Free Holiday Skip Counting Pages (2s thru 7s)

Monday, December 16th, 2013

I made some Christmas skip counting mazes for my daughter and printed them out for her math notebook.  At the moment she is only work on the 2s, 3s and 5s, but I made other mazes as well since your kids might be ready for more advanced math.

If you find them useful, I’d love to hear from you over at my Homeschool Den Facebook Page!

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• Christmas Math Games (Christmas Cross Off and the Great Grid Game) — to be used with the Christmas Number Cards above.

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Free Christmas Number Cards and Math Games

Monday, December 9th, 2013

There are lots and lots of different cards games you can play during math time.  I made a set of six little cards (0-15) for my daughters this December.  They look like this:

Ages 2-4: If you have a toddler or preschooler you can print out two sets of numbers, cut out one set and have your kids match the numbers on the other (uncut) sheet. You can also use these numbers to go around a game board (Here’s a game board I made for the kids that you can download for free).  You can pull out festive erasers, flip over a card and have you kids count that same amount. As long as you’re having fun, you child will have fun too!

Math War (Ages 5-10): There are also a number of games you can play with cards like these with older kids.  Place all the cards face down in two stacks (one pile for each player). Each player turns a card over. You can play math war…

either by adding two numbers and seeing who has the larger number:

or by multiplying two numbers and seeing who wins the battle with the larger number:

If you have a preschooler, you can also play math war. Simply lay out one card per player and have the child determine which number is greater.

Ages 4-8: You and the kids can play a place value game — to see which player comes up with the largest number (there are two cards in the packet):

Another game for kids learning to add is Make 10 (or 7 or 18…)

Age 2-4: If you have a toddler or a preschooler you can also print out two sets of number cards, cut them up, lay them all out spread out face down on the floor and play memory finding two 3s or two 8s.

Math Spinner Game: The final game is similar to Math War above. Have each player add (or multiply) two numbers [for a younger child just choose one number]. Spin the spinner and see who won!

You can download this free set of Christmas math cards and the games above by clicking on the link or the picture below:

Free Christmas Number Cards and Math Games (13 pages total)

If you found this helpful, I would love to hear from you over at my Homeschool Den Facebook Page.  Hearing from readers is what makes sharing worthwhile!

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Thanksgiving Skip Counting Mazes 2s, 3s, 5s (Free)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Last week my daughter did several skip counting mazes and she asked for more. I whipped a few new sheets together for her… the turkey has to find his lost hat (and not wind up as dinner!). You can move in any direction including diagonally.  If you are interested you can download them and use them with your kids as well!  Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Skip Counting Practice

If you found these helpful, I’d love to hear from you over on my Homeschool Den Facebook Page. That’s also a great place to see if you’ve missed any other previous posts that might be of interest! ~Liesl

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Fall and Thanksgiving Math Packs and Games (Free)

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

I’m always SO grateful for the educators who share their materials for free!  I was looking for some Thanksgiving themed math materials for my kids  and came across a number of free games and printables (most are from TeachersPayTeachers which you need to register (free) to be able to download). We have taken a number of pages for ED’s kindergarten math from Royal Baloo’s Thanksgiving Math Pack

Use a hole puncher to poke out the right answer:  Addition Pumpkin Poke with cards like these (with cards all the way from 1+1 through 12+12):

Here’s ED doing one of the problems:

Fields of Sunflowers Mental Math (a board game to practice addition problems mentally such as 26+50 or 644+200)

I used the cute turkey page from the pack: Turkey Counting Ten Frames and Addition for some dice-addition practice Multiplication Game: Thanksgiving 5-in-a-RowThis game is SO cute!  DD and LD will be playing this to keep on top of their multiplication facts:

Roll the die twice and multiply. Try to get 5 in a row before the other person!

Turkey Improper Fraction and Mixed Fraction Cards

Holiday Review Pack (Percent, Fractions, Decimals) for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Thanksgiving Magic Square for Fractions: (match all the sides to re-create a 3X3 square) by Heather from HoJo’s Teaching Adventures

This was tricky for DD, but LD finished it within a couple of minutes:

Turkey Fraction Cards (find all three that match)

I also made some new skip counting mazes for my daughter to practice her 2s, 3s and 5s:

Thanksgiving Skip Counting Practice

I also made some Thanksgiving themed Number Family Sheets and basic addition matching (turkey to feather)

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There are a number of other printable Thanksgiving and Fall themed math activities in my recent post Kindergarten Math (addition games/place value activities).

Last year’s post Fall and Thanksgiving Themed Printable Activities (free)  has a lot of links to materials appropriate for younger kids — preschool and kindergarten including dot-to-dots, preschool packs and more…

Also I wanted to add in that Art Projects for Kids has a great post on How to Draw a Turkey

Here’s DD’s version:

Dragon Themed Multiplication, Division and Addition Worksheet Packs

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Before my surgery I had made some dragon themed math pages for the kids to work on while I was out last week. I drew the red and blue dragons myself. For some reason the kids are VERY into dragons and hippogriffs at the moment!  My drawings turned out reasonably cute (I’ll paste them in below to show you), but for some reason when I printed them, the pictures look a bit mooshy. They looked okay on the computer…

And here’s the other one:

The dragons just don’t look as good on the math sheets when I printed them out.  Bear that in mind if you choose to print one the math packs below. That said, my kids were just fine with them.

Dragon Themed Multiplication Practice (5 pages similar to these)

Dragon Themed Division Pages (5 pages similar to these):

Dragon Themed Addition Pages (5 pages similar to these):