Place Value Activities for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade

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We use a lot of games and activities to get out of the workbook pages and learn basic math concepts. Here are some great place value activities for 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade and beyond.

Use your whole body to play the Stomp It! Place Value Game. This was so easy to set up. In fact, having the kids help me set this up was a big part of the learning experience.

stomp it! place value math game

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Base Ten Blocks. This is one of our favorite math manipulative sets.  We’ve gotten a lot of use out of this, from preschool grouping by 5’s and 10’s to 1st and 2nd grade learning the place of ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. 

place value activities

Any video game that has a scrolling counter.  My son pointed out to me that he first began to understand the concept of place value when he was playing Math Blaster HyperBlast.

place value activities for kids

 

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