Creative maths activities to try at home
Explore our fun creative maths activities, available to download for free! Our activities are suitable for children aged 4-12. We have used this symbol* where they are best suited to older children.
Psst! Parents and carers, remember all of our resources are designed for exploring as a family. There is no right or wrong way, so don’t be afraid to get stuck in and enjoy experimenting. Get creative, play, make mistakes and let children take each activity or challenge as far as they want. You’ll be creating positive memories of maths together as a family – an important step in building a confident, can-do attitude towards maths.
Monday Maths Fun Day
New creative maths activities added weekly, every Monday
We cannot run our face-to-face sessions at present, so instead we’ll be adding a new creative maths activity for families to try at home together every week. You’ll also find new content regularly uploaded to our blog so keep an eye on that too!
Numbers & Measurements
Maths of me activity
This activity is all about the maths of yourself. Explore the numbers surrounding you and your life. Download our easy to fill in worksheet with your key numbers and compare them with each other.
Build a rocket activity
Make a rocket and see how far it can travel! Learn about measurements and distances.
Write a Pi Poem (Piem) or Story activity*
A creative way to explore π! Try writing a poem or story using the digits in pi to 20 decimal places.
Marvellous measure maths activity*
Forget treasure hunts – go on a measure hunt instead! Explore the different lengths of the everyday things you see. You’ll need a tape measure for this activity. If you don’t have one, why not use string and then measure against a ruler?
2019 in numbers maths activity
Take the 2019 number challenge! Can you find ways of getting numbers 1-12 using only 2,0,1,9 and the 4 operators?
Nifty numbers activity
Improve your family’s number skills and have fun at the same time with these creative ideas and games.
Create a Number Character activity
What’s your favourite number? Choose a digit from 1-9 and bring it to life! This activity combines numbers and story telling. Part of ‘Monday Maths Fun Day’ (Monday 23rd March 2020)
Maths Trail activity
Create a mtrail around your home! What will you find? This activity involves counting, multiplying, exploring shapes and using everyday objects to measure. Part of ‘Monday Maths Fun Day’ (Monday 30th March 2020)
Fractions, Percentages & Time
Bits + bobs fractions activity
Learn about fractions and ratios, and enjoy a treat at the same time! You can use any multi-coloured sweet treat but you’ll probably need 2 packs – one for the activity and one to eat!
Data decoder maths activity*
Decode the world around you with this activity. Explore the fractions, percentages and decimals spotted in everyday life.
Kings Cross family trail maths activity
Maths on the move! Take a trip to Kings Cross station in London to discover the maths around Pancras Square. Or perhaps you can create your own family trail about your local area, or your home!
Patterns, Shapes & Angles
Angle eater activity
Make your own angle eater and go on a hunt for right angles!
6 sided dice net activity
Make your own giant dice with this cube net. A net is a flat shape which when folded and put together forms a 3D shape!
Mobius strip maths activity
Download this template to make your own mobius strip. This mysterious shapes has only got one side – but how? Prepare to amaze your friends and family.
Party puzzle maths activity
How do you see patterns differently from others? Create your own pattern and compare it with your friends.
Two craft activities perfect for chilly winter afternoons. Download these snowflake activities to create your own festive decorations and explore space, shape and symmetry.
Super shapes maths activity
Draw your favourite shape in the form of superhero! What special powers will it have?
Make your own Toast Tangram puzzle, and then make giraffes, cats or whatever you want. It’s playing with your food, but it’s also definitely mathematical.
When you make Little Robot you’re seeing how flat shapes come together to make 3D shapes – a maths skill. There’s also counting, logic, and figuring out.
Maths on Toast Bites Films
Maths on Toast Bites is an online maths resource. It is a series of 5 fun ‘How To…’ videos presented by children aged 8 – 11.
How to make a hexaflexagon
A hexaflexagon is a folded paper polygon with a magical hidden surprise inside. Make your own and astound your friends!
How to make Platonic solids
Discover the 5 special shapes known as the Platonic Solids. Make a Tetrahedron, which has 4 faces, and an Icosahedron, which has 20!
Magic maths: how to step inside a playing card
And now for your next trick – discover how to step inside a playing card. Abracadabra!
Construction challenge film
Can you build a sturdy structure using only cocktail sticks and sweets? Try it yourself and discover which shapes are the strongest.
Fun maths games for the family
Fun maths games you can download and play at home with family and friends. You’ll need some dice for these.
Write a review of maths on toast bites
After you’ve watched all the videos, why not write a review? Download the review template and tell us what you think of each Maths on Toast Bites film – how many stars will you give us?