Let’s face it. Nobody likes constant math flash cards and drills. And most kids loathe the dreaded “timed test” for multiplication facts. What if there’s an easier way to help kids learn and master their multiplication facts? Well I happen to think there is! Through play! Games can be enjoyable, competitive and motivating for even the most reluctant learners. And this ultimate collection of FREE multiplication games will give you enough variety to keep practicing (without getting bored) until all those facts are memorized!
Printable Multiplication Board Games:
I have tons of free multiplication games here on my site, so I hope you’ll check out the variety below!
But if you’re not interested in a printable game, there are tons of other easy and free multiplication games ideas!
This set of printable games includes 3 different games to focus on different facts. The first game covers facts from 2-12. The second focuses on facts from 0-5, and the third focuses on facts from 6-12.
This post also includes a set of simple, low prep multiplication games. These are two player games.
And if you’re working on facts in the fall, you may love my pumpkin-themed multiplication matching game! This freebie includes all the facts from 2-10, so you can focus on whichever set you like, or mix it up.
Or create your own multiplication board game with this simple, low prep idea! The set up only takes 5 minutes, but the possibilities are endless!
And to really help kids learn those facts and be prepared for division, grab this Missing Factor BINGO game! This super easy game is sure to be a hit!
This simple 4-in-a-row multiplication game set is an easy and low prep way to practice facts.
Want a simple, printable game for multi-digit multiplication? Here are a couple options:
Interactive Multiplication Worksheets:
Sometimes kids just need a new approach or a fresh challenge to get them excited and motivated to learn. Here you’ll find out of the box ideas for learning multiplication facts, incorporating books, coloring pages, cut and paste pages and more. Enjoy!
If you’re looking to help your kids practice multiplication as groups of equal parts, you will love this cute, Fall themed set of practice pages to go along with the book, 2×2=BOO! It would be fun to use these pages along with the book, but it’s not necessary.
And if you love combining math with children’s literature, check out this giant list of books to teach multiplication and division.
Or, if you’d rather focus on arrays, this post has lots of hands on ways for learning multiplication using arrays, including free printable pages.
And if you’re teaching multiplication using an area model, grab this free set of “color the product” pages. You could turn this into a game between partners. Simply have them roll dice or build their own multiplication problem and color the product. The player with the largest area wins.
One of the most important things for kids to understand as they learn the multiplication facts is that the inverse operation is division. Help kids make sense of this relationship as well as increase fact fluency with this low-prep roll and write activity for multiplication and division.
Help kids learn facts with these simple multiplication coloring pages. These pages challenge kids to find all the facts for a given number, helping them learn factors and see the commutative property!
Or try this set of low-prep clip cards, which provide practice with basic facts.
And to help kids learn the properties of multiplication, try these easy cut and paste pages.
And here are some cute cut & paste pages for multiplication with large numbers.
Want a huge collection of resources to help kids make sense of the why behind multiplication and build fact fluency? Check out my Introduction to Multiplication Bundle.
This covers skip counting, hands on lessons and low-prep games to help build a solid multiplication foundation.
Multiplication Card Games:
Card games can be such a simple way to practice. For a fun and unique game designed just for learning multiplication, check out this post about Holimaths X. There are 10 different ways to play!
Or if all you have is a standard deck of playing cards, never fear! Here’s a variety of multiplication card games to try to learn those facts:
- Spiral (simple game with endless variations!)
- Once through the deck (a great way to practice a particular set of facts)
- Product War (two player game to practice with tons of variations)
- Integer flash (for multiplying positive and negative numbers)
Or keep practice super simple with these quick and easy dice games!
Sidewalk Chalk Multiplication Games:
Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your kids is to let them get up and MOVE. My daughter loves the chance to play with sidewalk chalk, so anytime I can combine that with math, the better!
Skip counting hopscotch is a great multiplication game for early learners. This fun twist on a classic will help them begin to learn the facts without even realizing it!
Multiplication Games with LEGO Bricks:
Do your kids love LEGO bricks? Why not combine math with LEGO to make learning and practice fun! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
And this set of puzzles is a fun and unique way for kids to practice. Simply combine the multiplication printables with a handful of LEGO Duplo bricks and challenge your kids to complete the puzzle.
Find more ideas for learning multiplication with LEGO in this post.
Or use LEGO duplo to practice skip counting, as you see in this example from Joy in the Home.
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