Practicing multiplication tables can seem a bit repetitive and boring to your children, this activity is a perfect way to solve that problem while still get them to practice! It’s simple and fun and hardly requires any materials at all. Check it out:
- What you need: All you’ll need for this activity is one piece of square paper and something to write with. Super simple!
- What to do:
- Make your cootie catchers: If you’ve never made one of these before, it’s pretty easy to learn. Start with your square piece of paper and fold each of its corners into the center. Really press the edges down so that the paper retains the shape. Next, turn it upside down and fold the corners into the center again. Now, fold the paper in half (think like a hot dog). Place your fingers under the outer flaps and practice moving it around. That’s it!
- Multiplication: On each of the outer flaps write a number. Then, on each of the 8 inner triangles, write three numbers (ex. 2, 4, 6 or 10, 20, 30). On the other side of these flaps, write out the corresponding multiplication problems. For example, if the outermost flap said “2” and the inner triangle read “2, 4, 6,” the innermost section would read, “2×2, 2×4, 2×6.” Have your child pick an outside number and move the cootie catcher in and out that number of times. Then, they should pick one of the inner sections and answer the questions underneath. Play this as much as you like!
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