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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.

Calculate area and perimeter in an effort to get the largest number! Not only will this game help solidify the different calculations for area and perimeter, but it will also provide extra practice with multiplication facts and multi-digit addition…

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

This card game is similar to the many versions of Top-It or War, in that the winner of each round collects the cards. Here, though, you have a target number with which to compare the fractions…

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…

Once rounding has been introduced to your child, this dice game serves as good practice for rounding to various place values. For third graders, stick to just rounding to tens and hundreds (a bit easier for them to visualize), and for fourth graders…

This card game is fantastic for pushing kids to think flexibly and show perseverance. Challenge kids to focus on number patterns instead of simply the suits of the cards…

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 simple geometry game that serves as good practice in determining both the area and perimeter of rectangles. The game can act as a perfect springboard for discussing dimensions in geometry…

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…

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