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Fun Hands-On At Home Math Activities and Games

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Math isn’t the most fun subject to do at home, but there are also a lot of fun ways to make math more interesting! Try these at home math activities and keep learning fun while you are stuck at home!

Some of you may not know, but I used to homeschool my oldest daughter. We taught her at home from preschool through fourth grade, and ultimately decided to enroll her in school for fifth grade and beyond.

Our original goals in homeschooling were to help her learn through interest-based learning, so we could do things that she wouldn’t be able to do in school (like coding for kids and a lot more hands-on science at home).

She also has ADHD, and we felt that she would learn best if she was in a less distracting environment.

During our time homeschooling, we found that hands-on math activities for kids is almost as much fun as hands-on science if it’s done right!

Math isn't the most fun subject to do at home, but there are also a lot of fun ways to make math more interesting! Try these at home math activities and keep learning fun while you are stuck at home!

So today, I thought I would share with you some fun at home math activities that you can use at home when the kiddos are cooped up inside.

What is Hands-On Math?

Hands-on math is simply math activities that kids can do at home that use real-world materials.

So, instead of paper and pencil, kids are working with 3D shapes, physical objects, or other hands-on math tools to learn.

These math activities are meant to be fun, so if you find that you’re having to force your kids to do these activities, it may be best to stop the math activity for a while and try again in a day or two, or try a different math activity!

These math activities at home are meant to support whatever your kids are learning in school, so use the resources sent home from your child’s teacher as a guide for what topics to choose.

I’ve separated the activities by grade level below, but your child’s teacher may have different learning targets that you’ll find in another grade section.

Supplies for Math at Home

If you’re stuck doing math at home, try these fun math activities to make things a little more fun!

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The Ultimate List of At Home Math Activities for Kids

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If your kids are learning math at home, try these fun hands-on math activities! I’ve divided the activities by grade level so that your kids can have a blast with hands-on math for their age-appropriate group.

I’ve tried to avoid worksheets as much as possible because there are tons of other math worksheet collections out there. I find that my kids really like true hands-on math, which doesn’t involve worksheets at all.

And if you want something screen-based, check out these math apps for kids.

If you want a fun DIY math summer camp, we’ve got that too!

Math Activities for Preschoolers

Preschoolers will have a blast with these math activities at home.

Make your own clay number manupulatives.

Make a pattern block heart challenge.

Number hunt sensory bin

Duplo number matching

Fine motor number tray

Kindergarten Math Activities

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Kindergarten kids will have a blast with these math projects at home.

Apple Number Match Clip Cards

Bug bingo cards

Domino number matching

Play dough math smash

Craft stick geometric shapes

1st Grade Math Activities

Try these first grade math activities at home!

Strawberry addition and subtraction clip cards

Counting bear word problems

3D geometric shapes

Addition clouds

Skip counting with socks

2nd Grade Math Activities

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Second graders will love these math activities at home.

Make your own play store

Uno math game

Make 10 card game

Place value beanbag toss

Skip counting hopscotch

3rd Grade Math Projects at Home

Third grade is a fun time for math. Try these fun math activities for third grade!

Lemonade fraction clip cards

Fraction art project

Dice multiplication game

Jenga division

Lego fraction game

4th Grade Math Activities

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4th graders will love doing these hands-on math activities. 4th Grade Math Activities are more fun than you might think!

Peeps multiplication and division (you can use any candy)

Make a mobius strip

Cute math games for 4th grade

LEGO area and perimeter

STEM Math Activities for 5th Grade

5th graders will have a fun time doing these hands-on math activities.

Area and perimeter house building challenge

Oreo fractions

Multiple digit multiplication game

Equivalent fraction game

Decimal place value card game

Fun Math Activities for Middle School

Middle schoolers love math games, too! Try these fun math activities for middle school at home.

Dice probability challenge

Probability knock out game

Distributive property game

Equivalent ratios matching game

More middle school math games

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