Help your child learn his or her 123s with this free printable number chart 1-100 for kids! It’s great for teaching basic counting, number recognition skills, and much more.
Teaching your child the 123s is just as important as teaching the ABCs. While the ABCs build pre-writing and pre-reading skills, the 123s are a crucial pre-math skill. If you’re on board and looking for fun and frugal (or dare I say, free) learning tools, look no further!
I like this printable number chart to 100 because it is free, simple, and versatile. In fact, with just a smidge of creativity you can invent a variety of entertaining and interactive activities that will educate your child! (I’ll provide an example in a sec.)
However, this number chart for kids can also simply serve as a reference guide. If your child has moved beyond tracing and is now attempting to write numbers free-hand, having this simple number chart up to 100 can be a useful visual reference. For example, which way does the seven (7) face?
Tip: If you’re using this as a number chart for kindergarten or preschool, in other words, with children who are just getting acquainted with those 123s, you may not want to use the whole number chart to 100. Instead, consider taking this printable and cutting it into strips. Doing so will allow you to present your kid with just a few numbers (ten) at a time, and possibly make the concept less overwhelming. 🙂
Bonus: If you’re also working on the ABCs at this time, consider snagging this ABC chart printable for kids to go along with this number chart!
Let’s take a closer look at the two versions of the printable number chart for kids as well as some fun ideas for how to use them!
Black and White Free Printable Number Chart 1-100
The first variation of the number chart for kids is in black and white. It has ten rows and each row contains ten numbers. I like this option if you need to print a lot of copies and don’t want to use up a lot of color ink; however, if using this as a kindergarten or preschool number chart for reference the colorful option (see below) may be more inviting.
Bonus: If you’re using this printable as a kindergarten or preschool number chart (in other words, as an introductory tool to the 123s), there are a few other printables that may come in handy. Be sure to check out:
Colorful Free Printable Number Chart 1-100
This colorful number chart for kindergarten or preschool is identical to the first number chart 1-100 in terms of structure. It simply offers a more vibrant (colorful) appearance that may be more appealing. This isn’t just a printable number chart for kindergarten and preschool though….
You an also use this printable to challenge older kids; for instance, use it as a prime number chart or composite number chart worksheet. As a refresher, a prime number chart would include numbers that can only be produced by multiplying that number by one; for example, five is a prime number because the only way to produce five is by multiplying 5×1. A composite number chart on the other hand would include any number that is not a prime number. To make this a prime number chart or composite number chart worksheet just have your child go through and circle all the prime or composite numbers.
Bonus: The 123s and ABCs aren’t the only things printables can help with! Here are some of my other favorite printables to use with kids:
Idea for the Free Printable Number Chart 1-100
As already mentioned there are a lot of things you can do with this kindergarten or preschool number chart for kids … you just need to get a little creative. One idea that I love is to create a sort of BINGO game. Don’t worry, this will work even if it’s just you and your kid. Here’s how you could set it up:
- Print the number chart 1-100.
- Decide if you want to use the whole sheet or maybe just a section of it based on your kid’s skill level. (If you’re playing this game with more than one child you could cut the printable in half (either vertically or horizontally so they don’t have the same numbers.)
- Draw numbers, at random, and challenge your kid to find them on the printable. Depending on your child’s familiarity with the 123s, either just say the number aloud, so they have to associate the word with the visual, or actually show them the number so they can visually match it.
- Once your child has matched five numbers in a row they win!
What other fun games and activities can you come up with for this printable number chart 1-100? Share your ideas in the comments!