. They can have fun learning to count up to 15 objects, through a simple drag-and-drop exercise. As well as reinforcing the concept of counting, Teddy Numbers helps children to recognise the numerals from 1 to 15. The game has different levels which can be matched to the appropriate numerical ability of each child.
Monster Mansion Number Match is a matching game for kids to practice numbers and counting. Click on the windows of the Monster Mansion to reveal the friendly monsters inside and match the numbers and objects. Players can compare objects to numbers or objects to objects. They can also choose to show the cards or play by memory. Numbers are read aloud to reinforce understanding.
Ladybird Spots includes counting, matching and ordering numbers. It is aimed at children who are learning to count and recognise numbers up to 10. The games included are: How Many? (counting the number of spots to 5 or 10), Counting Out (placing the required number of spots to 5 or 10), Matching (matching the spots to the right number), and Ordering (arranging quantities from smallest to largest or from largest to smallest).
Number Bingo is a fun way for children to review numbers 1 to 100. Children can choose between different levels of difficulty by selecting a range of numbers.
Underwater Counting involves counting the number of objects up to 10. The game takes the form of a treasure hunt where children are challenged to find the treasure by achieving ten correct answers.
Connect the Dots is a fun way for children to practice counting. There are ten levels with over thirty different puzzles. Feedback is provided as a percentage and stars are awarded when children receive eighty percent or greater. Hints are provided after three incorrect attempts.
The Gingerbread Man Game includes counting, matching and ordering numbers aimed at children who are learning how to count and recognise numbers to 10. Children can count the buttons on the gingerbread man, put a specified number of buttons on the gingerbread man, count buttons and match them to the right numeral, and order the gingerbread men from either smallest to largest or largest to smallest depending on the number of buttons on them.
For children who are able to recognise numbers 0 to 10 or even up to 20, here are additional maths games that can extend their skills. The games feature number recognition over 10, as well as finding a number that is one more or one less a given number. Just click on the name and it will take you directly to each game.
Blast Off is designed to help children identify and work with two-digit numbers. The oral questions have multiple choice answers which children will have to listen to carefully. In the first game mode children have to find a specific number. In the second they are required to find a number in between two given numbers. *We recommend that children focus on numbers 10 to 20 for each game mode until they master them fully.
Helicopter Rescue is a mental maths game with different sized number charts and it is designed to help children to identify and work with numbers up to 100. The game modes include ‘Find a Number’ and ‘Count On and Back’. In the first, children are asked to find a number on the grid, either directly or in between two voiced numbers. The count on and count back games are designed to help children learn some of the vocabulary of addition and subtraction; count on, count back, more than and less than. *We recommend that children focus on numbers 10 to 20 for each game mode until they master them fully.
Chopper Squad is an easier version of Helicopter Rescue. Chopper Squad similarly has different sized number grids, the largest of which is from 1 to 100. It is designed to help children with the concept of one more or less and ten more or less than a given number. *We recommend that children focus on numbers 1 to 20 and only play the 'one more or less' mode.