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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

Requiring only paper and pencils, this game is a fun way to practice addition and subtraction facts while incorporating some strategic thinking…

Mancala is a game that is thousands of years old and has been played in various ways in countries all around the world. It is a simple enough game to provide extra practice with counting, but offers enough strategy and combinations to keep older kids interested in playing. And, it is quite simple to create your own…

Similar to the card game War, players battle it out by flipping over their cards. In this case, though, the largest difference wins…

This simple, quick card game gives kids some good practice with recognizing even and odd numbers. Talk with them about how they know whether a number is odd or even, and what pattern they see with even and odd numbers…

Math Twister uses the classic game Twister to incorporate movement and practice with math facts—a great combination! With just the game and some post-its, your child can build their fact fluency with all four operations…

For those of you who have already played regular Boggle, learning this game will be easy! This card game is good practice for math facts, whether your child is working on addition and subtraction or multiplication and division. It also strengthens their ability to think flexibly, since they have to get creative with the Boggle board.

This is a great game for building familiarity with the hundred chart and recognizing patterns within the chart and our number system. Challenge your child to use these patterns as they add or subtract on the chart…

There are not a lot of data games out there, but this is one way to practice creating line plots and discussing data in an engaging way. Ask your kids questions about the data they collect: What is the minimum? The maximum? What is the mode? The median? For older kids…

This card game is great for building your child’s strategic thinking skills and flexibility. Since much of it is based on luck of the draw, plans must change quickly if they want to win..

This simple card game challenges kids to add double digits using mental math, pushing them for both speed and accuracy. Ask your child about the strategies they are using in the game to add up the larger numbers…

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