1) Picture Books
- Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander
- Breakfast at Danny’s Diner by Judith Stamper
- Minnie’s Diner: A Multiplying Menu by Dayle Ann Dodds
2) Multiplication War
Get a deck of cards (you can take out kings, queens, and jacks, or use them for #s 11-13 if you want) and split the deck between two people. Each person turns over a card at the same time. The first person to correctly say the product of the two numbers gets to keep the cards.
3) Roll, Multiply, & Color
Anything you can do with dice is always a hit! Click HERE to get this free worksheet to have students roll two dice, find the product, and color in the number on the page. My kids love using dot markers, but crayons or regular markers work great, too!
4) Domino Game
5) Mystery Pictures
6) Multiplication Basketball
7) Beach Ball Toss
8) Popsicle Stick Multiples
9) Around the Room Multiples
10) Roll, Multiply, Graph
11) Multiplication Memory Match
Make a memory game using index cards or construction paper. Cut small squares from the paper (laminate if you’d like) and write factors on half the cards (ex: 4 x 5) and products on the other half (ex: 20). You can do all the multiples of one number, or mix it up for review! Put all the cards face down and have partners play the game by turning two cards over to try and make a match.
I hope this list has given you some tools to use with your students and inspired you to get creative and make learning FUN!
I’m Lauren from Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures! I currently stay home with my kids (ages 6, 4, 2, and 1) and homeschool. I have had 3 years of classroom experience as a 3rd grade teacher in a public school, and several years of teaching English overseas. I love finding and creating teaching treasures that are fun, engaging, and help all students feel successful!