10 Interesting Math Activities For Kids

Math Activities For Kids

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Is your child learning the concept of math? Does she understand basic concepts, but she needs your help to complete her assignments? Are you looking for some fun ways to further her interest in the subject? If you said yes, then look no further. Read our post and learn some amazing kids math activities that will help her have a stronger grasp of math. Here are ten of the best and fun math activities for kids, that will help him become a little math genius:

1. Pass It On:

You Will Need:

  • 5 dice
  • A small bowl or cup
  • 5 coins for each player

How To:

  • Let the children take turns rolling the dice. If a child rolls a 1, he has to put one coin in the bowl. For 2, he has to pass on a coin to the player sitting to the right. For 3, he has to pass a penny to the player on the left. For 4, 5 or 6 he does not need to do anything.
  • Each player has to roll the dice, according to the number of coins they have. For example, if your child has two coins she will roll the dice twice at one g
    o. If a child does not have any coins, he can remain in the game and wait for coins.
  • The game continues until one child gets all the coins.

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2. Chase The Leprechaun:

You Will Need:

  • A lost leprechaun grid for each player
  • Two or more children

How To:

  • Help the children understand the concept of coordinates on the leprechaun grid. Every intersection is identified by a number ‘across’ (x-axis) and the other one ‘up or down’ (y-axis). Also help them get familiar with the compass rose that is part of the grid page.
  • Choose one child as the leader for the round. The leader has to write a shamrock on one coordinate without showing the others. The other children have to guess where the shamrock is.
  • All children have to start at the 0.0 point. They have to share the grid and guess the coordinates where the shamrock (leprechaun) could be. They need to record each guess on the page to keep a track.
  • The leader will provide a clue for each guess, and the players have to write those down. The clues can only be given as a compass direction.
  • The child who figures out the directions and the coordinates fastest will be able to locate the leprechaun and be the winner.

3. Ice Cream Addition:

You Will Need:

  • A dice
  • Pencil
  • Blank paper and crayons
  • Ice cream worksheet: You can make it at home. Draw an image of an ice cream cone with a scoop on top. You will need to write the numbers 2 to 12 from bottom to top in grids
  • Teach her the word addend which means the numbers that have to be added
  • Teach her the word sum that means the number obtained by adding certain numbers

How To:

  • Hand an ice cream worksheet to each child. The first child rolls a dice twice. He has to write down both the numbers on the paper and calculate the sum. For example, if he rolled 3 and 4, the sum will be 7. He now has to color the number 7 on the worksheet.
  • Each child gets a turn to write out the addition problem and reach the sum, and then color it. The first child who can color his entire cone of ice cream is the winner.

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4. Measurement Scavenger Hunt:

You Will Need:

  • 6 to 10 paper strips in different lengths. Label them as letters or numbers
  • Blank and unlined sheets of paper
  • Pencil
  • Computer – optional

How To:

  • Create a chart on the paper with boxes that are big enough to write down the names of few items. Label each box as per the labels on the paper strips.
  • Ask your child to take each strip and take it around the house. She has to locate objects that are the same length as the strip of paper. Show her how she can measure something using those strips. She also has to record each item on the chart in the proper grid.