Looking for spring math activities that are fun? These Seasons School Spring Learning ideas give you a wide range of resources that combine practical, real-life math skills with fun, hands-on games that build math skills through play.
Spring math activities that are fun!
Children learn best when they are having fun! That applies to math as much as any subject, and through these Spring Workshop resources I’ll give you a wide range of activities that you can enjoy with your children to build their math skills.
Thursdays are the main days we are focusing on math, and science, in our week by week plans, but you can use the resources at any time, to suit your own needs. I’ll provide you with ideas for practical, real-life math skills, and fun, hands-on games that you can use all season long, along with guidance that lets you adapt the activities to match the stage of mathematics your child is working at.
Week by Week Math Projects
You’ll find lots of practical maths in our Garden Plans project, as you work out where and how much to plant.
We’re learning about time all through the spring lessons, as we focus on one season within a year.
And there’s more practical maths within all our recipes.
You can also try out:
Carrot Number Printable – and ideas for how to use them
Spring Math Activities
Here are lots of spring-themed math activities that you can use throughout the season.
You can adapt them to suit the stage of math that your child is learning at. Very young children may be focused on counting and number sense, then working on addition and subtraction, then multiplying and dividing.
There’s no rush, so go with your child. Some families choose not to offer structured math activities, and some families love them, so please feel free to use, adapt, or not use these ideas, to suit your own child.
If you do like these kind of activities, you can offer them at different times through the season, so your children can meet, practise and master skills over time. They are playful, hands-on, and appealing to the senses, and can make playing with maths lots of fun.
Use your carrot number with these number line ideas.
Treasure hunt indoors or outdoors to collect all your numbers, then order them, counting up and counting down.
Use your carrot numbers with a sensory writing tray – copy the shape and orientation of each number.
Use your sensory writing tray for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Write your answers in the tray.
Use your carrot numbers and a bent twig to compare number values – working on place value.
Which number is bigger?
Paint or draw some flower stalks and add the right number of play-dough petals.
Plant your number carrots in the right veggie patch: odd or even?
Use Easter baskets to sort your carrot numbers.
Use large seeds, such as beans, to count. Plant the right number of seeds in each flower pot.
Make a set of number eggs, using a white marker. Count out the right number of seeds for each egg.
Add up the numbers on two or three eggs. Open them up and count all the seeds. Did you work out the correct total?
Use your eggs to work on number bonds/pairs. Make a set of eggs with one egg for each number bond to ten: 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7, 4 and 6, 5 and 5, 6 and 4, 7 and 3, 8 and 2, 9 and 1. Open up all the eggs, perhaps hiding them in the sandpit, water tray or a sensory tub. Hunt out all your egg halves and match them together to make lots of tens. You can use seeds to check you’ve got the pairs matched up correctly.
Work on subitising: quickly recognising a number of dots, without having to count each individual one. Match your number half to the correct number of dots.
You can use your seeds to count too.
Split your eggs with a question on one half and an answer on the other. Can you match them up? You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to suit your child. If you like to race you could time yourself and see if you can work faster each time you play.
Set up a Counting Carrots station. Make carrots using triangles and rectangles. Can you add the right number of leaves?
Decorate eggs with this play dough station and play with patterns and symmetry.