Fun Number Line Activities for Kids

Number lines don’t have to be boring. They’re a very useful tool for learning simple math facts. Here’s why number lines are so important!

In fact, if you’ve got a child in the early elementary years, they’ve probably worked with them in school.

You can help reinforce their learning at home with some fun math games.

These number line activities are definitely not boring! Let your kids move, play, and have fun while working with a number line.

Play and learn with these fun number line activities for kids. You'll move, use your fine motor skills, play math games and have so much fun!

Disclosure: There are Amazon Affiliate and other affiliate links in this article which means, at no additional cost to you, we could receive compensation for our recommendations. You can read our full disclosure policy on our Disclosure Page for more details.

Fun Number Line Activities for Kids

Make secret codes! Use the number line to create secret codes to help your kids work on addition and subtraction. They’ll have so much fun with Number Line Secret Codes.

If your kids are just learning about the number line, play this Numbers Washing Line game from Lessons Learnt Journal. It will help them learn number recognition and work on putting the numbers in the right order.

Take it outside and go on a Number Line Run from Coffee Cups and Crayons! It’s a great way to get your preschooler moving and practicing their numbers.

You can also let your preschooler play a fun movement game inside with Walk the Number Line at PBS Parents Adventures in Learning.

Suzy Homeschooler turned the number line into an awesome balance beam. Such a great way to work on gross motor skills and math at the same time.

Hop your way along a number line with this fun gross motor math game. You can find this fun Bunny Hop Number Line Game at Teach Beside Me here.

Make a simple DIY Clothespin Number Line from Fantastic Fun and Learning for hands-on learning. You can play all sorts of games and sneak in some fine-motor practice.

Use a long outdoor number line to help your child practice their addition and subtraction. Go to No Time For Flashcards for this Outdoor Number Line Activity.

Play and learn with these fun number line activities for kids. You'll move, use your fine motor skills, play math games and have so much fun with these ideas. Learning math can be fun!

More fun number line games

Do your kids love Minecraft? They’ll love to build and play this fun Minecraft Number Line Game from Stir the Wonder.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama also has a great printable game for learning how to add and subtract with number line. You can find Number Line Hop here.

Do you want to get a reluctant kid excited about math? Add LEGOs to the mix! Creekside Learning shares several fun ways to combine the two.

You can also use your Duplos to make a fun number line. In the Playroom shows you how to make and play with this fun Duplo number line.

Have a fun math competition with a partner. Play Strike It Out! with Teach Mama. It’s a fun and challenging game for your kids who have mastered addition, subtraction, and using a number line.

Combine art and math to create a fun number line using a stamping technique. Rainy Day Mum shows you how to make this pretty Pumpkin Stamped Number Line.

Make a number line out of flowers to practice counting forward and backward. Coffee Cups and Crayons shows you how to create your own Flower Number Line game.

Do you have any fun ideas for number line activities?

Play and learn with these fun number line activities for kids. You'll move, use your fine motor skills, play math games and have so much fun with these ideas. Learning math can be fun!

You may also like one of these math activities:

Practice adding and subtracting with this fun gross motor Driveway Hundred Chart Game.

Use this simple, printable Domino Doubles Math Game to practice your doubles math facts.

Counting on is such a fun, simple, and important process. Here are 10 Fun Ways to Practice Counting On that you can do every day.

Get out your LEGO Bricks to practice addition when you play Pick Two – A Fun LEGO Math Game.

Combine Math and Art With The Art of Circles Workshop

If you would like to explore the combination of math and art in more detail, you can join Nurture Store’s The Art of Circles Math online workshop, suitable for ages 5 to 10. This start-any-time workshop is full of fun activities that will fully immerse yourself in the math and art of circles. You’ll get an introduction to STEAM, the math concepts of circles, famous artwork featuring circles, three full art projects to do, a guide to making your own circle book, and more fun. It’s a lot of fun and learning for only $10.00.

