Multiplication Games

Multiplication games like these will teach your child to:


Skip count forwards and backwards by 2,3,4,5,10,100,1000.


Note: If your child has had experiences playing multiplication games with 100's and 1000's charts this is a breeze. If not you can use a 100's and 1000's chart to teach kids the patterns of skip counting. Just looking at the chart and counting by 2's, 4's,etc. What patterns do they make?


Skip forward and backward
Skip count while you are walking up stairs, go backward down the stairs ( be sure to walk not skip down) skip counting backwards.


Use movement to skip count. In the car when the kids get antsy we use movement to skip count. These super simple multiplication games are a ton of fun:

Try to: Snap, clap, tap (knees) by any number. Have your kids make up movements as you skip count- it's simple but it works! 

After the kids get the hang of it, if we say the wrong number then we have to start over. On long rides we have competitions to see who can come up with the best movements while skip counting (these get really creative since you have to stay in your seat).


Use the Skip Counting songs (below) 

Challenge: Can you sing the songs while jumping rope?

Skip Count by 3's

Row, Row, Row your boat:

3,6,9, and 12 (Row, Row ,Row your boat)
15, 18, 21 (gently down the stream)
24 and 27 (Merrily, Merrily Merrily, Merrily)
30 -I Say "thirtiriririririty" ( life is but a dream)

Skip Count by 6's 

If Your Happy and You Know it

6,12,18,and 24 CLAP CLAP ( if your happy and you know it clap your hands)
6,12,18,and 24 CLAP CLAP ( if your happy and you know it clap your hands)
30, 36( if your happy and you know it)
42 and 48 ( then your face will surely show it)
6,12, 18 and 24 CLAP CLAP( if your happy and you know it clap your hands)

Skip Count by 8's

Happy Birthday to You

8, 16, 24, ( Happy Birthday to you)
32 and 40 ( Happy Birthday to you)
48 and 56 (Happy Birthday to youuuuu)
64 ,72 ( Happy birthdayyyy to you)

Skip Count by 9's

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle twinkle number 9. ( twinkle, twinkle little star)
9,18,27 ( how I wonder what you are)
36 and 45 ( up above the sky so high)
54 and 63 ( like a diamond in the sky)
Twinkle, twinkle number 9 now, I'm feeling mighty fine. ( Twinkle, Twinkle little star how I wonder what you are)

Skip Count by 4's 

Mary had a Little Lamb

4,8,12,16 ( Mary had a little lamb)
20,24 (little lamb,little lamb)
27,32(Mary had a little lamb)
36 (thirrrrrtysix) let it drag out . (it's fleece was white as snow)

Skip Count by 7's 

Wheels on the Bus

The 7's on the bus go (the wheels on the bus go)

7,14 7, 14, 7 ,14 ( go round and round, round and round, round and round)

The 7's on the bus go 7, 14 all through the town. ( the wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town) 


The 7's on the bus go (the wheels on the bus go)
21, 27, 21, 27, 21, 27 ( go round and round, round and round, round and round)

The 7's on the bus go 21, 27 all through the town. ( the wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town) 


The 7's on the bus go (the wheels on the bus go)
35, 42, 35, 42, 35, 42 ( go round and round, round and round, round and round)

The 7's on the bus go 35, 42 all through the town. ( the wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town) 

The 7's on the bus go (the wheels on the bus go)
49, 56, 49, 56, 49 ,56 ( go round and round, round and round, round and round)

The 7's on the bus go 49, 56 all through the town. ( the wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town) 

The 7's on the bus (the wheels on the bus go)
kick out 63, kick out 63, kick out 63 ( go round and round, round and round, round and round)

The 7's on the bus kick out 63, because the bus is full. ( the wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town) 

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