12 Cool Math Games for Kids that You Can Make & Play

Let’s play with math today!

We have pulled together some of the best homemade math games that make math fun!  So whether you are looking for entertainment or a learning game for home, homeschool or the classroom…we have the best math game ideas around.  There are so many ways to play with numbers.

Cool math games

Best DIY Math Games

We home-school and as we have added new kiddos to our family we ended our “school time” earlier than normal and I am looking for ways to ease back into a form of “catch-up” school time with some fun games. These math games are perfect for helping our kids keep learning alive and refreshing their math skills.

Negative Number Hopscotch 

Thanks to Learning Ideas for inspiring today’s theme. I just LOVE her hopscotch in positive and negative numbers. That is brilliant. I have struggled incorporating negative numbers into our kids curriculum. 

Flyswatter Game

Number Fly Swatter Game – This game is silly and will get the wiggles and giggles out as well!

Dice Math Game

Numbers Card Game – This simple game can be created with a few pieces of paper and dice.  It will help those who are learning numbers.

Shape Math

Geometric shapes – Here is a hands-on activity to get kids feeling math!

Homemade Dominoes

Make stone dominoes. I love how they made a set of stones labled with both numbers and one with the amount.   Great for young learners.

Snap Plus One

Snap Plus One – This game is great for elementary age kids.  It is a card game with a twist.

Number Toss

Play number toss.   This game is super simple to make with an old egg carton.   What a fun and versatile math game.

Collage Math

Shape Collage – This simple game for preschoolers teaches geometry with play.

Number Hunt

Go on a number hunt. Have your sheet of math problems and when your kids figure out the answer have them let you know by running to the number! 

Dominoes & a Deck of Cards

Dominos and a Deck of Cards – Math concepts are fun and games with these traditional family game night supplies!

Water Bead Math

Water Bead Math Game – I love the feel of these and they can be put in play for math too!

Tic Tac Toe Cool Math

Playing Tic-Tac-Toe with negative versus even numbers.

More Cool Math Games

Online Math Games – If you kids love to play games on the computer–these are some of our free favorites.

What math game are you going to try first at your house?


  1. I am always looking for creative ways to play with math. Thank you for these suggestions!

  2. Great to make Maths fun. I used to love maths, but know plenty of kids who need to see that maths can be fun too. This is a great set of activities and help!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

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