## Math Games for Kids

Make math experiences fun with these Math Games, organized by age from Toddlers to Age 6. Early Toddler   DIY Baby Abacus   Roll and Count (Early Toddler Game) Count and Sort Preschool   Wonder Pets Dice Game (printable)     DIY Bottle Top Counting Cards   Parking Lot Number Practice Roll a ____ Dice Games …

## Patterns

An ice cube tray is great for introducing patterns. We used plastic bears for our pattern “game”, but you can use anything you have on hand – blocks, crackers (cheese it, ritz, cheese it, ritz), beads, etc. I put bears in an AB pattern in the top row (red, yellow, red, yellow). AB patterns …

## Counting Practice with Pretend Play

Learning with little ones happens ALL of the time, EVERY day! As sat down with N and the colored rice, N wanted to “cook” and I realized just how much she was learning during counting practice with pretend play. Isn’t it amazing how different children’s personalities can be?! When B was 3 he was interested …

## Everyday Math Games

On weekday afternoons, I tutor elementary students out of my home.  M is always fascinated by this and begs to be “tutored” too.  Last week, I had an unexpected cancellation and called in M as my next student instead. She was thrilled. I grabbed a handful of index cards, a marker, and a box of paperclips. …

## Money War – Coins

We’ve sorted coins, found out how many are in a dollar, and now we are playing Money War! How to Play: *Start with the same coins in two different cups (one cup for each player). The coins we used for each player are pictured above (totally random). *Then play the game just like war. Without …

## The Bean Game (Combinations of 10)

The Bean Game is a fun way to experience combinations of 10. This game is easy to prepare and simple to play, yet provides hours of fun!     Materials: a cup 10 lima beans sharpie marker   Preparation: Color one side of each bean black   How to Play: Shake your beans in your …

## Roll and Count Part 2

Yesterday, I featured a Roll and Count game that you could make and today I wanted to show you a different style mat for the same game.   Use a dot stamper or circle stickers to make this game mat with numbers 1 to 6 (for one die) or 7 to 12 (for two dice). …

## Roll and Count

Use a dot stamper or circle stickers to make this Roll and Count game mat with numbers 1 to 6. If you are making more than one mat, mix up the formations and don’t put the numbers in order.   How to Play: Roll the die and put the corresponding number of counters in the …

## Math Water Bag

This Math Water Bag activity combines math and listening skills.   I drew a line down the middle of a ziplock bag and filled the bag with water and 5 beads. I would say “Can you put 1 bead on this side and 4 beads on the other side?” This activity introduces and enforces the …

## Candy Bar Graph

Yes, these are heart candies from Valentine’s Day! =) I can’t pass up a good deal. You can also make a candy bar graph with m&ms, fruity cheerios, gummy bears, fruit snacks, etc. Simply take a piece of paper and label the colors and begin to sort and organize the colors into a bar graph. …