Do you know a kid that is always moving?
Maybe they tap their pencil while all the other kids are listening to the teacher read. Or maybe they just can’t seem to stay in their seat.
While many kids learn by listening or by reading something, these kids learn best by moving their bodies. When it comes to learning math facts and other math concepts, these active learners need more than just worksheets.
These kinesthetic math activities are perfect for kids that need to move.
Printable math games can make learning more fun, but some kids are kinesthetic learners. They learn better by moving their bodies. (This is definitely my daughter.)
That’s why kinesthetic learning activities are so important to incorporate into the classroom and at home.
You can get kids moving and learning with these active math games.
Kinesthetic Math Activities
Math Fact Races — Looking for fun ways to practice math facts? Races are always a hit with kids. They can race each other, or try to beat their own best time, in this fun idea.
Puddle Jump — This active math game is perfect for working on number recognition with younger kids. It’s also a fun way to work on math facts with elementary students.
Math Ball — That beach ball is perfect for making your very own kinesthetic math game. Use it to work on adding, subtraction, or multiplication facts.
Sidewalk Math Game — Roll the dice. Move to the math problem and solve it. This activity makes working on math fact fluency fun for kids.
Nerf Gun Math — Have a stash of foam dart guns in your house? Put them to good use in this fun active math activity.
Doubles Water Balloon Math — Is your child working on doubles? This water balloon game makes it lots of fun!
Number Line Run — Use this fun idea to work on number recognition or math facts.
Skip Counting — Skip counting makes learning multiplication facts easier. Make it fun with this moving math.
Sidewalk Chalk Math Game — Get the kids outside to work on number recognition or math facts. They’ll be having so much fun tossing a bean bag or rock on the numbers that they won’t even realize they are learning.
Number Hunt — Preschoolers will have fun hunting for numbers. You could easily modify this activity for older kids.
Listen and Spray Counting Game — Water always makes learning fun.
Sidewalk Chalk Clock Game — Working on telling time? This collaborative learning activity gets kids up and moving while working on clock skills.
Over-Sized 100 Chart — Make your own 100 chart that your child can walk and skip through. Use it for counting skills, working on number recognition, and even math facts.
Hammering Math Facts — Whether you use a pumpkin like we did, or you write numbers on a block of wood or Styrofoam, this activity is a fun way to work on math.
Measuring Volume Activity — How many 1/4 cup scoops make a cup? This hands-on math activity helps kids better visualize measurement and fractions.
These math activities for kinesthetic learners are fun to play and help all learning types to better understand math concepts.
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