15 Active Math Games and Activities for Kids Who Love To Move

  1. Math Tag: Turn a game of tag into a math challenge by assigning numbers to each player. When someone is tagged, they have to solve a math problem based on their assigned number.
  2. Number Hopscotch: Create a hopscotch board with numbers instead of squares. Kids can practice their number recognition and basic arithmetic skills as they jump from one number to another.
  3. Math Relay Races: Divide the kids into teams and set up a relay race where they have to solve math problems before passing the baton. The team that finishes first with the correct answers wins.
  4. Math Scavenger Hunt: Hide math problems around the house or yard and let the kids find them. They have to solve each problem before moving on to the next clue.
  5. Counting Jump Rope: While jumping rope, have the kids count each jump. This helps with counting skills and improves coordination.
  6. Fraction Freeze Dance: Play a freeze dance game where the kids have to freeze in a certain fraction pose when the music stops. They can practice identifying and visualizing fractions while having fun.
  7. Shape Simon Says: Play a game of Simon Says using shapes instead of actions. For example, “Simon says touch a triangle” or “Simon says find a square in the room.”
  8. Math Relay Obstacle Course: Set up an obstacle course with math problems at each station. The kids have to solve the problem to move on to the next station.
  9. Measurement Twister: Use a Twister mat and attach measurement labels to each circle. Kids have to place their hands or feet on the correct measurement based on the instructions given.
  10. Math Balloon Pop: Write different math problems on balloons and let the kids solve them by popping the balloon with the correct answer.
  11. Math Bowling: Set up a bowling game using empty water bottles as pins. Each pin has a number on it, and the kids have to add up the numbers to score points.
  12. Skip Counting Hopscotch: Create a hopscotch board where each square has skip-counting numbers. Kids have to skip count as they jump from one square to another.
  13. Equation Limbo: Play a game of Limbo, but instead of a limbo bar, use an equation strip. Kids have to solve the equation to pass under it.
  14. Math Relay Beach Ball: Write math problems on a beach ball and have the kids toss the ball to each other. Whoever catches it has to solve the problem before tossing it to the next person.
  15. Math Musical Chairs: Set up a game of musical chairs, but instead of removing chairs, remove math cards with problems on them. When the music stops, the kids have to solve the problem on their cards.

These active math games and activities are perfect for kids who love to move. By incorporating physical movement into math learning, children can have fun while strengthening their math skills. So get ready to jump, run, and solve math problems!