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Fun and educational games for kids

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Looking for educational games for your kids to play?
We’ve rounded up our favourite games, YAY!
From number pegs, Lego block building and more,
I’m sure little ones will find an educational show they adore!

We all know that sometimes getting your little ones interested in practising the skills that they’ve learnt at school isn’t the easiest task in the world! However, here is a list of some educational games that are so fun it won’t even feel like they’re learning!

Counting Cupcake Cases with Pom Poms

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All you need for this one is some spare cupcake cases and a handful of cute and colourful objects! (We opted for little pom-poms ourselves after spying this idea on Pinterest)!  Write numbers 1 to 5 inside the cases and get your little ones adding that exact amount of objects into them. You could even try using sweet treats instead of pom-poms that can be used for a tasty reward!

Lego Block Letter Building

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This one is great for little building block mad creators! Write on a longer block a three-letter word, then grab some singular ones and write each letter of that word onto each block. Get them to place the singular blocks in the correct order above the longer block and say the word aloud!

“Make 10” Card Game

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 Make up a few batches of cards numbered 1 to 10. Get et your little one to make their own number combinations. They can add, subtract, times and divide their way to the number 10!

Puddle Jump Maths

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Grab some blue paper and cut out some puddle shapes. Make a number sequence and, depending on age and ability, get them to leap from one puddle to the next after saying the number aloud. This gets your little ones familiar with their number sequences!

Number Pegs

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This one’s similar to the ‘Make 10’ game – but you’ll need some wooden pegs and lolly sticks! Simply grab 10 (or more!) wooden peg and write a number on the top of each one. Then, on your wooden lolly stick, write a plus and equals sign – but be sure to leave enough space for a peg in between! On the other side of the stick, do the same but with a minus sign instead of a plus. Your little ones can then think up their own sums!

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