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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.

Sushi Go Party! is a fun, speedy game with some really adorable artwork. Plus, it comes in a cute “bento box” tin—so clever! In this fast-paced, pick-and-pass game, you earn points by picking winning sushi combinations. You must grab cards you need as they quickly go by…

This suspenseful card game helps to teach both addition skills and strategy, and is fun to play for children and adults alike. The object of Rat-a-Tat Cat is to get the lowest score by trying to get rid of the rat cards (high) and go for the cat cards (low). Players are dealt four cards face down, but you can take an initial peek at two of the cards…

In this activity, your child will sort candy by color and determine what fraction of the total each color group represents. Then, candy pieces are drawn blindly and the results are compared to the probability indicated by the original fractions. 

Stuart J. Murphy

Murphy introduces probability through young Jack’s bad day. As Jack goes through his day, he makes numerous predictions based on reasoning and the probability of something happening, with his thinking made clear in thought balloons above his head. His soccer coach “nearly always” chooses teams in the same way…

I was introduced to this game over winter break one year (thanks to my brother-in-law, Brandon!) when we played as a whole family. The ages of our group ranged from a 7-year-old all the way up to the grandparents and everyone had a great time playing the game…

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards…

This is a game that I happened upon at a teacher store one summer. It works best with 2 or 4 players and one person reading the answer key. In each round, the players get a case to solve (all the players have the same case). Each player gets one of the four case cards…

Claire Owen

This book on Hawaii offers a great explanation for kids about why the time zones exist, as well as covers estimation, arithmetic, data, measurement, and elapsed time…

Claire Owen

This book about ancient Rome covers arithmetic, fractions, and estimation…

Claire Owen

This book focuses on the Bahamas—tourism, navigation, climate, and scuba diving. There are lots of colorful photographs as well as activities and questions throughout. Measurement, large numbers, arithmetic…

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