I don’t know about you but trying to do maths with the kids while we’re home-learning is a bit of a nightmare! If you’re kids hate practising their times tables too then this maths game may just be exactly what you need.

First you need to make yourself the cards with a sum on them. I focused on the times tables the kids are currently learning at school first. As time goes on I’ll add more and more.

Next I made the number targets. I drew around some bowls from the kitchen. Then I used sharpie pens to colour them in so they are nice and bright. If you have a printer at home you can print some off if you prefer. In the middle of each target write the number answer to the sums.

Now put your targets up around the garden or on the walls wherever you are going to play the game.

Finally you are ready to play! Get the kids to load up their Nerf guns and chose their first sum. Once they’ve worked out the answer they have to find the target with the correct number on and shoot it with their Nerf gun!

You can set challenges such as how many they can get correct in 3 minutes, first to get the correct answers for 10 sums, etc to make it more exciting.

On days when we don’t want to get the Nerf guns out I lay the targets out on the table and they match the sums to the targets instead. This is a quick activity to set up and keeps them busy for a while.

Check out the game in action in our YouTube video below. Don’t forget to give the video the thumbs up and subscribe to our channel!

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Super cool idea!! My kids would love this

Hopefully it will encourage kids to practise their times tables more x

I hate maths and love Nerf guns too, so I’m absolutely itching to give this a try with my son!

I hope he enjoys it!

I’m so impressed, this is such a cool idea!

Thanks!

My son loves nerf guns so this is fab for us!

I hope he enjoys it!x

My son is a bit young for this, but I absolutely love this idea! I bet the kids had so much fun whilst they learnt!

It’s certainly helped improve their enthusiasm for learning times tables!

This is a really cool idea! Thank you for sharing!

You’re welcome x

Interesting and great idea. I like that kids are up and about while learning. So much learning happens when kids aren’t sitting at a desk or table.

Yes I agree, it’s great to get them active as well!

I never quite got round to doing this, but it’s such a great idea!

Thank you, the kids love it!

What a good idea. I’m a teacher so lovely to see people making learning fun and practical. I’m sure this will liven up home learning for many families!

Thank you x

What an amazing idea! My son would love this and he hates maths! I find getting him interested in it is such a battle. I will have to give this a try. It could be a gamechanger!

I hope he likes it! X

Great tips, I found my daughter learns a lot better with games and practice activities too!

It makes learning much more fun doesn’t it!