Free printable games to play together with children to improve their maths skills.
There are so many simple hands-on games to play to improve your children's understanding of beginning math concepts. Perfect for learning at school or at home, these printable games need only one or two resources to play but will improve a young child's understanding of number.
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As an Early Childhood teacher I know young children need plenty of practice before some maths concepts are understood. Over the past few years I've created some quick to set up maths games that can easily be added to math centres for independent exploration or played in pairs by whole classes.
These missing numeral cards have been ideal for children learning to count and helps build their recognition skills. Add magnetic numbers or create your own number counters like I have with some beach stones.
Teaching the correct formation of numerals is sometimes forgotten in classrooms. We teach formal handwriting but don't always spend a lot of time on numbers. This printable 'Race to Trace' game is a fun way to practice handwriting whilst also learning to subitise and take turns if playing with someone else.
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We love using old loom bands (remember that craze from a few years ago) to build number. Perfect for building up those small hand muscles.
Using hole punches to make the correct number is another great way to build fine motor skills while also practicing counting.
Working on addition to ten is a good way to start exploring number bonds with young children. Create your own flip blocks from cardboard or you can purchase small blocks with different colours on each side.
Using maths tools like ten frames in the Early Years helps children organise their thinking.
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Here we paired them with our FREE Say It, Make It, Write It mats. You can find the mats here.
You can grab all of the simple maths games as one FREE download.
This is an A4 PDF file, you will need Adobe Acrobat or similar PDF reading software to open the file.
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