The last thing your child will probably want to do during Summer break is Math work. I’m sure they would much rather lay on a couch and enjoy television, tablets or their computers. Liesl Den of Parents.com came up with 4 fun activities for your kids to do during this break that will get them out of the house, be active, have fun and keep Math on their minds.
Math Sponge Toss: If it’s getting warm where you live, the kids might enjoy this activity. We hung math problems up on the garage door with painters tape. The kids took turns trying to SPLAT their card. If they hit the card AND solved it correctly, they got to take it down from the wall. As you can see, the kids each had their own color and their problems were different since they’re covering different things. You could even include your little ones by including cards with just a number, letter or shape (square, triangle, etc.).
Math Fact Hopscotch: We drew a hopscotch game and then put two numbers in the double squares. The kids had to either add (for ED) or multiply (for DD and LD) the numbers before they jumped on the number. They raced through as fast as they could once while I kept time. To “win” they had to beat their own time the second time through.
Math Bulls-eye Game: We created a bulls-eye with chalk. The outer numbers were drawn in green, the inner numbers in pink. The kids had to try to get a pom-pom on each color. They added or multiplied those numbers together. If they landed on one of each color they got a point and if they got the answer correct they also got a point.
Math 5-Minute Relay Race: For this race, I made up cards ahead of time so that LD did percentage or fraction problems while DD did multiplication/division and ED practiced addition. The kids had to work together to get as many problems correct in five minutes as they could. They took turns running up the hill, grabbing a problem from their pile, solving it before crossing the finish line and tagging the next person to play. They LOVED, LOVED this activity!! We did this three times before I called it quits — and we played it again the next day too!