Kindergarten Math Games

Fun And Interesting Kindergarten Math Games To Understand The Fundamental Concepts Of Mathematics

Mathematics is constituted as one of the core subjects in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and it is critical to teach your kindergartener the basic concepts of Mathematics. The basic Mathematical concepts can be introduced to them with the help of Math games specifically designed for kindergarteners. 

Check out these cool kindergarten Mathematics games that help children to understand Math concepts in a fun way,

  • Ball and bucket Math game for kindergarten kids to learn about place values
  • Materials required to play this Math game for kindergarteners

    Three to four colorful buckets or containers, balls or marbles

    Instructions to play the game

    Place values are one of the fundamental and essential concepts in Mathematics subjects. Units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc are the place values in the number system. To understand this, play this simple kindergarten Math simple game with your kindergartener. Take 3 to 4 colorful buckets or containers and label them units, tens, hundreds and so on. Place these buckets next to each other. Next, grab a handful of marbles or balls and throw them into individual buckets. Multiply the face value of the balls to get the place value of the number. For example, let’s assume bucket 1 contains 1 ball, bucket 2 contains 2 balls and bucket 3 contains 3 balls. Place value of 1 is 1X1 = 1, place value of 2 is 1X10 = 20 and place value of 3 is 3X100 = 300. Face value is the numerical value of that particular digit.

  • Make your kindergartener draw a huge number line to understand the concept of the number line
  • Materials required to play this Math game for kindergarteners

    Colorful chalk pieces, a thread, or a long stick to draw a straight line

    Instructions to play the game

    The number line is a simple Mathematical concept that contains a straight line. The center of the number line always has the value 0. The right side of the number line contains positive integers such as +1,+2,+3 and so on and the left side of the number line from 0 has negative integers such as -1,-2,-3, etc. To understand this easy Mathematical concept, draw a huge line using chalk in your background or playground. A straight-line can be drawn free-hand or with the help of a long stick or a thread. Mark 0 at the center of the line, positive and negative numbers to the right and left side of the line. Call a number out loud, let’s say -5 and make your kindergartener walk along the line and stand where -5 is marked. Call out different numbers and let your child repeat the same activity. In no time, he/she can easily get a hang of the number line.

  • Fun addition and subtraction Math games for your kindergartener using candies!
  • Materials required to play this Math game for kindergarteners

    A handful of your child’s favorite candy

    Instructions to play the game

    Children love candies. What if we combine Math and candies to learn basic Mathematical concepts! Basic arithmetic operations such as addition and subtraction can be taught to your kindergartener easily with the help of some of their favourite candies. Take a bunch of candies and play simple addition and subtraction games with them by distributing the candies and taking them away. For example, place four candies in their hand and ask them to say the number of candies in hand. Now, take away two candies from those four candies and ask them to tell the total number of candies. This same can be played for teaching your kindergartner multiplication and division, the other two arithmetic operations. This interesting kindergarten Math game can teach your child all about the basic four arithmetic operations in less time.

  • Board games to learn how to add the numbers
  • Materials required to play this Math game for kindergarteners

    Any board game with numbers printed (snake and ladder), a pair of dice, pawns

    Instructions to play the game

    There are a number of advantages associated with board games, especially with kindergarten kids. Moving the pawn and rolling the dice increases their brick and motor skills and hand flexibility. Playing board games can drastically enhance their cognitive skills and logical thinking. Along with this, kids can also learn how to add numbers.

    It is suggested to use snake and ladder board games to learn addition easily. Snake and ladder game comes with a huge colorful board with one-hundred numbers printed on it, colorful pawns, and a pair of dice. The pawns are moved according to the number that falls on the dice.

    Make your kindergartener roll the dice and ask him to move the pawn according to it. Ask him/her to say the numbers out loud when moving the pawn. For example, when the pawn is at the second position on the board and the dice rolls to five, the pawn should be moved to the seventh position (5+2 = 7). In this way, your child can learn how to add the numbers easily.