As your kiddo enters the multiplication phase for math, they begin to learn more and find out that it is not as easy as it may have seemed before.
That’s why it’s so important to make learning math enjoyable. Why not make math fun with these ideas and this free multiplication games printable?
Math is absolutely a part of everyday life, and whether or not your kid likes it, they better get used to it! You’ll never get away from using Math.
Whether it be in the kitchen (measuring), in the store (figuring), balancing the accounts (budgeting),
Different Ways to Make Math Fun
There are so many ways to make math fun. Not only can you print off this free printable, but there are tons of other ideas out there that will get your kids excited about learning their time tables!
Play Math Games Online or On Apps
There are so many different math games online that your kids can play. You just have to search and you will find a plethora of games, activities and worksheets all right at your fingertips.
Some favorite online math games are:
- Math Blaster is a free math app they can play practicing their math problems
- Number Race lets you play with numbers while traiing with numbers and arrithmetic.
- Math Magic lets you pick a grade and you’ll go from there on practicing the different math concepts.
There are way more online math games than these listed here, and I’m talking thousands of math activities online. A simple google search will show you just how many online web math activities there are. Or, if you want something more physical, you can simply jump to Amazon and check out all the super cool math games you can buy!
Make Math Fun through Videos
I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to learning math. There are so many videos out there that will help your kids learn their times tables and then do even more activities with their newly learned knowledge.
Some of our favorite math videos are :
Numberphilia: Numberphilia is a series of short videos that teach kids all about math. It’s really fun and engaging as well as educational! Also, if you sign up for their newsletter, they will send you printable worksheets to further your child’s learning experience.
Math-U-See: I love Math-U-See! Not only can you print of a free printable from their site, but they also have videos that will really help your child learn new concepts and ideas.
Math Antics: This is another great YouTube channel that has tons of math songs for kids to enjoy while learning at the same time. I would recommend checking out their channel!
Make Math Fun with Music
Math doesn’t have to be boring and tedious. Your kids will love learning math through music. There are so many great songs out there that teach different concepts of math, such as place value and times tables. The more they learn, the better their musicianship becomes!
Ever heard of math rapping or multiplication chants? They’re great ways to get your kids excited about learning their times tables, and they will be able to remember them easier with songs like these. You could even have your kid rap or chant the song for you and then print off a copy to keep in their math binder or folder.
A multiplication chant goes something like this; One times one is one, (point to head) One times two is two (point to shoulders) Two times two is four (repeat above step but point towards waist). You can chant up until twelve using the same method or you could even go up to twenty-four if your kids are ready for it!
Hang Up a Math Chart In Your Kitchen
You can make a huge chart and put tons of different times tables problems on it. Your kids will always see this chart as they enter and exit the kitchen, and I guarantee that if you connect a pen or pencil to this chart, your kids will start filling it in with their answers.
Or another way to use this chart would be to just put up math problems altogether in an area where they will always see it. This way the problems and answers are always there in front of their eyes.
Make Right Brain Math Flashcards
Flashcards for anything is such a great way for your kids to play memory or concentration. But right-brain math flashcards are a little bit different.
Right-brain flashcards are cards you can print out and cut up. Your kids decorate the numbers on them however they want. When they’re decorating their card and coloring in the multiplication facts, it will help commit these facts to memory a whole lot better because they created it.
Have Kids Help You Cook in the Kitchen
There are always tons of recipes that you can print off the internet. If you print out a recipe, your kids can help you cook by counting each ingredient as it goes into the bowl or pot and then writing down how many there are to make sure they don’t run out halfway through cooking.
Cooking in the kitchen has been a superb way for my own kids to learn their measurements and even their fractions. They have been able to count everything from teaspoons of vanilla extract, tablespoons of milk, and cups of flour. They get to see how fractions work in real-life examples!
Use Picture Books to Make Math Fun
There are so many wonderful picture books to utilize in your math lesson. Counting, addition, and multiplication are just a few of the themes available. Read-alouds are great for enthralling kiddos while teaching them new concepts and you can use them alongside printable multiplication games.
A few simple picture books for math include:
- The Berenstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature
- D is for Duck: A Counting book
- Math Curse
- Ten Apples Up On Top!
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Curious George at the Baseball Game
Turn Math Worksheets into Interactive Lessons
Hand-in-hand with printables, you can make math worksheets interactive. When kids are really engaged in something, they learn a whole lot better than just reading and answering questions on paper.
If your kid is going to be doing a math worksheet or even printable math games, then have your kid write down the answers to each problem.
Have them draw pictures for each math equation and then answer it underneath.
Print out a worksheet with tons of times table facts on it; ask your kids to solve all these equations by drawing small objects that equal this number.
Print out or even make your own worksheet that has both multiplication and division families on it. Have your kid figure out the missing number in each equation, then write down their answer underneath. Once they’re done with one side of equations, have them flip over the page and solve for all these new unknowns!
One final idea to making math worksheets interactive is literally making an interactive math notebook. Just get a simple composition notebook from the store and then use interactive templates to turn into math problems and even math lessons.
You can find both free and paid-for interactive templates online to use in interactive notebooks. And if you happen to come across some free templates that say they’re for lapbooks, go ahead and grab them because you can also repurpose them for interactive notebooks (and not just for lapbooks!).
Using printables in this way will really engage your kids and make them use their brains instead of just reading worksheets the old-fashioned way.
Free Multiplication Games Printable
I know we try our best to make math fun at home with games and activities, but sometimes the simplest way is the most effective. I created a great printable that will help your kids practice their multiplication tables! Simply download it, print it off, and laminate it for durability. It’s as simple as that!
Inside this printable multiplication games pack, you’ll find Tic Tac Toe Multiplication as well as a super fun multiplication dice games printable!
Tic Tac Toe Times Tables
I always loved playing Tic Tac Toe as a kid, and even nowadays I still continue to play it with my own kids. And when you turn this classic game into a math game, it gets even challenging! Our free printable multiplication games includes this classic yet fun game!
Multiplication Dice Games Printable
Playing math activities using dice is so.much.fun! And this free multiplication dice games printable will be so loved by your kids since they can not only play it by themselves but also race with a sibling or a friend! This fun dice game is included in the free printable multiplication games you get to download right now!
8 Free Ways to Make Math Fun + Free Multiplication Games Printable Pack
There are many ways to make math fun, and I’ve listed just a few, but there’s plenty more you can do. To get started, download the free multiplication games printable pack now!