Hands-on Games Activities

Check out these great hands-on games that kids can play in the classroom, on the playground, or at home for an afternoon of educational fun! Little learners can review sight words, consonant blends, important math skills, logical reasoning and much more with these fantastic hands-on games that can typically be enjoyed with common household materials like playing cards, construction paper, or sidewalk chalk.

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Work on simple addition and finding even numbers in this first grade math card game.
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Use old coffee cans and socks to make a beanbag toss game for kids in preschool and kindergarten. This activity is great for math and coordination.
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All you need is chalk and pavement to set up this silly, fun, and practical game that reinforces important first grade vocabulary.
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Exponents can be tricky to learn. Fortunately this game provides plenty of multiplication practice for your math student!
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Race to create an equation in this game will help your child and his opponents get creative with addition, subtraction and multiplication.
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Try this fun outdoor game to improve your first grader's reading skills. This activity is perfect for summer!
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Use this fun math board game to improve your first grader's confidence with addition facts.
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Help your child practice multiplication tables with this mental and physical multitasking game that uses a hula hoop to get into the swing of things.
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Nothing chases the blues away like a trip to the boardwalk. Bring the fun home with this do-it-yourself version that sneaks in some math practice.
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Send your child on a hunt throughout the house for numbers to help develop her number recognition and ordering skills.
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Bring the classic game of "Red Rover" up to date with color and shape recognition skills for your child.
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Work on factors in this fun math card game and help your third grader gain math confidence through this fun division activity.
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Learning to identify prime numbers can be tricky. But this fun card game can make memorizing some basic prime numbers a breeze.
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This sponge relay game is the perfect way to cool off and to keep kids' minds sharp this summer.
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Math Facts Game: A mix of musical chairs and Twister meets math. Nipping multiplication problems in the bud was never this much fun!
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Preschoolers need to practice hopping, skipping, and other "gross motor" skills. Why not make it fun by challenging them to move like their favorite animals?
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This footwear-focused activity introduces fractions as part of a set and it's the perfect way to generate excitement about fraction concepts.
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Want to make math a little more exciting? This single-player game is designed to help your child practice combining cards to create sums of 14.
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Encourage your child to practice skip counting by turning number patterns into this fun and interactive game of catch.
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This fun, addition focused take on the classic card game War is a great way to help your child get a strong hold on addition.

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