Looking for a fun game to play with the whole family?

This game combines math and fun in a single box, literally!

What you need:

  1. Old tissue box (or shoe box)
  2. Paper cups (or tissue roll)
  3. Ping pong ball
  4. Scissors
  5. Cello tape
  6. Marker pen
  7. Paper

Start with the body of your “math machine”. On one end, cut out two circles on the side that would fit your paper cup. Then at the opposite end, cut out ¼ of the surface so that the inside of the box can be seen.

Next, cut out the bottom of the paper cup to ensure that objects can pass through and tape them to the hole of the body.

Finally, write down math equations for your child to try! Let them put down the exact amount of ping pong balls (or any items that would fit the tube e.g. beads or buttons) and start counting!