Fun Math at Home

Fun Math at Home

Keep your kids’ math skills sharp – without screen time!

We’ve taken our engaging, research-proven after-school math activities and presenting them here for families to use. Our mission is to make kids love math like dessert, so here’s your big chance! Check out our collection of hands-on math activities and videos below:


Quick Hits

Flying Objects

Flying Objects
Art Prep: 10 mins
Math Play: 10-15 mins
# of Kids: 1 or 2
What’s the math?
measurement, basic operations

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Gaga Over Graphs

Gaga Over Graphs
Time: 15-30 mins
# of Kids: 1 or 2
What’s the math?
grouping, bar graphing

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Pirate Treasure Hunt

Pirate Treasure Hunt
Art Prep: 20-25 mins
Math Play: 30-45 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
plotting coordinates

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Pixel-palooza

Pixel-palooza
Time: 20-30 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
basic operations, area and perimeter, scale

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Rock 'n' Roll Bingo

Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
Time: 10-20 mins
# of Kids: 2 +
What’s the math?
basic operations

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Rock 'n' Roll Hops

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hops
Time: 10-20 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
counting by multiples

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Shape Shuffle

Shape Shuffle
Time: 5-10 mins, or more
# of Kids: 1
What’s the math?
spacial reasoning

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Star Power

Star Power
Art Prep: 30-45 mins
Math Play: 5-10 mins during art; 5-10 mins after that
# of Kids: 1
What’s the math?
geometry, symmetry, linear measurement

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Walk This Way

Walk This Way
Time: 20-30 mins
# of Kids: 2 +
What’s the math?
coding

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Take Flight

Take Flight
Time: 20-25 mins
# of Kids: 1
What’s the math?
symmetry, measurement

More S'Mores

More S’Mores
Time: 15-20 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
basic operations, area, geometry

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Whatever Floats Your Boat
Time: 20-25 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
weight, comparison, money (bonus)

Stand Tall!

Stand Tall!
Time: 10 mins
# of Kids: 1
What’s the math?
measurement

Funky Fractals

Funky Fractals
Time: 15-30 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
fractal patterns, geometry

Wacky Water Race

Wacky Water Race
Time: 20-25 mins
# of Kids: 2 or 3
What’s the math?
measurement, volume

Trail Mix & Munch

Trail Mix & Munch
Time: 15-30 mins
# of Kids: 1 or 2
What’s the math?
counting, measurement, fractions

Triple-Triple Tic-Tac-Toe

Triple-Triple Tic-Tac-Toe
Time: 10-15 mins
# of Kids: 2
What’s the math?
logic, multiplication

Get a Jump on It

Get a Jump on It
Time: 10-15 mins
# of Kids: 1 or 2
What’s the math?
basic operations

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction
Time: 10-15 mins
# of Kids: 1
What’s the math?
compounding, measurement, comparisons

Time of Your Life

Time of Your Life
Art Prep: 10 mins
Math Play: 25-30 mins
# of Kids: 2 +
What’s the math?
telling time, understanding units of time

Beach Ball Party

Beach Ball Party
Art Prep: 10 mins
Math Play: 10 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
basic operations

Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry

Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry
Time: 10-15 mins, or more
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
geometric shapes, pattern recognition

Two Parts Chocolate

Two Parts Chocolate
Time: 15-30 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
ratios

Tricks of the Eye

Tricks of the Eye
Time: 30 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
linear measurement, estimation

Terrifically Twisted Tangrams

Terrifically Twisted Tangrams
Time: 15-30 mins
# of Kids: 1
What’s the math?
spacial reasoning

Funny Money

Funny Money
Time: 25-30 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
units of money, counting by multiples, simple combinatorials

Knockin' Hockey

Knockin’ Hockey
Art Prep: 10-15 mins
Math Play: 10-15 mins
# of Kids: 1 or 2
What’s the math?
subtraction, place value

Deep Dives

Venn There, Done That

Venn There, Done That
Art Prep: 5 mins
Math Play: 30 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
sets, Venn diagrams

Crazy 8s Race

Crazy 8s Race
Art Prep: 30 mins
Math Play: 40-50 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
basic operations, multiples of 8

Daring Darts

Daring Darts
Art Prep: 30 mins
Math Play: 30-40 mins
# of Kids: 1 +
What’s the math?
basic operations, number recognition, number value

 


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