Preschool Math Activities with Homemade Counting Book

This is a fun counting book to make with preschoolers. Large numerals and colorful pictures give this early counting book interest and readability. Make a counting book for the classroom, and provide materials so kids can make their own books for their book collection at home.

Homemade counting book for preschool math activity

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A simple homemade counting book can inspire kids to 'read' and 'count'.

Kids will be proud to share their books with family and friends for story times.

Grab some ideas for a week of counting activities in the themed unit at the end of the post. 



supplies for homemade counting book


Supplies for homemade counting books


  • card stock
  • hole punch
  • ring closures
  • numbers
  • markers


 Pages in a homemade beginning counting book include numbers and text


Colorful book pages promote early counting with preschoolers


Instructions for making a counting book


1. Cut pages from card stock. The pages in the photos measure 7 ½ in. (19 cm) square.

2. Glue colorful pictures, or stickers, and large numerals to each page.

2. Print the words clearly. You can pencil the letters onto the page using a stencil, then outline the letters with a marker.

3. Cover the pages with clear contact paper for durability.


my first counting book preschool activity



A Week of Counting - Thematic Unit

(Using our A.B.C. Method for planning preschool programs)

A = Activities

1. Finger Plays

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

1 Potato, 2 Potato

1, 2 Buckle My Shoe

Hickory Dickory Dock

2 Little Black Birds Sitting on a Hill


2. Songs

The Ants Go Marching One by One

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Alice the Camel Has Five Humps

Six Little Ducks That I Once Knew

Way Up High in a Tree 5 Red Apples


B= Books

Ten Little Ladybugs

Discover where all the ladybugs are going in a fun, surprise ending.



Bear Counts

Kids will love counting with Bear.



Clifford Counts

This simple counting book is perfect for 1,2,3!



My Very First Book of Numbers

Familiar images adorn a counting book by this popular author.



Spot Can Count

Help Spot count things on the farm.



C= Crafts

Make counting books. 

  • Monday – complete page “1” - hole punch and add the rings.
  • Tuesday – complete page “2” - add to the book.

Continue each day of the week until the desired number of pages has been added to the book.

  • Decorate the covers.



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