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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.

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…

This card game is a great way to practice kids’ understanding of both percents and division. And with a new percent for each round, kids can get varied practice in a single game…

This dice game is good practice for converting from fractions to mixed numbers. Children are often introduced to fractions greater than one (or top-heavy or improper fractions) in third grade…

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…

This card game is a great opportunity for kids to practice comparing the ones-place, tens-place, hundreds-place, and as high up as you’d like! You can even get in some extra subtraction practice with…

This card game involving antes and a winner’s pot tests mental math skills and strategic thinking. While this game at first seems a bit complicated, once you play a couple of rounds, it can be fast-paced and fun…

Morph the most discs to win! Move the ball from disc to disc, but only change one attribute at a time, whether it is the color, the pattern, or the size of the center circle. Each player’s turn continues, collecting the discs as they go, until there are no more possibilities on the board. And with 60 discs in the game…

Another great product from MindWare, this logic and strategy toy includes 50 challenges, increasing in difficulty. Choose a puzzle card and place the tiles on the board so that the marbles land at the correct targets at the bottom. As the puzzles become more difficult, the cards include fewer tiles to get you started…

This puzzle, which includes ten tiles, challenges you to connect the tiles in order to build loops of different shapes and colors. With many different solutions, Tantrix can provide hours of experimentation and creativity…

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