Count My Fingers

Counting activity for kids


This activity is a simple but effective way to practice a few early numeracy concepts. A pen and paper is all you need to support your child’s counting and number recognition skills!


  • Number recognition
  • Counting

AGE: 2 – 3 Years Old

TIME: 10 Mins

CATEGORY: Numeracy


  • Paper
  • Marker


Trace both your child’s hands (and their feet is you wish) on a piece of paper.
Count out loud and number each traced finger with your child while you do so.
Practice counting! Have your child color in each finger of their traced hand as they learn what number comes next.


  • If your child is old enough, ask them to trace their own hands. The act of tracing will strengthen their pincer grip (used to hold a pencil or pen) and hand-eye coordination.
  • You can also label each hand left or right to begin helping your child to distinguish between the two directions.

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