We are only doing a light amount of school work at the moment, but I want to keep some of their math facts and skills fresh. Here are some math games I made to play with the kids. I made them in a patriotic theme since next Thursday is Independence Day, the 4th of July.
My youngest is practicing doubling (1+1, 2+2, etc.). My other daughter is practicing squares (3×3, 7×7, etc.) and my son is reviewing some fraction skills (addition, multiplication, etc.) You can either play a quiet game of “math survivor” inside, hide some cards outdoors for a scavenger hunt or play math freeze tag!!
Survivor Math Game: Place the game between you and a partner. Place 2 tokens in front of you. Take turns rolling the die and taking the other person’s token. For example, in the game of doubles if I roll a 4, then I take a token from the 8 on my opponent’s side. She then rolls (6) and takes a token from the 12 on my side. Whoever has a token left wins the game.
Here ED is playing the doubles game:
Patriotic Math Games – Free to Download
There are also a couple pages so my youngest can practice, “what comes between.” I plan to cut these into strips before she does these.
Hope someone finds this helpful. If you do, I’d love to hear from you either here or over at my Homeschool Den Facebook page!