I try to build in extra numeracy and literacy to our activities wherever possible, even it’s just something as simple as a bit of counting as we go along, but making a specific maths game is even more fun. Maths games are especially great for children who might not like maths or struggle with a particular topic.
I’ve put together a collection of our favourite maths games and activities that are perfect for turning into a maths game or for adding a little extra maths learning into the day.
Easy Maths Games for Kids
Use hula hoops to demonstrate venn diagrams. This is a great hands-on way to help kids visualise how Venn diagrams work.
Try some printing with LEGO, try making patterns or counting the number of prints?
Practice writing numbers or simple sums on ice. Ice is a lovely and slightly different surface to write on adding a different dimension to learning.
We love how the Imagination Tree counts and measures with DUPLO bricks.
Learn about bar charts with LEGO. Sorting sweets makes this activity extra special.
We loved writing numbers and simple sums with fizzy paint.
We used a Cat in the Hat sensory tray to work on number bonds by removing hats with numbers which added up to 10.
A teddy zip wire is great for recording times. Children can then work out the average times or the difference between times for different gradients.
Make a magnet maze and ask child has to follow numbers in the correct order to complete the maze.
Practice measuring with our easy Pokemom Catapults.
Find out who can get a homemade shooter to travel the furthest? Ask the children to use different items to measure the distance travelled.
Red Ted Art has some brilliant nature play ideas, we especially love the stone tower and treasure hunt games.
Create a magnet sensory bottle and ask children to count how many coins they can find.
Learn about time and practice counting with this heart rate activity.
This hungry monster math game is super cute from Inspiration Laboratories.
Make a metre ruler using DUPLO or find out how many DUPLO bricks tall you are?
How about a bug hunt and some measuring practice in the garden?
Work together as a team to find the tallest tree?
We love this muffin counting game from Rainy Day Mum.
Set up a maths at home box so your little ones can explore whenever they want.
This snowman math game is super cute from Rainy Day Mum.
We’ve also got some fun ideas for learning about capacity and volume with lava lamps and density jars.
Do you have any other maths games ideas for us?