Wednesday, July 22, 2020


The more you move the more you'll learn!  Your kids will be MATH LOVERS with these activities.                        


Pump Up to 100 
Pretend to hold weights as you count. 
1-20 - bicep curls (Elbows in, pretend to hold weights in fists with palms up as you bring forearms up and down.) 
21-40 - for overhead press (Fists face forwards as you start at your shoulders and push the weights overhead.) 
41-60 – side raises (Elbows at 90% angles as you raise them out to the side.) 
61-80 – upright rows (Fists together close to the body and raise elbows out and up until fists are at your heart.) 
81-100 – frontal raises - (Fists together and arms stiff as you raise them in front of your body to eye level.) 
Whew! (Wipe brow!!!) 

*Let children get an imaginary jump rope and jump as they count to 100.
Dance and Count 
Choose a different dance move for each ten as you count. 
1-10 – Disco (Index finger up and down across body.) 
11-20 – Hitchhike (Thumb out across body.) 
21-30 – Swim (Make swimming motions.) 
31-40 – Bollywood (One hand up in circular motion and one down.) 
41-50 – Pony (Step from side to side.) 
51-60 – Twist (Twist at waist.) 
61-70 – Salsa (One arm bent up and other hand on elbow.) 
71-80 – Monster (Arms out in front of you.) 
81-90 – Bird (Flap your arms like a bird.) 
91-100- Do Your Own Thing

Karate Chop Skip Count
Feet out, knees bent, karate chop as you count by 2’s to 50
2, 4, 6, 8…
Leg curls and chops as you count by 5’s to 100
Kick front and back as you count by 10’s to 200.
Wax on, wax off as you count by 100’s to 1000.

Top to Bottom Math Facts
Children stand and put their hands in the air as the teacher says a number. When they touch their heads the teacher says “plus” or “minus.” As they touch their waist the teacher says a second number. When the touch their knees everyone says “equals.” And when they touch their toes they say the answer to the math fact.

Envelope Math
Cut an envelope in half.  Hide a few fingers inside the envelope.  Ask the children to hold up the number of fingers they think are hidden in the envelope.  Remove to confirm their guess.