10 Math Games Perfect for Kindergarten

For young kids, math drills are right up there with eating vegetables and trips to the dentist on their list of least favorite activities. Convincing your five year old to stay focused and count to 100 can seem like an impossible task in this age of infinite iPad games and on-demand Daniel Tiger episodes. To help you compete, we've put together a list of math activities for children ages 4-6 that are creative, fun, and great for working on your math fundamentals!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Starfish Counting Game

    What do starfish and pom-poms have in common? The two can be combined to create a fun, beach-themed math game.I cut out two starfish drawings and added ten circles to each to create a fun counting game. Starfish have circular bumps on their arms--which, as it turns out, are a perfect place to put pom-poms!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Match and Learn Rolls

    This is such a great activity because it uses so few materials and can really be adjusted to fit any age. It's a great Quiet Time activity or for those times when you need to keep the kids busy in the car or out running errands. My kids even enjoyed making these for their younger siblings!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Felt Tangrams
    Felt Tangrams

    (Ages 3-8)

    Tangrams are a great simple way to teach kids basic shapes and math concepts, as well as matching and colors. My kids love to put together tangram puzzles.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Craft Stick Puzzles

    Kids can create their very own personalized puzzle to solve again and again. Choose a favorite photo, greeting card or patterned paper and get started!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Our 100's Jars Collection

    This is a super fun hands-on way to count to 100 and practice the mathematical skill of estimation. You can count by 1's, 5's and 10's while filling up a collection of jars. Pull out these fun math manipulatives any time to reinforce learning.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Math Counters
    Math Counters

    (Ages 3-8)

    I'm always on the look out for fun new ways to practice math. These fit the bill perfectly because they're so adaptable to more than just math.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pretend Cash Register

    This cardboard cash register is a fun addition to pretend market play! "Ring up" sells by pushing buttons and exchanging pretend money!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Plate Fraction Puzzles

    We had so much fun creating these paper plate puzzles together. The kids enjoyed making puzzles to challenge each other and I snuck in a little talk about fractions.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Plate Math & Alphabet Game

    Teaching kids can be challenging, especially finding a way to keep it interesting for the little ones. My kids love anything they can do that is hands on, so I made a game for each using just some paper plates and a brad. The same idea can be used to make any type of fun educational game.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Numbered Balloon Hide and Go Seek

    Looking for a way to beat the heat or have fun indoors? This balloon game is a colorful solution. Ages two to ten will all love this game!

Get inspired!