Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Fact Families topic page on BrainPOP Jr.

Fact Family Do-Si-Do!

Three players minimum. Write fact family numbers (for example: 6, 3, and 9) on a three large pieces of paper, and safety pin one number on each player’s chest. Play music as you do-si-do, changing order in a row. When the music stops, figure out your fact family relationship! Are you 9, 3, and 6 from left to right? Then you’re a subtraction fact family! If you’re 3, 6 and 9, you’re an addition fact family, with smallest number on the left and largest in the middle. 

Fact Family Home

Invite your child to draw a picture of a four-story home with three windows in every story.Put two minus signs between the first two windows on the bottom floors, and a plus sign between the first two windows on the top floors. Then put an equal sign between the last two windows on all four floors. Can your child fill the windows with fact family equations? If too challenging, fill in the 4th floor with 3 + 4 = 7 and have your child complete the other equations.  

Fact Family Card Game

This two-person card game is fun and a great way to practice fact families. Take a deck of cards and remove all the Jacks, Queens, and Kings. Shuffle the deck and put it face down on a table between you and your child. Turn over four cards so they’re face up in a row. Challenge your child to see if any three of the four cards make up a fact family. If they do, your child should show you how the three are a fact family, then take the cards and turn over three new ones. Now you are to find a fact family. If there are no families in the four cards, turn over one more card and keep doing this until a family can be identified.  


Filed as:  Fact Families, K-3