Making Math Fun: 15 Activities & Game to Play with Your Kids!
Now that we’re back in the swing of things, I thought I would post all these ideas again. I shared them originally in my series about “How to Start Homeschooling,” but all of these are fun for seasoned homeschoolers too!!
Math can be so fun! What can you do to make math come alive? Go into detail about measuring cups when you bake and cook. Incorporate math in the grocery store. For example, estimate the total or figure out the sale price if an item is 10% off. Play games outdoors that test math facts. Play board games and card games.
Here are some of the math activities we’ve enjoyed in our homeschool:
Math Monster Tag: For practicing math facts
Ultimate Math Board Game: A printable version of the board game above.
Make a Math Lapbook: PreK, K — Free Printable at this post.
Take it To the Dump: Have the kids make ten and find matching cards such as 5+5, 4+6. Or as they get older “make 12” or “make 15.”
Interactive Place Value Activities (Links to free printables at this post.)
Math Chains: Just a different way to practice skip counting or coins
Measurement Man Learning about gallons, quarts, pints and cups
A List of Free Online Multiplication Games
You might be interested in some of our Multiplication Bundle: (More than 225+ pages; 12 pdfs!)
Learning the Multiplication Facts: As my daughter moved into learning her multiplication facts I looked around for the kind of multiplication practice that would help her. The math book she was using went through the math facts a bit too quickly for her. She needed quite a bit of repetition and wanted bright, colorful worksheets. I wound up making my own sets of practice pages and games. She loved that! Be sure to check out our Multiplication Bundle here: Learning the Multiplication Tables 2s thru 9s.
his is what is included in the bundle:
- 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s (8 Pages) – Bugs, Butterfly and Flowers Theme
- Flower and Bird Theme (25+ pages total) 13 worksheets specifically for learning the 3s; Plus it also has 8 pages of mixed practice for reviewing the 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s.
- Flower and Bird Theme File Folder Games (2s through 6s)
- The 4s Packet has a total of about 25 pages.
- The 9s packet has a total of 19 pages.
- The Bonus 6s Packet is 10 pages. (Only available in this bundle.)
- Multiplication by 7s Packet and Review Pages, 10 pages. (Only available in this bundle.)
- 8s packet (seen above) is 37 pages.
- Mixed Multiplication Practice Pages (9 pages) – (Only available in this bundle.) Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction plus introducing the new skill – double-digit multiplication (a few problems on each page).
- Multiplication (and Division) Review Packet, Ancient Egypt Theme (25+ pages)
- Easter QR Code Reader Multiplication Card Packet (12 pages)
- Multiplication and Division Practice Packet – Doodle Animals (25 pages)
- Plus, there is a growing packet of Seasonal Math multiplication and division activities! (Valentines, St. Patrick’s Day… soon to be followed by Easter & Spring pages). I plan to added new-themed activities throughout the coming year.
What order did my daughter learn her math facts? 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 6s and 7s (because those skip counting songs were easy for her!), 4s, 9s, 8s.
Here are some of the 4s pages:
Here are a couple other pictures of the various games and activities:
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