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# Fun Math For Kids: The Best Math Games And Activities

A collection of the best math games and activities – fun math for kids that will keep them curious and learning. Hands on math you can do at home with everyday materials you already have in your house. Learn how to teach math at home and how to encourage a love of math.

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Understanding math is an incredibly valuable life skill, but all too often it is a dreaded subject in school. This culture of fear of math in the United States is so strong that even students in advanced university math courses feel that they “arenâ€™t actually any good at math”. I am a big fan of Carol Dweck‘s growth mindset research. I also think that we see math as a serious subject, when, in fact, it can be a lot of fun. Children who see the fun of math are much more likely to engage curiously in math lessons in school. Today I’m sharing some fun math games and activities that will keep kids curious and even laughing and smiling as they develop math skills. Raising kids who love math is possible for any family!

## Fun Math Games And Activities for Kids

I’ve divided my fun math for kids activities into sections. Check them all out to figure out which activities and games are best for your family!

### Math Manipulatives

Simple math manipulatives are one of the most powerful math education tools out there! Here are some of our favorites:

Here’s a great post on making your own math manipulative kit.

## Preschool Math Learning Activities

For parents looking for playful math activities for young children, this ebook is a great resource:

I contributed to the book, along with some of my favorite early education bloggers. The activities provide a tiny bit of structure in a playful environment where children can explore early literacy and numeracy skills.

## More Hands On Learning Activities for Kids

Todayâ€™s post is Day 3 in a 10 day series. Click on the image below to find more hands on learning activities for kids!

Do you know of a favorite fun math for kids activity or game that should be on this list?

##### MaryAnne Kochenderfer

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

### 6 thoughts on “Fun Math For Kids: The Best Math Games And Activities”

1. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

I am a big fan of growth mindset, but not a big fan of a twisted interpretation of it coming from Stanford :) Basically, Jo Boaler says that nobody is gifted in math, it’s all just exposure. While exposure is important (and you have great ideas for it in this post), I beg to differ and say that some kids see more fun in math than others.