Mathletics

Outdoor

4-6 years 

Jump into learning! This activity is a great workout for the body and brain. Your child will improve their number skills, while developing lower-leg strength, balance, and coordination.  

Materials

  • Chalk 

Set-up

  1. Use chalk to make a grid on the floor. There should be a total of 12 boxes which make up the grid – 4 boxes across and 3 boxes down. 
  2. Make the boxes large enough so that 2 children can comfortably stand inside. 
  3. Each box must contain a number. Aim to use a variety of odd and even, single and double-digit numbers. 

Time to play

1 to 2 children can participate in this activity. 

  1. Begin by calling out simple math equations, e.g. 3 + 3 =… Allow your child some time to think before jumping into the correct answer square. 
  2. You can also ask your child to identify only the even numbers, for example, by jumping into each of the even number squares in a sequence. 
  3. Be creative with your instructions and increase or decrease the complexity of the equations based on your child’s age and ability. 
  4. Your child should jump with both feet and land fully inside a square. 
  5. Add some healthy competition by inviting a friend or sibling to join the activity. 

SAFETY FIRST – To prevent slipping, children should always wear shoes when participating in this activity. 

At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Conversations with your child

  • This time you only have 5 seconds to find the correct answer 
  • Jump into all the number squares, in order of smallest to largest 
  • Let’s see who can find the correct answer first 
  • How high can you jump? 

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