Multiplication Chart (Free Printable)

Before kids completely memorize multiplication tables, having a quick reference on hand is essential.  That’s why I created this free printable multiplication chart. Kids can keep it on their desk or in their notebook, ready when they need it.   Learning multiplication tables is such a critical skill in the elementary years. In our house, we’ve played lots of multiplication games. Our favorite one...

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Multiplication Games ~ Learn Times Tables While You Move

We love to play math games around here and these multiplication games have been used over and over again in our house. I first shared the idea of Multiplication High Fives here, then decided to take it to the next level and create a downloadable multiplication chart and High Five template. This method has been so effective in getting math facts to stick for my kids. I hope you’ll find it useful as well.  High Five Math...

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Ultimate List of Hands On Math for Kindergarten Through 6th Grade

Step out of the workbooks and into hands-on, whole-body math learning with this ultimate list of math activities. ¬†From kindergarten to 6th grade, we have ideas here for so many of the math concepts kids learn in those elementary to beginning middle school years. We have new hands on math ideas posted here regularly on Creekside Learning. Make sure you sign up for our twice-per-month newsletter so you don’t miss a single one!...

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Counting to 100 Scavenger Hunt with Free Printables

One of our kindergarten math activities this year is counting to 100 and doing it in a way that is fun and gets our bodies moving. Whole-body learning activities are always a hit for my active kids, so I made these Valentine numbers. They are also great for incorporating into 100 Days of School activities.    Setting Up the “Count to 100″ Scavenger Hunt I hid these in groups of 24 (since there’s 12 per...

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Fractions Activities with Oreo Cookies

There are so many fun ways to introduce fractions activities. Think of all the possibilities. There’s food that can be divided, like pie, pizza, loaves of bread, granola bars, etc.. There’s play dough and clay and even LEGOs.  Really endless, those possibilities.  Here’s a fun way to introduce the concept of fractions to kindergarten and preschool aged kids.  For young preschoolers, we...

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Kindergarten Math Activities – Flying LEGO Mini-Figs

I’m always looking for great kindergarten math activities for my six-year-old, so I was really impressed when my ten-year-old came up with this flying LEGO mini-fig game for his little brother using his stomp rockets. Stomp rockets are one of our favorite indoor toys and this activity was perfect for a bad-weather day.  Once the boys got the rockets and LEGO guys set up, they started measuring for distance, which...

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