How to Make Math Fun Using Manipulatives


So excited to share the Math Made Fun with Manipulatives series I am hosting with 21 other creative bloggers beginning June 1st!!

My goal for this series is to make it known that math can be and IS FUN!!  Math doesn't need to be drill and kill through workbooks or expensive toys and now with summer break approaching for many school children, this is the perfect time to reinforce math skills in a fun, hands-on way.  So many math concepts can easily be taught with everyday manipulatives you have in your craft stash, kitchen, toy bins, etc!!

types of math manipulatives

Hands-on Math Manipulatives

I am so excited to have 21 other bloggers around the web as enthusiastic about math as I am!!  Be sure to pin, bookmark,... whatever you need to do to save this page as a resource for many awesome math activities to do with your child using everyday common items.  I encourage you to check back throughout the month of June to see how each manipulative was used in a math centered activity.

June 1st
Multiplication Bingo using Dice | School Time Snippets

June 2nd

June 3rd

June 4th
Flower Counting Activity using Felt | Living Life and Learning

June 5th
Learning Math with Beads | Life Over C's

June 8th
Measurement with Seashells | Little Bins for Little Hands

June 9th
Hands-on Math with Buttons | In the Playroom

June 10th
Multiplication with Muffin Tins | Kelly's Classroom

June 11th

June 12th

June 15th

June 16th
Math using Pom Poms | Craftulate

June 17th
Making Groups with Animals | Inspiration Laboratories

June 18th
Bean Math Grid Game| Best Toys for Toddlers

June 19th
Preschool Math with Wiggly Eyes | Preschool Powol Packets

June 22nd
Counting with Legos | Powerful Mothering

June 23rd
Addition using Rocks | Creative Family Fun

June 24th
Clothespins Geometry | Edventures with Kids

June 25th
Ping Pong Ball Math Game | Mom Inspired Life

June 26th
Bottle Caps | Adventures with Adam

June 29th
Math Activities using Toy Cars | School Time Snippets

June 30th
Homemade Magnetic Tangrams | Something 2 Offer

I'd love for you to follow along so you never miss out on one of our fun activities we share at School Time Snippets!
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