Kinesthetic Multiplication: There are numerous Counting and Skip Counting Activities online but not many involving getting kids moving! If you are looking for more primary skip counting check out our Skip Counting K-3 mat.
Bean Bag Race
Kinesthetic Multiplication – Best way to learn multiplication.
Object: To get your team’s bean bag to the end of their mat first!
Grades 1 – 6
Place one large marker and one different coloured bean bag on each second multiple.
Each person from their team alternates to try and land their bean bag on their number (where their marker is). If they land within the square, their marker moves to the next number.
Below an example: Skip 7 mat – pink marker is on 21 and beanbag landed on 21 so marker can be advanced to 28. Players will alternate and try to land their bean bag on 28. You can ask the team an equation (2 + 8 or 2 x 8) before they can advance their marker to 28. In the same way, all students play until they reach the last multiple. Not only will kids want to play again but also more than a few times!