‘Math Fun’

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Swashbucklin’ Sums Printable

September 1, 2014 8:00 am


Ahoy, mateys! Mathbeard be me name, and I’m here to clear up a rumor about the favorite letter of me and me pirate crew. I can understand how ye landlubbers would think our favorite letter is R, but it’s actually the C. Squeak ye mouse below to set sail on these three games when you download our Pirate-able printable.

A-mazing Lego Fun

August 29, 2014 9:00 am


If your kids are like mine, Legos are a huge part of their world. My boys make up games, create worlds for their mini-figures, and build fascinating structures with Legos. Here’s an idea for making a marble maze game using every brick that you can find.

More Math on the Go Road Trip Games

August 27, 2014 9:00 am


Summer is almost over, but there’s still time for one last day at the beach, one last evening barbecue, or one last getaway before school starts! If you’re planning a summer road trip, don’t forget to download our free Math on the Go Printable for some math games to keep the back seat quiet while you drive.

How to Build a House of Cards

August 25, 2014 8:00 am


Everyone loves card games, but it can be difficult to find a card game that everyone wants to play. However, most people are intrigued by the concept of a house of cards. Building a house of cards is challenging and fun, and the resulting structure — no matter how big or small — is a thing of beauty.

Homemade Marshmallows

August 21, 2014 8:00 am


As much as we love sitting around a bonfire with friends and neighbors, we all know the real reason for these gatherings… s’mores! We ate up many bags of marshmallows this summer. Sure, they’re an inexpensive purchase, but did you know they’re easy to make at home?

Make a Braided Duct Tape Bracelet

August 20, 2014 8:00 am


When my kids are bouncing off the walls on a rainy day, I break out the emergency craft supplies. Duct tape is one of my go-to items. You can make you can make just about everything with it! One indoor crafting day we made woven duct tape bracelets.

DIY Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs

August 18, 2014 8:00 am


Splash, fizz, and bubble all in the name of dinosaur fun. Kids of all ages adore playing with dinosaurs. Now you can hatch your own dinosaurs at home! Granted, they’re plastic dinos, but they’re safer to play with than the real thing.

Attract Moths to Your Yard with a Special Brew

August 13, 2014 8:00 am


The kids in our lives must wonder why we adults spend so much time and money trying to keep insects away. My son loves to capture insects of all kinds. They’re such fascinating creatures. He can spend hours observing them, and before we know it, he’s named them and declared them his “pets!” Of all the creeping and crawling insects, he’s partial to moths and butterflies. Tell any bug-loving kid that you have a recipe for something that will attract all kinds of moths to your yard and he getst to stay up past dark to observe the results, and you have sure-fire hit on your hands!

Music to your Ears

August 11, 2014 8:00 am


When my boys were toddlers, it seemed like no matter how many fancy xylophones or wooden drums I bought them, they always seemed to gravitate towards our kitchen pantry with all its pots and pans. The neighbors must have cast a dirty look or two towards our house when my little rock musicians started banging on those makeshift drums with their wooden spoons! To preserve my ears and my sanity, as soon as they were old enough to understand the phrase “tap gently”, I let them make music with water glasses.

Join Our #Crazy8sClub Twitter Party!

August 5, 2014 8:32 am


It’s time to kick up our heels and have some fun as we continue to celebrate our newest addition to the Bedtime Math family–The Crazy 8s Math Club! We’ll have awesome prizes and great company (including our #Crazy8sClub team of Ambassadors); it’s pretty much the most fun you can have on Twitter on a Friday night.