Five Minute Fun: Five ways to make maths fun!

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We’re sharing a load of fun, five minute activities to get you and your little one moving during Fun Kids Junior!

They’re from the guys at Five Minute Fun, who believe it’s possible to keep your little one entertained without tiring yourself out or spending lots of money!

One way you can stay entertained is with maths! I know, I know… Hear me out…

Don’t believe maths can be fun? Think again! We’ve got 5 counting games to keep the small people entertained for at least 5 minutes per game.

That’s 300 seconds all to yourself — 1500 if they do all five! We did the maths for you. You’re welcome.

Treasure hunt

Set them the challenge of finding 8 Pieces of Eight — shiny treasure. It could be tin foil, food cans, a silver pen… Don’t let them loose with the antique jewels, though. (No, we don’t own any either).

Hungry caterpillar

Tell them to wriggle along the floor to 1 green thing (eg, an apple), 2 purple things (plums), 3 yellow (lemons), 4 red (strawberries) and 5 orange (yes, you’ve guessed it). By this point they’ll be exhausted. And hungry.

Mad as a hatter

Aim is to find and wear as many hats as possible. Then count them. Simple. Funny.

Lunch bunch

Tell them to make a sandwich and put on one piece of cheese, two pieces of lettuce, three tomatoes.

Counting, tick, Healthy lunch, tick. Made it themselves, tick, tick, tick! Now cut the sandwich into four and get them to take away one piece at a time by eating it.

Mummy massage

Get them to learn the meaning of time while giving Mummy a nice back rub for 5 whole minutes!

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Images and words: Sara Conway

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