Easy to Make Train Math Game

One thing I love about doing the Virtual Book Club for kids is that it gets me thinking about what activity we will do with the book. This month’s book is The Little Engine That Could: 60th Anniversary Edition. This is a classic book with a great story.

There is so much you can learn from this book. We enjoyed reading the book and doing a fun and easy train math game.

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This was really easy to set up and my girls helped me make the game board. We had some fun foam stickers that we found to make it. We looked for different shapes in the container to make to mark our spots. I did this activity with all of my girls. They each did something different with the board.

What you need for this activity: sheet of paper, pen, Bucket of Foamies Stickers, Cars and Trucks, a six sided die and dice in dice.

Easy to Make Train Math Game - 3Dinosaurs.com

My youngest did this game by rolling the dice and moving that many spots. She would tell me the number she rolled on the die and count the spots that she would move on the board.

Easy to Make Train Math Game - 3Dinosaurs.com

I would also ask her what shape and color that she landed on. We counted the sides on the different shapes. This was a good way to work on more counting, color and shapes at the same time.

Easy to Make Train Math Game - 3Dinosaurs.com

My older girls wanted a chance to play as well. I pulled out our dice in dice for them to do some subtraction work.

My middle did a little how quick can you subtract the smaller number from the bigger number. The dice did not always come up with a number and she often for zero for an answer. She found it took her longer to go through the board than my youngest.

Easy to Make Train Math Game - 3Dinosaurs.com

My oldest also wanted to play. She is in 4th grade so I changed up the game again. She had to do the same subtraction that my middle did, but also had to tell me what the two number would multiple too. This was a challenge because she had to do the math for both within 25 seconds. It made the game fun and something different. She used the same dice in dice but we could have also used the 12-sided dice in a dice.

Easy to Make Train Math Game - 3Dinosaurs.com

Who says you can’t make learning fun for different ages with the same game. We love it at our house! Plus everyone got to be a part of putting it together and playing. This is also something they can play over and over. We did some variations to see who could get to the end with the least amount of rolls or who could land on the most color in three games of play. There are always ways to change something up.

What would you change up to make it work at your house?

Easy to Make Train Math Game - 3Dinosaurs.com

You could also check out this other train and transportation activities:

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Be sure to check out more of the Virtual Book Club Books for 2015-2016. See all the books that we have completed already and the activities that we did with them.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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14 Responses to Easy to Make Train Math Game

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  3. I love how easy it is to change this game for different ages. So fun!

  4. Carla says:

    Fun! I love how you adapted it for the older girls too!

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  6. Heather says:

    This is such a great idea – very creative and fun along with lots of learning opportunities.

  7. Cerys says:

    Fantastic adaptable game for different ages to play together.

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  9. Kim says:

    My love doing crafts or activities in conjunction with our books. This one would be a hit at our house! Thanks for sharing at Made for Kids!

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