Here are some fun Spring activities you can use in your classroom to make math fun and active! Bunny Hop for Fours Make bunny ears. Whisper, "one." Bend left ear down (bend left-hand fingers forward). Whisper, "two." Bend right ear down (bend right-hand fingers forward). Whisper, "three." Clap‚ "FOUR!" Continue on to forty... Carrot Printable Print and cut out the carrots. Place them around the room. Students can bunny hop to gather them. For younger students: Have them add up all of their carrots! Write different numbers on the carrots for an added challenge. Students will add up the written numbers, instead of the actual amount of carrots. For older students: Write multiplication or division problems on the carrots and use them as flashcards! Download the free carrot printable [maxbutton id="1"…
Students form partner pairs and choose a multiple. Then, they will toss a holiday ornament back and forth to each other while skip counting by that multiple. Students could also toss a dreidel back and forth -- or any other holiday item! See if they can make it through the multiple faster next time!
The class breaks into partners and each partner has one hand behind their back. On the count of three, they each put forward some number of fingers. Whoever says the sum of both players' fingers first wins. Then the pair breaks up and each person finds a new person to play with. Older players can multiply instead of add.
The teacher calls out a number (four), and the students have 10 seconds to get themselves into groups of that size. It might be impossible for everyone to get in a group every time, but each new number gives everyone another chance. In the beginning, just call out single numbers. Once students get the idea, you can call out addition or subtraction problems (“get into groups of 7-4.”)
Create a hopscotch board with the numbers 1-10, either with chalk on the playground or tape in the classroom. Start at the beginning of the hopscotch board and roll a dice. Jump on the number 1, multiply it by the number that was rolled on the dice and say the answer out loud. Jump on the two, roll the dice and then multiply again. Repeat all the way down the board.
10 students form a circle. Each student holds a different number card with the numbers 1-10 written on them (no repeats of numbers). Another student stands in the middle of the circle and represents the middle of the flower. The students holding the number cards represent the flower petals. The teacher calls out a number that will be used for the entire series. The student in the middle looks at the first number card and multiplies the number that was called out by the number of the card (let's say the number on the card was 3 and the number called out was 5). The student would say the answer, 15, and walk around the student holding the 3 card as if walking around the flower petal. The student will…
The teacher preps for the activity by placing plastic Easter eggs around the perimeter of the room. The class forms a line and, in a train, the class hops around the perimeter of the room like bunnies while counting by 2, hopping over eggs. Then the class counts by 3, then by 4, then by 5, then by 6, then by 7, then by 8, and, finally, by 9.