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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Ultimate List of Math Activities for 5th Grade & 6th Grade

Workbooks have their place but often, I think,  their best use is to give me guidance and inspiration as to what my kids need to learn next. When my kids are in the master-a-concept stage, hands on activities (even whole body activities) help them grasp the concepts much faster than a pile of worksheets. As we move on to the next level of learning, gathering a group of activities that I can pull from each day has been a big help....

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Fractions Activities for Kindergarten and Preschool

Need a super simple way to introduce math concepts through play? Here are some fractions activities for kindergarten and preschool aged kids using LEGOS.  We used our Quatro blocks to make some fraction towers. For young preschoolers begin with the concept of whole and half.  Work up from there based on each individual child’s readiness.  Next come the concepts of thirds, quarters and...

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