You may not realise it, but opportunities to pick up a few math skills while having fun with the kids are abundant.
Whether it’s practicing fractions while baking or working on geometry with blocks, there are tons of math-centric activities you can do at home with your little ones. Here are our top 5 ways to sneak a little math into playtime.
- Make a geometric shapes garland. Use the free templates to fold all kinds of 3D shapes out of colourful paper. Have fun stacking and building, then string them all up to make a pretty garland.
- Play “Roll to a Hundred”. Dice play is an easy way to build counting skills and this homemade game looks like a surefire hit with kiddos.
- Measure the house. Turn an ordinary scavenger hunt into a math adventure with free lists of things to measure around the house using either a ruler or measuring tape. (Bonus: there’s a link to a counting around the house printable too.)
- Do some Lego Math. This is definitely the most exciting “math worksheet” we’ve ever seen.
- Make a math activity bag. With little more than a few pipe cleaners and beads, you can put together a fun math activity bag that’s perfect for restaurants, road trips, or rainy days inside.
That’s our top 5, how do you try to incorporate math at home?