Build A City

Activities that develop early math skills are our favourites! We love working on our number recognition, counting skills, subitising and 1:1 correspondence. This “Build a City” activity is perfect for developing all of these early numeracy skills. And best of all, you probably have everything you need to play at home already!


What you will need:

Build A City template

Blocks – we used our duplo blocks, but you can use any building blocks that you like.

Small wooden numbers or marker pens.


What you will need to do:

  1. Print out the “Build a City” template (or draw up your own on a piece of paper). Here is the link to the file:

Please note that your printed page will look a bit different to the ones in our photos above! It will look like this one:

2. Fill in the bottom grid with numbers. We used wooden numbers so that we could switch the order each time we played. If you don’t have wooden numbers you can fill the numbers in with marker pens.

3. Identify the numbers and stack the corresponding number of blocks into a tower. Keep building until you have constructed your skyline.

Your finished skyline might look something like this:

Here’s a quick video of how to play!

And you can Pin this to save the link to the template too!

Thank you so much for reading! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below. I would love to hear from you. Jacinta Xx


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