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Snap Cube Number Mats

Learning numbers is a fundamental building block for mathematical understanding, and making it fun is key to early success. Our Snap Cube Number Mats activity offers a hands-on, multi-sensory approach that engages children’s visual, tactile, and kinesthetic learning styles, making number mastery an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Why Learning Numbers is Important

  • Foundation for Math: Understanding numbers and their values is the basis for all mathematical concepts, from simple counting to complex calculations.
  • Everyday Life Skills: Numbers are essential for everyday tasks like telling time, counting money, and following recipes.
  • Academic Success: A strong grasp of numbers sets the stage for success in math and other subjects throughout a child’s academic journey.

How Snap Cube Number Mats Work

Our Snap Cube Number Mats activity combines visual, tactile, and kinesthetic learning to reinforce number recognition and counting skills. Each mat features a clear, bold numeral alongside a corresponding grid for placing snap cubes. Here’s how it works:

  1. Visual Recognition: Children see the numeral and the corresponding number of squares on the grid, visually associating the numeral with its quantity.
  2. Tactile Learning: Using snap cubes, children build the number depicted on the mat, providing a hands-on way to understand numerical value and practice counting.
  3. Kinesthetic Reinforcement: As they manipulate the snap cubes to construct each number, children engage their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, further strengthening their learning experience.
  4. Writing Practice: After building the number, children have the opportunity to practice writing it at the bottom of the mat. This reinforces numeral formation and strengthens handwriting skills.

What’s Included

  • 20 Printable Number Mats: Featuring numbers 1 through 20, each with a corresponding grid for building with snap cubes.
  • Clear Instructions: Easy-to-follow instructions for parents, teachers, and therapists.
  • Bonus Activities: Suggestions for additional activities to extend the learning experience and cater to different learning styles.

How to Prepare and Use

  1. Print and Prepare: Download and print the number mats. Laminate them for durability and repeated use.
  2. Gather Snap Cubes: Ensure you have enough snap cubes in various colors to build each number.
  3. Build and Write: Guide your child or student to build the number on the mat using snap cubes. Then, have them trace or write the number at the bottom of the mat.

Additional Tips

  • Differentiation: Start with smaller numbers and gradually increase the difficulty as your child progresses.
  • Customization: Use different colored snap cubes to create patterns or highlight specific numbers.
  • Gamification: Turn the activity into a game by racing to build numbers or creating number challenges.
  • Verbalization: Encourage your child to say the numbers aloud as they build and write them.


Snap Cube Number Mats offer a fun and engaging way to build a strong foundation in number recognition, counting, and writing. By incorporating this multi-sensory activity into your child’s learning routine, you can help them develop essential math skills and set them on the path to academic success.

Ready to make learning numbers fun? Download our free printable Snap Cube Number Mats and start building your child’s mathematical confidence today!

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