Early Math, Fine Motor Skills
DIY Egg Carton Number Matching Game - 7 Days of Play

DIY Egg Carton Number Matching Game

This number matching game is super easy and cheap to make. It will help your child recognize numbers and learn how to count faster.

You probably already have all the supplies you need for this game in your house. It’s such an easy game to set up and your kids will enjoy playing it.  

Teach Number Recognition With This Number Matching Game

One of the most important skills kids need before they learn how to add and subtract is how to identify numbers. That’s what this game teaches them! For kiddos already adding, check out our easy to make DIY Addition Game.

There are so many different math skills you are building and establishing when you play this number matching game with them. 

Keep reading and discover all the skills it teaches and how to make your own game.

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How to Make this Number Matching Game in Action

Here’s a quick video of how to make and play this number matching game! You can see how easy it is to make and how much fun my kiddo has while he matches the sticks with the correct number.

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How to Make this Number Matching Game in Action

Here’s a quick video of how to make and play this number matching game! You can see how easy it is to make and how much fun my kiddo has while he matches the sticks with the correct number.

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

How to Make Your Own Number Matching Game

Did you know that math is one of the least-favorite subjects of kids in school? When we make numbers fun and interactive, they will be able to grasp more difficult concepts a lot easier later on.

The good news for you is that this activity takes almost no time to set up. You’ll be able to spend more time playing this game with your child. 

Plus, as they poke the sticks through the egg carton, they are strengthening their fine motor skills and hand muscles. 

Materials

  • Egg Carton with the lid removed 
  • Markers 

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Draw dots on jumbo craft sticks, starting with 1 dot and all the way up to 12 dots. 

Step 2

Use markers or paint to write numbers 1-12 on each egg carton cup. 

Step 3

Pre-cut each egg cup so that the sticks go through easier. 

 

Step 4

Ask your child to count the dots on the jumbo craft stick.

Step 5

Then, they will match the dots they counted to the cup number on the carton. 

 

Step 1

Draw dots on jumbo craft sticks, starting with 1 dot and all the way up to 12 dots. 

Step 2

Use markers or paint to write numbers 1-12 on each egg carton cup. 

Step 3

Pre-cut each egg cup so that the sticks go through easier. 

Step 4

Ask your child to count the dots on the jumbo craft stick.

Step 5

Then, they will match the dots they counted to the cup number on the carton. 

 

Educational Benefits of this Number Matching Game

This game is such a fun way to spend time with your child. It’s amazing to watch their little minds work. This simple activity teaches them so many math skills! 

Cardinality – This means the last number counted represents the total number of items in a set (how many dots are on the stick).

Number Sense – This is the ability to accurately count forwards and backwards. Challenge your child to count the dots backwards too.

Representation – When they match the dots to the number on the carton they are understanding that what they counted has a corresponding number.

 

As a bonus, it also strengthens their fine motor skills. They will exercise their hand and fingers as they pick up the sticks and push them through the egg carton. 

Is your kiddo a pizza lover? We created a number recognition game with cardboard pizza!

Educational Benefits of this Number Matching Game

This game is such a fun way to spend time with your child. It’s amazing to watch their little minds work. This simple activity teaches them so many math skills! 

Cardinality – This means the last number counted represents the total number of items in a set (how many dots are on the stick).

Number Sense – This is the ability to accurately count forwards and backwards. Challenge your child to count the dots backwards too.

Representation – When they match the dots to the number on the carton they are understanding that what they counted has a corresponding number.

As a bonus, it also strengthens their fine motor skills. They will exercise their hand and fingers as they pick up the sticks and push them through the egg carton. 

Is your kiddo a pizza lover? We created a number recognition game with cardboard pizza!

 

Store-Bought Counting Games For Kids

Here are my top picks for toys you can buy that strengthen your child’s math skills.

Reversible Number Board

This double-sided wooden number learning resource is all about counting on one side and the other side is all about number recognition.

Popsicle Counting

This popiscle number game is perfect for the ice cream lover! Count the dots and match them to the numbers for a fun early math game!

Number Sticker Activity Book

This reusable sticker book comes with 100 stickers. It is all about learning counting and numbers as kids find stickers to complete the puzzles.

Number Peg Boards

These wooden peg boards are for numbers 1-10 and zero. Great for counting and number recognition as well as fine motor skills!

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