What is STEAM without math? If your kids are math obsessed like mine, here are the very best math activities for kids. If you don’t know where to start with teaching your kids math, this is an awesome place to start. Use this set of 28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids posts to excite the kids all year long. Learn using STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) concepts while you beautiful geometric designs, math games, and hands on ideas for your creative kids.
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Math Activities for Kids
Don’t fall for the worksheet trap for math! Hands-on activities help kids really internalize what they’re working on and are a lot more fun. Hands on math ignites learning by adding a kinesthetic part to your kids math skills. When kids work through math facts beyond the worksheets they create building blocks that will last a lifetime.
Math is Fun with These Hands-On Math Activities for Kids
Do you remember any fun art activities you have tried with geometric shapes or creating fun counting games with your kids? That’s hands on math!
Math Fact Building Cards || Left Brain Craft Brain – Kids love practicing math when they get to build with them!
Fish Tessellations || Left Brain Craft Brain – This drawing + math activity is perfect STEAM fun!
Math Painted Coasters Homemade Gift || Left Brain Craft Brain – Make your next DIY gift with geometric painting!
Area and Perimeter City || Teach Beside Me – Wow! This so awesome. I wish this is how I learning about area and perimeter!
10 Awesome Ways to Learn Math by Painting || Left Brain Craft Brain – You know we love art so finding ways of teaching math with paint was easy. Click over to get some ideas!
Origami Friendship Math Quilts || Pink Stripey Socks – I think this is going to be my new hobby! So inviting!
LEGO Movie Superhero Math || iGame Mom – Practice area and perimeter with Lego superheros.
Math Magic Card Tricks || Left Brain Craft Brain – The kids will love wowing the crowd (and themselves!) with these fun math-skill builders.
Creating Math Matters with Golf Tees || Buggy and Buddy – This looks so inviting for your youngest creative kids!
How Kids Can Learn Math by Sewing || Left Brain Craft Brain – Anything hands-on is going to help your kids with math at any grade level. Try it with sewing!
Flower Fractions || Teach Beside Me – Make factions more exciting with colorful flowers.
Pi Day Play Dough || Left Brain Craft Brain – Introduce math concepts with one of my favorite math activities for kids! And who doesn’t love play dough!?!
Rainbow Icosahedron Ball || Teach Beside Me – This is fascinating and not as hard as I thought it would be with a simple template.
This is one of my fave videos for math learning too!
Everyone loves a great math game! Get started learning and get kids excited about practicing math concepts with this awesome set of games!
Money Smarts Math Game for Kids || Left Brain Craft Brain – Money sense is one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids.
Monster Math Drawing Game || Adventure in a Box – This looks like so much fun! Roll and draw to create your own fun monster drawing.
Number Line Games || Still Playing School – Keep those kids moving with this life-sized number line!
Switchgrip Math Game || STEAM Powered Family – Your active kids are going to LOVE this game!
Lego Fraction Games for Kids || JDaniel4’s Mom – Add some math to your next building session to make learning fun.
Math Fact Practice Math Activities for Kids
Every math class I know of practices math facts. It’s a great way to help your kids be confident as they learn higher-level math.
Scratch Off Math Cards || Left Brain Craft Brain – Have you played a scratch-off lottery card before. The same idea only with math facts!
Math Facts Activities with Paper Cups || Fun Learning for Kids – This is about as easy as you can get! Help your kids learn any math facts with a couple of materials you already have at home.
Lego Addition Math Printable Math Activity || Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls – Use that Lego stash for your next addition practice!
Cool Math Activity for Kids || Planning Playtime – I can’t believe how easy this is to put together. Perfect for practicing any math facts for your kids at all grade levels.
Kinetic Sand Math || Left Brain Craft Brain – Put together this simple activity for your youngest STEAM kids to practice simple number sense.
More Math Printables
When you need some quick ideas for teaching math, these free printables can help. If you have a chance to use these along with the other ideas listed in this post you kids are going to thrive!
Lock and Key Addition Puzzles for Kids || Teach Beside Me – Need a little math challenge for the kids? Grab this printable!
Fun Math and Logic for Kids || Teach Mama – I might need to print off a couple of extra sheets for me!
Rainbow Addition Mats || The STEM Laboratory – Such an inviting way to practice addition!
Skip Counting Clip Cards || You’ve Got This Math – These are perfect for your youngest kids that might need a little more fine motor work while they practice number sense.
Fun Math Stuff for Kids
Of course, we love these math activities for kids! Some of our favorites are listed here!
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi – This is an absolutely perfect addition to your STEAM library!
Bedtime Math – Your kids are going to love this bedtime story! There are amazing math-focused adventures parents will love as much as the kids.
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians – Doesn’t this just sound awesome?
Prime Climb || Math for Love – This is the game to have on hand at home! Perfect for a crowd and the kids!
Pizza Fraction Fun Game || Learning Resources – Anyone else have kids obsessed with pizza? Turn the love into learning!
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Hands-on Math Made Fun
Be sure to check out our Loose Parts Math ebook that makes math even more fun with loose parts like pom poms, rocks, and recyclables. This activity book is filled with ideas, activities, and printables that give learning math the hands-on edge. Kids will learn about Counting, Graphing, Patterns, Matching, More or Less, Measurement and Comparison, Colors, Sorting, Addition, Subtraction, and more!
More Hands-On Projects for Kids
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28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids
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