If your child is about to learn maths for the first time, this guide is for you. With games, books, and activities, you will be able to help your child get excited about learning maths.
This guide is written by Dr. Seuss fans who have a passion for education and are dedicated to improving children’s lives through teaching maths skills. Here is how you can get started.
Pick up a copy of Mother Goose or any other Dr. Seuss book and read it with your child. Make up nonsense rhymes of your own, or start from the ones in the book.
For Children, 30 Dr. Seuss Maths Activities And Games
1. Skip Counting Puzzle
Write numbers on the top and bottom of a piece of paper. Then draw several lines vertically down the middle of the paper. Ask your child to draw lines between the numbers so that they count by skipping numbers as they go.
2. Count with toes
This activity aims to use fingers, toes, and other body parts to count instead of ones and tens. The goal is to show children that maths can be fun!
3. Count on from the last number you said
As you read a book or tell a story, your child should count on the last number you said. For example, if you say, “There were ten bears in that cave,” then your child should count eleven bears coming out of the cave.
4. Pom Pom Math Foundations
Pom poms make a fun shape to help children count. Counting objects is an important first step in learning math. Establish mathematical foundations with the assistance of friendly Horton the elephant and a few brightly colored pom-poms.
5. Ten Little Fingers and Toes
Children love to create little pathways with their fingers, toes, hands, and feet! Help your child count things with his hands, feet, and many more body parts. If you have birthday party guests who include your child, they will be thrilled at his fascination with the number ten!
6. Measure With Feet
Use your feet to measure objects. “This tree is two of my feet, and that rock is one of my feet .”Talk about how this helps measure things and use it as a stepping stone to understanding how to use a ruler.
7. Lorax Addition
This is a game to help your child learn the value of 10. To count toes, fingers, and other body parts until you get to ten. Then add them all together. While this Lorax-inspired counting activity focuses on addition, teachers are free to adapt it to focus on other skills.
8. Fishbowl Sums
Count with your fingers the number of fish in a fishbowl. Then figure out how many more there are by adding them all up. This activity teaches children that numbers can be used to represent other numbers.
9. Joyful Counting
Joyful counting is a fun way for children to learn about counting and its relationship to different shapes and colors. There are many ways to teach this concept. Here, you will see Elmer, the elephant counting all kinds of objects in his environment.
10. Ten Apples Up On Top
Ten Apples Up On Top is a great game to teach children numbers and the number 10. Ask your child to roll the dice and get a number, then count up to ten.
11. Cat In The Hat Measuring Tools
Here is a fun activity for kids to measure the length of a string. Like many others in the Cat in the Hat series, this activity helps children understand measurement tools and how they work.
12. My Red Bicycle
This activity is great for developing number sense and spatial ability in children. This activity uses the famous red bicycle from Dr. Seuss’s book, “My Red Book .”This book has a shape representing the number one, and each shape has a different meaning.
13. Tell Time With A Cat In The Hat Clock
This is a fun way to teach children about time. Use a clock that has been cut in half so you can see the inner workings. This works wonderfully for teaching how to tell time! Students should glue the corresponding time on their striped hats according to the number on the dice.
14. Green Eggs And Ham Number Lip Cards
These cards help children learn to count from 1-to 20. After the count, they flip over the card and color in the green eggs. It is a fun way to get children interested in learning numbers.
15. Terrific 2D Shape Juggler
Terrific 2D Shape Juggler is a great game to teach children how numbers relate to shapes. The idea behind this activity is that __ will help children learn the order of shapes. Children will love helping you get the eight balls and seven balls into the right positions.
16. Ladybug Counting Game
Ladybug counting games are created to help children learn how to count and tell time. The idea behind this one is that eight ladybugs are crawling down on a counting grid with numbers from 1-10 on them.
17. Get Acquainted With Numbers 1 and 2
The order of numbers is important for counting and two-digit addition. In this activity, you will learn how numbers relate to each other.
18. In A Manger Stalls
This is a wonderful Christmas counting activity. Use four stalls on the barn and count into them with your child (1-2-3-4). Flip the cards and count out of the stalls (10-9-8-7). Use this great game to help children learn how numbers relate to each other!
19. Mystery Picture Numbered Coloring Chart
Colouring is always fun, and this activity is no different. Your child will enjoy coloring the picture while he learns his numbers.
20. One Fish Two Fish Counting Bowl
Children love to pretend to play. This counting activity is that a fishbowl has ten fish in it. Children count from one to ten as the fish swim out of the bowl. This activity teaches children how numbers relate to each other and how to count from 1-to 10.
21. Grinch Addition & Subtraction Board Game
Grinch Addition activity is a great way to reinforce addition and subtraction skills. The game is fun and easy to learn and will have children excited about learning addition and subtraction!
22. Ten Little Peppers
This is a fun game where children match the numbers they read with the number of pepper they are supposed to be. This game teaches children that numbers can be related to other numbers differently.
23. Dot-to-dot Horton
Dot-to-dot lessons are an easy way to teach children how to read numbers. The idea behind this activity is that Horton will help children learn the number 10. Children start at one end with ten by using one dot, then two dots, and so on, until they reach ten.
24. Tell Time With Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss is known for his fun, rhyming books. This will be a great way to teach children how to tell time! You can also use the Cat in the Hat clock or any other clock with numbers. Let your child color in the corresponding shape with numbers on it.
25. Pattern Maker
Pattern Maker is a great way to teach children how numbers relate to each other. It’s a fun game for kids to play. Children will match the right number of dots to make a pattern in this game. Your child will love playing this matching game with you!
26. Even And Odd
If your child has trouble recognizing even and odd numbers, play this fun game with him. Children love the challenge of matching two even numbers or two odd numbers.
27. Make A Ten
Make A Ten is a great way to reinforce how to make a ten in subtraction. Each number has an arrow that points to the next number you are supposed to subtract from it. This activity is helpful for children who have trouble reading or comprehending subtraction problems.
28. Roll And Cover
Children love to roll dice, which is a great counting activity for them. After your child rolls the dice and gets a number, he needs to cover up that number with another piece of paper.
29. Dr. Seuss Counters
This counting activity will help children learn how to count from 1-to 10. Children roll the dice, then put those numbers on their counters according to how many they got. Children love this counting game!
30. Symmetry Shaper
Symmetry Shaper is a fun game that helps children learn numbers. This game has given your child a shape marked with the number 10. After he has done this activity, he can shape the next number. Children love this game!