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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 “aren’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!

The best math games and activities for kids.

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!

Fun Math for Kids Learning Shapes

Fun Math for Kids Learning to Count

Fun Math For Kids: The Best Math Games And Activities

Counting to Ten Activities

Greater Than, Less Than Math Activities

Counting to 100

Learning Place Value

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

Fraction Games and Activities for Kids

Statistics Math Games for Kids

Geometry Fun for Kids

More Advanced Math Fun for Kids

Math Games for Kids

Math Tips for Parents and Educators

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:

This book is an incredible resource for parents and educators looking for tools to develop literacy and math through play.

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.

math activities for children that can be done at home

More Hands On Learning Activities for Kids

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

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? 

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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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

  1. 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.

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