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DIY Math Summer Camp Theme for Elementary Kids

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Summer camps can get expensive, so why not make your own? Grab your kids, grab some friends, and host this super-fun at-home math camp filled with DIY math summer camp activities and learn while having fun.

This is a fun DIY summer camp theme that your kids will remember long after the math summer camp has ended.

Depending on your schedule, you can do one lesson a week, or have a whole week filled with at-home math learning and fun.

Don’t be surprised if your kids beg to do math after attending this fun math summer camp right in their own backyards.

Math doesn't have to be boring! Use these fun math camp ideas to make your own DIY math summer camp at home! These ideas for math camp will help you make a better math camp for kids and your kids will love these summer camp math activities that will give you plenty of summer camp ideas for teachers and parents. #stem #stemed #summercamp #summerfun #mathactivities #math #handsonlearning

Add these fun ideas for math camp to build the perfect elementary math camp at home or in a summer day camp!

Summer camps can get expensive, so why not make your own? Grab your kids, grab some friends, and host this super-fun at-home math camp filled with math camp activities and learn while having fun.

Add these math summer camp challenges to your list of fun math activities for kids!

You’ll also want to check out the ultimate list of summer STEM activities and the ultimate list of summer science experiments. 

Summer Math Camp Activities

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Use these math camp activities to make your very own DIY math summer camp! This math camp is designed for kids between third and fifth grade, but you can also adapt it to work for slightly older or younger kids.

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Math Summer Camp Games and Activities for Kids

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Whatever the ages of the children at your math camp, the goal is to make math fun and exciting, rather than just the same bland math activities they may be used to at home.

While you will be going over math concepts to strengthen their math skills, you also want to include some fun hands-on math activities as well.

Think creatively and outside the box when planning your math summer camp for kids. The more art and color you can use for some math exercises, the better.

Do as many math challenges using the body or going outside to do math in a 3D environment.

These summer camp ideas for teachers and parents include fun math activities that will make your kids summer math camp enjoyable as well as educational.

And a big part of any summer camp is snacks, so I’ve also included a fun math-themed snack for each day of the camp!

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Sample Schedule for Math Camp for Elementary Students

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Your camp can either run for half a day, or a full day, depending on your availability. These camp samples are ideal for a five-hour camp taking place one day a week for five days. You can also have math camp once a week for each week in the summer, if you don’t want the intensity of a five-day camp.

Use the activities however they work for you, just remember to keep things fun!

Use the sample schedule included, or create your own!

This is the schedule we used when we’ve done at home summer camps:

Arrival: Free exercise

Session 1: Lesson

Session 2: Activity

Session 3: Snack

Session 4: Craft

Session 5: Playtime

Feel free to modify the schedule and activities to fit the interests of your children.

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Keep reading for a list of math camp activities kids will love!

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How to Host a DIY Math Summer Camp

Follow these schedule ideas for hosting your own DIY math summer camp!

Math Summer Camp Day 1: Addition and Subtraction

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Arrival: Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

Lesson Plan: Addition and Subtraction Lesson

Activity:  Strawberry addition clip cards 

Craft: Composing Numbers Flowers

Snack: Cookie Dominoes

Game:  Adding to 10 Game

Math Summer Camp Day 2: Multiplication and Division

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Arrival: Multiplication Arrays 

Lesson Plan: Multiplication and Division

Activity:  Multiplication Roll and Write

Craft: DIY Abacus

Snack: Skittles Patterns

Game: Multiplication Dice Game 

Math Summer Camp Day 3: Geometry

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Arrival: Playing with Geometiles 

Lesson Plan: Geometry Lesson Plan

Activity:  Geometry 3D Challenge Cards

Craft: 3D Shapes

Snack: Pretzel Shapes

Game: Infinity Tiles Game

Math Summer Camp Day 4: Fractions

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Arrival: Fraction Bump

Lesson Plan: Fraction Lesson Plan

Activity:  Lemonade Fractions 

Craft: Fraction Art 

Snack:  Edible Apple Fractions

Game: Fraction Bingo

Math Summer Camp Day 5: Money

Keeping math skills boosted in the summer doesn't have to be boring! Use these ideas to make your own DIY math summer camp at home!

Arrival: Soup Can Monkey Worksheet 

Lesson Plan: Money Lesson Plan

Activity:  Don’t Break the Bank Money Game

Craft: Design a Coin 

Snack:  Gold Oreo “Coins”

Game: Play Store 

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