Maths Games KS1: Maths Games For Kids
As a homeschooling family we love resources that contribute to an environment of fun learning. Our older two children are fascinated by maths and we have plenty of activities and maths games KS1 children will love, so we thought we’d share our favourites as well as some other brilliant maths games for kids! (US readers- KS1 is ages 4-10!)
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These KS1 maths games for children aged 4-10 are organised into age category for convenience; there are a mixture of free games and others you can order online. Please use my exclusive link for completely free delivery on every one of these games with a complimentary trial of Amazon Prime- my way of saying thank you for reading!
Maths Games For KS1 Kids Aged 4-6 (Introducing Math)
Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Fishing Game– Children can spin the spinner and catch the correctly numbered and patterned fish with the magnetic wooden rods!
Match It!– A bright and colourful game with thick puzzle-piece cards for children to match together.
Rainbow Counting Bears– Ideal for children to learn number recognition, counting, patterns and colours, this set of adorable chunky rainbow bears comes with four different dice, counting tongs and colourful sorting cups in a handy storage container.
Magnatiles– Blending mathematical concepts with science and creativity, using Magnatiles develops learning about colours, shapes, balance and engineering. Magnatiles are extremely durable and have been awarded for Educational Excellence.
Monkey Match Balancing Scale- Children match up the cute chunky monkeys with the number on the scale for an introduction into weights, balance and number recognition.
Smart Scoops Ice Cream Game– Using every kids’ favourite treat, this Smart Scoops game helps children recognise patterns and start to add and subtract.
This FREE ‘I Spy’ game from ‘Where’d My Sanity Go’ helps children with the basics of counting in a fun and colourful way.
This FREE Sports Kit Printable Addition Game from ‘A Plus Teaching Resources’ helps children recognise numbers and their word counterpart, as well as starting simple addition.
This FREE Robot Colouring Sheet from ‘A Plus Teaching Resources’ helps little ones recognise numbers and physically engage by rolling the dice and colouring the numbers they roll.
This FREE Feed The Piggy Bank activity sheet from ‘Ginger Casa’ is a brilliant way to incorporate real world skills (counting money) with a fun math game.
This ‘Number Sense’ post by Team Cartright has 5 activities to help your child develop an understanding about what numbers actually mean and how they are used. One game even uses squirt guns!
This FREE Number Dash game from Glue Sticks Blog is a fun and fast-paced game that is perfect for a rainy day! Each child gets a die, a printable number card and a handful of shaped crackers and the race to cover all the numbers with crackers begins!
The Shifu Plugo is an interactive STEM device with various augmented reality games over 250 levels. The Shifu is excellent for developing logical reasoning, mathematical intelligence, comprehension and critical thinking and is suitable for ages 5-10.
Maths Games For KS1 Kids Aged 6-8
Zingo– This award-winning game is Toy of The Year nominated for good reason- kids love this bright and interactive number bingo game to introduce simple counting, with a second level of play for children ready to start adding numbers together.
Make A Splash Floor Mat– This floor mat game is ideal for playing as a family or at a school or homeschool group. Featuring 3 inflatable dice, frames and markers, this is the active and fun way to learn simple addition and subtraction.
Cypher– A simple card game for children aged 6+, including addition, subtraction and first-steps multiplication.
Time & Money Flash Cards– Ideal for introducing the basics of time-telling and using small sums of money, this is great for kids aged 5+ who are starting to get pocket money!
Kids will love this FREE math game from Ginger Casa with edible treats as the counting units! All children have to do is use different combinations of numbers to add up to the total- and enjoy their yummy prize!
Maths Games For KS1 Kids Aged 9-10
The Kitki Mind Your Numbers game is the winner of Parents’ Choice Recommended Award and a competitor in the Mensa Mind Games competition. Players have to strategise while moving up higher levels of difficulty, deciding which numbers and symbols to use in order to gain more points. Mystery numbers add an extra element of fun to this simple to play, yet challenging brain-stretcher!
Monopoly is an absolute classic that the whole family will love to play. Along with the original game there are also some brilliant new versions including Monopoly USA National Parks (trade and visit America’s stunning national parks!), HASBRO Gamer Monopoly (featuring Mario, Luigi and friends), Marvel Avengers Monopoly, Star Wars Monopoly and The Lion King Monopoly. All are the official Monopoly game with their own special features and characteristics, and all are excellent opportunities for math practise!
Proof is another great game for ages 9-109; fast-paced and with opportunities to practise addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and square roots as you race to get the most cards.
This FREE set of Go Fish (Fraction To Decimal) cards by StepMomming is a great way to engage children in converting fractions to decimals in a fun way; it’s great for rainy days and something the whole family can do together- it’s never too late to practise!
This step-by-step method on using vouchers for shopping is a great way to teach kids about percentages, discounts and real-life budgeting. Not all of the apps etc are applicable to the UK but the general gist is the same!
This FREE bundle of multiplication worksheets from Hess Un-Academy offers a variety of ways for kids to practice their times tables, including a very cool ‘multiplication square’ game!
More Free Maths Games
Here are some excellent websites that offer free maths games for kids!
Twinkl has a free subscription facility that allows parents to print off various maths worksheets, games and activities.
Math Playground has different sections for children in each year of primary school- the site is bright, colourful and packed with number-focused games!
MathsFrame is another great website with plenty of bold graphics and games that are great for KS2 children.
Cool Math Games offers a range of maths-focused games as well as others that encourage strategic thinking and literacy skills.
Math Game Time allows users to select their games and activities by year group or by maths concept (division, equations, etc).
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