Numberblocks toys: games to play with your blocks

Numberblocks blocks

Learn numbers using Numberblocks blocks

Have fun introducing your child to numbers and helping them to learn. You can play these fun games with your child's Numberblocks blocks toy, available exclusively in the 5 Minute Fun Shop.

So you’ve bought a set of Numberblocks blocks and your child loves building them up (and knocking them down!), but what else can you play with them? These fun ideas will help your child to build maths skills while having fun. We’ll be updating this post with new ideas so keep checking back for more – or sign up to our newsletter for email alerts.

These games are designed to be played with this Numberblocks set (£9.99).

No blocks? No worries! Try these Numberblocks games or make your own Numberblock instead.

For more Numberblocks fun go to Numberblocks.tv and search for Numberblocks on YouTube Kids.

 

1. Numberblocks bingo!

With this fun numbers game, the race is on to shout, “Block Bingo!”

What you’ll need:

How to play: 

  1. Break all of the Numberblocks up into individual cubes and drop them into the bag.
  2. Give the bag a shake!
  3. Take it in turns to take a cube out of the bag.
  4. The first person to build a complete Numberblock and “Block Bingo” wins the game.
Numberblocks blocks
Numberblocks blocks

2. Numberblocks number magic

Make number magic by adding and taking away with the Numberblocks.

You’ll need: 

What to do:
  1. Write down a simple adding or taking away number sentence, for example:
    2 + 1 = ____
  2. Ask your little one to build the Numberblocks for each of the numbers in the sumber sentence, counting them as they do.
  3. Now, can they count all of the cubes in total to complete the number sentence? 
    2 + 1 is 3!
  4. Try this with different combinations of numbers. 

3. Numberblock 4 and the square search game!

What you’ll need: 

How to play:

  1. Ask your child to build Numberblock 4 in a square. Explain that wherever there’s a square, there’s the number 4. 
  2. Now, challenge them to find squares at home. They could look for windows, cushions, blocks, crackers or picture frames.
  3. Can they draw a picture of 4 surrounded by all the things they found?
Numberblock 4
Numberblock number line

4. The Number Line game

Numberblocks, get in line!

You’ll need: 

How to play

  1. Write a number line from 1-10 across the piece of paper. Leave plenty of space in between the numbers.
  2. Now, can your child build each Numberblock and put them on their home in the number line?

Now try this…

  • Walk your fingers up the Numberblocks like steps, to show how each is one block bigger than the one before.
  • Take the Numberblocks off the number line. Call the Numberblocks home in a different order and see how quick your child can match them to their number. 
  • See how quickly your child can build and pop the Numberblocks in order without using a number line. 

5. Numberblocks treasure game

What you’ll need: 

What to do:

  1. Write a number on the piece of paper (e.g. number 2). 
  2. Can your child build that Numberblock and find some number treasure they’d like? If it’s Numberblock 2, can they find a pair of things? 

Take it up a level:

  • Time how long it takes your child to build and come back back with their treasure – can they beat their time?
  • Or, give them a minute and see how many pairs of objects they can find.
  • Try it again with bigger Numberblocks – what can they find ten of? 
Numberblocks game

Virtual lesson: Learn numbers with Numberblocks

Hands up if you’re trying to teach your children maths at home, but you don’t really know where to start? This e-learning lesson has easy ideas that are perfect for children aged 3-5. Watch and take part or just complete the activities underneath. Either way, there are lots of quick ideas your children can try straight away.

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