With Earth Day just around the corner, we are looking for a lot of ways we can learn about the earth and integrate Earth Day not only into our science studies, but into other times of our day too, like math! These printable Earth Day math games are great for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students, as there are 3 levels of play. You can easily make these games eco-friendly and save paper by slipping the sheets into a sheet protector (using fun manipulatives to cover answers instead of color) to re-use multiple times as well! However you play, kids will love practicing their number sense and celebrating the earth at the same time.
Free Printable Earth Day Math Games
We have a ton of plans for a lot of hands-on Earth Day fun (see some of our favorite ideas for Earth Day with kids here) and these printables are one way to bring the element of Earth Day into math workshop!
With my Early Entry Kindergarten class, we enjoy building our number sense with the roll and color option.
This allows us to work on our subitizing skills with dice (recognizing quantity instantly without counting), find the matching numeral, and color the earth.
Another option that is a bit more challenging is the Earth Day spin and add.
Grab a paperclip and pencil to form a spinner by placing the pencil in the center and flicking the paperclip.
Add both of the numbers together, using the provided number line for help if needed, and color the earth with the sum.
This is great for kids who are ready to give addition to 10 a go, and is a great fit for most Kindergartners in the spring.
Finally, if you have a child ready for the challenge of subtraction, they can take their makeshift spinner to play Earth Day Spin and Subtract.
After subtracting their second spin from their first (they can use the number line for help if they need to) they color the earth with the answer.
You can print copies of the game to use, or, since this is Earth Day after all – you can also slip this into sheet protectors, or print on cardstock and use manipulatives like these fun earth erasers to cover your answers instead of color.
This lets you save paper and use the games over and over again without running to the copy machine – score!
Grab Your Copies
Ready for some Earth Day fun and number sense building all in one? Grab your copy of the differentiated Earth Day math games by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, hop over and check out our list of Earth Day crafts, printables, and activities that your kids are sure to love this spring!