A few months ago we tried this Scrabble addition activity from The Measured Mom. I knew that my five year old would love that game, and he certainly did, so I created a special New Year's themed Scrabble math activity for him. It's a great way to introduce him to new vocabulary and practice some math skills.
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For this New Year's learning activity, you will need:
How it works is the child spells the words using the Scrabble tiles, putting the individual letters into the appropriate squares below the word. Then add up the numbers on the bottom of the tiles and write the answer.
Five year old J is a pro-star at math, so these ended up being way too easy for him. He did, however, find ways to extend the activity on his own. First, he noted that a lot of the words had the same score, so he graphed them. Then we did a tally chart of how many words had certain scores. He then told me which words had the most points and which one the fewest. Lots of math learning went on!
Don't forget to grab a copy of the free printable worksheet: