When my daughter was just going into kindergarten she loved math, but I had a hard time finding material that worked well for her, so I created various materials for her. Today, I’m going to share a 10-page Math Challenge Math Packet with you that may work for your 4 to 6-year old.
What kinds of things are in the Math Challenge Packet? Counting (legs, candy, eyes, etc.!), graphing and grouping problems, odd/even, an introduction to skip counting (2s, 10s), patterns, coins (penny/nickel), clock face, calendar, reasoning problems and things like that.
When my daughter was that around 4 or so, we used to chant by 10s each evening when she brushed her teeth. She could count orally 10, 20, 30, etc. and then began working on writing those.
She also worked quite a bit on “what comes after” and “what comes before.”
We had her starting to memorize her phone number and also talked a lot about safety (and dialing 9 1 1 in an emergency). That’s what the “cell phone” page was for!
I hope your kids enjoy working through these types of problems, as much as my kids did!
Remember, if your child doesn’t understand something, help him/her out or just move on to the next problem!
If your child enjoys this, I would love to hear from you! ~Liesl
Download the free Math Challenge Packet here!
30+ page packet including 16 game boards
Why learn the number families? Knowing their fact families helps a lot as kids start to work on their subtraction facts. They know that 6+7=13, so 13-7 becomes easy! These games help kids learn their math facts in a fun way! My kids always begged to play “just one more game!”
We have a Pirate Math Packet that might be of interest:
And, you might also want to check out our Pet Packet and Game:
Math Ladder Game (Free Printable) A game for practicing math facts.
You might also want to check out some of our science materials. We had *so* much fun with science at this age. Early Elementary Science
And, if you are creating your own homeschool curriculum, you might want to check out this free resource packet (I have free resource guide for Gr 2-3 as well and hope to finish the Gr. 4-5 one soon!): Creating a Homeschool Curriculum-Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Happy Homeschooling! ~Liesl