You can find all the details and purchase information at this link. You should go check it out!

Do more activities with your family

Join our fun Facebook community, Creative Family Fun for Busy Families, for daily activities that are great for kids and families. We’ll chat, share, and have fun. It’s a safe and private place to share ideas for family and kids activities.

I’d love for you to join me! Just click the link below, request to join, and answer the questions (they’re easy, I promise). Come join the fun! Join the Creative Family Fun for Busy Families community here.

Watermelon Sensory Sand and Alphabet Rocks

A watermelon themed sensory bin filled with pink sand and alphabet rocks is a fun sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Practice learning letters while digging for alphabet rocks in the watermelon sensory sand.

Have fun playing and learning your alphabet with this fun watermelon sensory sand activity with homemade alphabet rocks. It's a fun summer sensory activity!

Watermelon Sensory Sand and Alphabet Rocks

Pink sand makes me think of watermelons and summer, so I created a simple watermelon sensory sand activity for my toddler. My 5-year-old wanted to join in as well. Activities like this are perfect for multiple age groups. Kids love digging in sand.

I first used our pink sand that Crayola gave us to make watermelon kinetic play sand. The addition of a few ingredients makes the sand squishable and moldable just like store-bought kinetic sand. Today we’re just using regular pink sand.

To make the sand smell like watermelon, we added watermelon Kool-Aid. This is totally optional, but it adds a fun touch.

Have fun playing and learning your alphabet with this fun watermelon sensory sand activity with homemade alphabet rocks. It's a fun summer sensory activity!

Supplies Needed for the Watermelon Sensory Sand Activity

  • Large storage bin (or baking dish)
  • Pink Crayola play sand (I’ve added an Amazon link but you can find it at Walmart for about $7 during the spring/summer while supplies last.)
  • Watermelon Kool-Aid (optional)
  • Black rocks (I found a bag at Dollar Tree.)
  • Permanent marker or paint marker
  • Excavators, dump trucks, or other construction toys
  • Shovels, sifters, or other sand toys
  • Container for holding the collected rocks. (I used a green plate to represent the rind of a watermelon.)
DIY Alphabet Rocks

How to Set Up the Watermelon Sensory Sand Bin

Pour the sand into a large storage bin. Depending on the size of your construction toys, you can choose a smaller bin if needed.

Add alphabet rocks to your sensory bin. (In my mind, the black alphabet rocks mimic watermelon seeds.)

I wrote lowercase letters on the rocks using a paint marker. The paint marker actually rubbed off some of the rocks during play. I’m thinking a permanent marker would have done a better job.

Always supervise sensory play and be sure to choose appropriate size materials for child especially if your child is likely to put things in his or her mouth.

Add construction toys and a container for the rocks to the bin.

Invite your child to search for the alphabet rocks in the sand.

When an alphabet rock is found, ask your child what letter they see. You can also talk about the sounds the letters make or even what words begin with that letter.

Use the construction toys to search and dig for the the rocks. Or use sand toys to scoop and sift the sand to find the rocks.

Have fun playing and learning your alphabet with this fun watermelon sensory sand activity with homemade alphabet rocks. It's a fun summer sensory activity!

You can write uppercase letters on the rocks as well. This allowed us to spell my toddler’s name.

Instead of alphabet rocks, you could use number rocks to practice number recognition and counting. We painted rainbow number rocks for a counting game.

More Alphabet Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Construction Truck Alphabet Matching

Make Words with Alphabet Clothespins

Take Learning the Alphabet Outside with some chalk and a sidewalk

Do More Activities With Your Family

Join our fun Facebook community, Creative Family Fun for Busy Families, for daily activities that are great for kids and families. We’ll chat, share, and have fun. It’s a safe and private place to share ideas for family and kids activities.

I’d love for you to join me! Just click the link below, request to join, and answer the questions (they’re easy, I promise). Come join the fun! Join the Creative Family Fun for Busy Families community here.