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Hands on Math Activities

Hands On Math Activities



So, my printer went out… I had to buy a new one. BLECK!!! My old printer was a Kodak and the ink lasted forever and was SO CHEAP. SIGH… When I went to buy a new one they were out of Kodaks. WAH!!!! I bought an HP instead. Now, the quality of the HP is AWESOME but the ink is higher and doesn’t last as long. I say all of that to tell you this: I will be MAKING a lot of homeschooling stuff instead of PRINTING a lot of homeschooling stuff. When we first started homeschooling (7 years ago!!!) that was a normal occurrence. I made TONS of stuff. Looks like we are going back to that and I LOVE IT!! I had forgotten how much fun it was to make my own games and such.

Anyway, here are 2 new math games. Colin is LOVING them. SHEW!!!!!


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This is his favorite. He loves rolling the dice and inserting the numbers.


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I made different symbol squares so that even Cailey can use the game. It’s so versatile! You can compare the numbers, add them, subtract them, multiply or divide them! 🙂


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To store the game pieces I just stapled a paper bag to the “game board”.  Zipper bags would probably be better but I am out, of course.



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Skip counting by 5s game! I traced Colin’s hands on to construction paper and cut them out. Then I just wrote the numbers on the palms. He’s not as fond of this game, probably because dice are not involved, but he loves that he is playing with HIS hands. LOL


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The other day when I posted some sight word / word family activities I also posted some links to other hands on ideas. This was one of them! This is my version of Creative Family Fun ‘s Word Family Sort.

I added a blank circle for those sight words that Colin is learning that don’t fit into a family or ones that he isn’t actually learning all of yet.


I also added a couple of new things to the blog. Over on the right side you will see a new listing, My Pages. Until the title you will find links to my Homeschooling Units and Ideas page and my All Tutorials page. Now you (and I) can find what I have on each topic without having to use the search box.






Easy Word Family/Sight Word Activities

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Colin is working on his first sets of word families. YAY!!! We have been using Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschooling for his reading (he is in the McGuffey Primer level right now). He seems to be doing well but I think he needs some extra practice, so I came up with a few ideas. 😉


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First I made up some simple flashcards.




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Then I made a memory game. He LOVES this!!!!






Then I made some of those sliding thingies. 😉

I think I may redo those…. It was 6 am and I was a little tired. LOL




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This was his favorite. I wrote some of his words in white crayon on white construction paper and had him use his water colors. As soon as he found a word I had him read it to me.


These activities seem to be helping  him tremendously!!!


Here are a few links to other word family/sight word activities and printables.


St Aiden’s Homeschool – word family printable workbooks (I used these to teach Cailey how to read)

Creative Family Fun – Word Family Sort (making this today)

The Measured Mom – Word Family Houses – printables

The Educators’ Spin on It – LOTS of activities and a link up

Make, Take and Teach – 18 free word slide printables (so much prettier than my construction paper ones)

Kids Activities Blog – Word family flip chart




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