10 Fun Math Games for Kids During Summer Break

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With summer break in full swing, it’s a task to keep children engaged. All that untapped energy can be used to do something devaluing or end up being wasted in video games and unmeaningful activities. It also makes them cranky if they are bored and have nothing constructive to do. 

As parents, one must ensure that children keep occupied in doing activities that are fun as well as meaningful. They must be worthy so that children learn something along with not feeling the burden of doing something serious during their summer break. 

How Can Children Learn Math through Games? 

Math is an area which is dreaded by many kids. But with proper guidance and knowledge that fear can be overcome. To prove that Math is far from boring, here are 10 games that can help teach your child some Math while having a great time. 

Math Bingo 

We all have heard of bingo but what is Math Bingo? Turn the basic game of Bingo into a mathematical adventure. Instead of standard letters and numbers, use numbers or Math problems to create bingo cards. As you call out the numbers or problems, the children must solve them in order to mark the matching spots on their cards. 

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Math Treasure Hunt 

Scavenger hunt or treasure hunt has always been a favorite game among children. All we need to do is turn this classic game into something with Math involved. Make a list of math-related things or tasks for your children to discover or solve around the house or in the yard. Examples of these include "Find three objects shaped like a triangle" as well as "Count how many windows are in the house." 

Fraction Pizza 

We all love pizza. But how can we turn this into something more fun where children can learn Math while eating a pizza. The shape of the box, the shape of the pizza can teach children about geometrical shapes. The slices can teach the fractions and percentages. A little bit of brainstorming can help children to learn addition, subtraction and especially fraction while counting and distributing the slices.  

Answer if You Can 

We can also make a board game that will help children learn math. Make a board with different number and make a dice with different symbols like addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. As children roll the dice, they have to do as indicated and use the number their pin is on and the next one. This is a simple yet interesting way of keeping kids engaged while learning some basic Math. 

Geometrical Hopscotch 

Children can learn about geometrical shapes by playing hopscotch where in place of numbers, geometrical shapes can be drawn on the floor and children can be asked to jump or hop on a specific shape or at a specific angle.  


In place of the classic sudoku we can incorporate simple addition, subtraction, addition and multiplication and the kids can calculate and answer. There can be fewer blocks for younger children and more for the older ones. It is a great Math game to make young minds sharper and smarter.  

Math Puzzles 

Challenge your children with math puzzles and riddles that require critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Websites and publications provide a wealth of age-appropriate brain teasers that may keep youngsters engaged while helping them improve their mathematics skills. 

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Math in real 

We can make placards or use a board and draw concepts that occur in nature or use questions regarding which Math can solve a real-life situation. This way children can have a clearer knowledge of how Math is important directly or indirectly in every aspect of life. 

The Math Story 

Reading novels with mathematical principles can help you incorporate math into your narrative. Look for titles about numbers, forms, patterns, and mathematical problem solving. After reading, talk about the math-related topics and concepts with your kids. 

Mathematical Art 

Sometimes Math can get boring or too complex. We can incorporate Math and Art together so that children don’t get exhausted. Combine math with creativity by engaging in art projects with mathematical themes. For instance, create geometric patterns using rulers and protractors, or explore symmetry by making symmetrical paintings or drawings. 

In a nutshell, Math can be made interesting by combining it with games and art. A little bit of brainstorming can make Math learning fun for kids. So, utilize this summer break to sharpen the minds of your children and teach them that Math is fun.   

FAQs (Frequently Answered Questions) 

Q1: How much time should my child spend on Math games? 

Ans: There is no specific rule but games must be designed so that at least 30 minutes to 1 hour can be occupied daily. This would strengthen their concept frame and keep them engaged as well. 

Q2: My child prefers video games over Math games. What can I do to change it? 

Ans: One of the best ways to deal with this is to find online games that incorporate Math with different types of activities. But make sure children do not spend much time being online and encourage them for offline Math games. 

Q3: How can I change the difficulty for various age groups? 

Ans: Adjust the rules and tasks to match their ability level. Younger children should focus on simple principles, while older children can take on more sophisticated problems. 

Q4: How can I make math games engaging for my children? 

Ans: Incorporate their preferences, such as utilizing preferred toys or meals in activities. Make it participatory and rewarding by offering modest prizes or praise. 

Q5: Are these games appropriate for children who struggle with mathematics? 

Ans: Absolutely! They provide a hands-on, engaging approach that may make arithmetic more accessible and fun for all students, even those who find it difficult. 

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