We’ve all been there. You are in the car for a trip or waiting in line at the grocery store or doctor’s appointment. I’m normally the mom who allows her children to find something to entertain themselves, but there are times when it’s difficult even for adults to be patient waiting in a confined space. Turn these times of waiting into learning opportunities with these fun math games to play in the car (or plane or train or line). They require no supplies and can be adapted for all ages. We’ve enjoyed them for years and have been surprised at the times our children have stumped us.
Incorporating games into your homeschool routine is a great way to add variety and interest while also sneaking in some extra learning. All the while, children think they are just having fun! Here’s how we incorporate games into our homeschool and game suggestions for the whole family, including subject-specific game suggestions.
Young children are concrete thinkers. They need to see a concept before understanding it and moving on to the abstract level. This is especially true for math learning for young children. We often use snack time as an opportunity to sneak in some math learning. Who doesn’t love math when you can eat the manipulatives?