2017 Summer Game #11: Make the Amount

July 4th was always an extra special holiday in our home when I was a child because it was also my brother’s birthday. Not only was Yankee Doodle about him being… “born on the 4th of July” but he also got to celebrate with fireworks. It was also … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #10: Evens and Odds

When my daughter Makenna was in kindergarten, I noticed that she had a disconnect with numbers. Being a math person, I was quite surprised that she struggled with matching the quantities with the name of the number. In addition, she really REALLY … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #9: Finding the Quotients

When the children were younger we would get season passes to Six Flags Over Texas. Going to an amusement park with six children can be pretty exciting and a tad stressful. Because there is a twelve year age difference between the oldest and … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #8: One Half

What is something fun to eat but in the summer time can be super messy? Popsicles! When you're a kid, there is nothing better on a hot day than to eat a popsicle. The twin pops were fun because they had two sticks so you could share. Breaking … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #7: Multiples Memory

When we are in a dine-in restaurant, my children tend to get a little antsy waiting for their food. I try to come up with activities they can do (other than playing on their electronic devices) during the wait. This week, I had them play a card game! … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #6: Minute Solitaire

Are we there yet? When are we going to the park? How much longer before lunch?? Are we there yet??? It seems that my children get a little more impatient in the summer. They can’t wait to do the next activity and frequently ask when that will … [Read more...]