Summer Math Activities for Kids

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I hope you’ve downloaded my free summer learning printables — Brain Camp — and seen the math options from which your kid can choose. If not, here’s the link.

Today, I want to make sure you have all the resources you’ll need to help your kids in elementary (primary) school with these fun summer math activities.

summer math activities for kids

Summer Math Activities for Kids

1. Math Apps

2. Hands-On Math Activities

3. Math Puzzles

4. Math Games

Sum Swamp
Sum Swamp
single digit addition & subtraction (& a Taylor family favorite!)


addition & subtraction fact families

Clumsy Thief Summer Math Activities for Kids
Clumsy Thief
addition, subtraction, money, & making 100 card game (FUN!)

Even Steven's Odd
Even Steven’s Odd
number matching skills, addition & subtraction, quick thinking

domino math game list

Playing Cards
Deck of Playing Cards
– War (greater / less than)
multiplication war
– 10s Go Fish

Fraction Formula
Fraction Formula
visually see what fractions add up to 1 whole

multi-step addition

Zeus Loose
Zeus on the Loose
addition & subtraction of 2-digit numbers

Summer Math Activities for Kids
Math Dice by Think Fun
roll the dice to practice multiplication — best for groups of 3 or more

prime climb
Prime Climb
multiplication and division practice in a strategy and luck game

5. Math Workbooks

Brain Quest Grade 3
Brain Quest Workbooks
(I usually select the grade level the child has just completed so it’s review.)
I’ve downloaded these apps and they’re glitchy so far so I don’t recommend them. Use the books instead.
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Summer Math Activities
Singapore Math Workbooks

Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4

Grade 5
Grade 6
We use this math program and highly recommend the problem solving workbooks as well.

Telling Time
Kumon Workbooks
My Book of Simple Addition
Subtraction Grade 1
My First Book of Money: Counting Coins
My Book of Telling Time

More Math

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  1. Fun and interesting math games such as these are also a great way to reduce the dreaded summer slide. It’s important that parents and educators encourage kids, particularly those without access to summer learning programs or online resources, to participate in these activities to keep them thinking mathematically while out of school. Research suggests that kids – particularly those in low-income areas – lose 2.5 to 3 full months of grade level math equivalency over summer break. Scary statistics, but it’s great to see things like this being shared to help reduce the impact of learning decay. Thanks, Melissa! Keep up the great work.

    Here’s a short list of free summer math activities we put together:

    Thanks again.

  2. Hi Melissa,

    My wife and I have just created a new math app (Box Drop Math Addition) and I’d love to hear what you think about it or if you would consider writing a review. The focus is on improving basic addition skills by engaging kids in a challenging box stacking game. We’ve also included a graph that shows progress towards mastery for equations from 1 to 10. I can provide a promo code if you send me an email. Here is a YouTube video overview of the app: