Here's a really simple idea which is fun to put together and fun to play with. You can play with the jars in many different ways, making is suitable for a wide age range too. Perhaps older kids could make the game for younger siblings?
Learning numbers and counting can be all the more fun if it is turned into a game - and we've got a good collection of number games for you to enjoy with the kids here. Read through the games to pick and choose the ones that are appropriate for your child. Some aim to help children recognise numbers. Others are early counting games. And still others are for older children who just enjoy numbers.
This is an easy addition to a party or fete, and is always a favourite. And it can be good counting practise for younger children, too! All you need is a container and lots of little sweets (candy).
Making the "board" will keep the kids occupied for a while; and so will playing the game. Siblings of different ages can play this with each other quite happily.
This traditional Chinese playground game reinforces addition skills. It is good to play with a class of kids, divided into teams, and can be adapted to suit different ages. It can be very exciting! Best played with kids aged 5 and over.
This useful little game is perfect for those odd moments when you just need a little something to keep the kids amused! Kids really need to be able to count to 100 or so to play. All you need are a pencil and paper.