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20 Fun Math Activities Using Craft Sticks

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We love fun math activities for kids around here, especially if they're done using simple math manipulatives. These craft stick math activities definitely fit the bill for being simple and fun. I added a couple easy shopping affiliate links in this post, FYI.

20 AWESOME Craft Stick Math Ideas! Fun Math Activities for kids using DIY Math Manipulatives. Covers counting, patterns, shapes, math facts and more!

Oh how I heart “popsicle sticks” as we always called them. Hehehe, I still have fond childhood memories of sitting around the kitchen table with a big box of craft sticks, building for hours, always applying too much glue. My kids are not quite at the “free access to glue” stage yet but we do love using craft sticks for all sorts of fun at our house!

The craft stick market has really expanded since my glue-drenched jewelry box days. They come in all sorts of sizes and colors these days:

With so many options, the possibilities for fun and creativity are endless! But I bet you want to see how to use them for math?! Okay, here we go!

Related: Pop, Fizz, Bang! 40 Fun Math and Science Activities for Kids

Fun Math Activities Using Craft Sticks

20 Awesome DIY Craft Stick Math Manipulatives. So many fun math activities for kids!

Click through each link for full details. Pictured above, starting at the top, left to right:

Related: 20 Clothespin Fine Motor Activities

20 Awesome Craft Stick Math Ideas on Lalymom.com

In this collage, starting at the top, left to right: 

Click through each links to get instructions and a tutorial.

20 Fun Math Activities for kids using crafts sticks

Math Made Fun!

Fun Math Activities for Kids Using DIY Math Manipulatives with Everyday Materials

Hop on over to School Time Snippets' Math Made Fun Series page for even more fun math activities the kids can try. You'll see oodles of fun DIY Math Manipulatives Ideas! You'll find ideas for dice, erasers, blocks, felt, beads, seashells, buttons, muffin tins, coins and LOTS more!

For even more awesome math and science activities, check out my eBook!

Fizz, Pop, Bang! 40 AWESOME Science and Math Activities for Kids! on Lalymom.com - 20 printables are included!

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