Cupcake Counting Activity for Kids

We loved this fun counting and early numeracy game for kids! It was super easy to put together and was a fun way to recycle a piece of cardboard. It is also a mess-free activity and once made, the game board can be played with over and over again.

If you don’t have time to make your own game board or you would prefer the FREE printable version, simply scroll down for your copy.


This is what you will need:

A piece of recycled cardboard

Colored construction paper


Marker pen

Pom poms


This is what you will need to do:

1. Cut some cupcake shapes from colored construction paper and paste them onto your piece of recycled cardboard. You could also draw them with marker pens. To be honest, this will probably be a lot quicker and easier than cutting the paper ones out 😉


2. Label each cupcake with a number. The number will correspond to the number of pom poms you will add to each cupcake.


3. Grab some pom poms and place the corresponding number onto each labelled cupcake.


Here are the FREE printable files:



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