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Maths games free for age 4 to 5 Reception kids

10 maths games for Reception age children
aligned to the UK National Curriculum for Maths.

Simple, easy to play games can be a great way of introducing young learners to certain areas of maths. Interactive games introduce excitment and energy into the learning mix and can compliment more hands on ways of getting across the key concepts that we need to introduce. We offer various types of games that should suit many learning styles. Select a game below to start playing or continue reading for more details.

Our games are really easy to understand and play and don't need long explanations or pages of rules. We think simple games are just as exciting as more complex ones as long as they are well designed and well executed.

Screenshot of the Sow grow game for learning and practicing reception maths online

Our games are quick to play, and are suitable for both nursery and home use. All our reception maths games are based on multiple choice and can be played once the children can use a mouse or track pad. Each of our games is accompanied by our resident friendly robot which will speak all questions and also all available answers at the click of the mouse.

Select a game below for more information on how it is played:

All our reception maths games are available online and are free to use with all our topics - that is over 50 topics with 500+ question / answer pairs that are at the core of any introduction to reception maths. Our games are accompanied by reception lessons and reception tests to provide a vital free resource for your young maths learners.

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How to use our
reception maths games

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Click on the name of a game to go to that game page with the reception topic you have selected. On the game page there are instructions on how to play the game in addition to a chance to change the topic you want to play with. All our reception maths games are quick to play and easy to understand. You need to have seen the maths you are going to play with before you play the games, either at school or using our own reception lessons.

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Mix and match

A child's playroom needs tidying up - put the question blocks into the correctly labelled box to score points and clear up the room.

Simple game with nice graphics suitable for children as young as four. No leaderboards for this game.
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Four in a row

Win 4 cells in a row by matching the cell's questions to the correct answer from a list of possible answers. A quick game you can work through in a minute.

Also good for hearing the audio for all the maths in the topic. No leaderboards for this game.
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Duck shoot

Fairground themed game where you use the catapult to fire balls at the rows of ducks crossing the screen. Each round has more ducks and they move faster. Answer a question after each round to win extra points.

This is not a timed game.
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Sow grow

Test your maths skills by clicking on the right answer for each question - correct answers win sunflowers.

The aim of the game is to fill the vase with pretty flowers - high scores leaderboard and bonus points available.
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Choose or lose

You see a set of questions - for each question you are offered 2 to 4 similar answers but only one of them is a correct. Click the right answer to win points but ... you only have 10 seconds.

Good game if you want to concentrate on the maths. Best scores leaderboard available.
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Cat and mouse

You control the cat with the arrow keys or by tapping where you want it to go - some of the mice are white and you need to catch them - catching white mice gives you questions that can win you points.

Avoid the red balloons but hit the blue ones. Timed game.
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The frog flies

Use your keyboard arrow keys or tap your device touchscreen to control the frog and catch the flies. Avoid the birds! Answer the questions to win points - you have 5 seconds only...
Scoring is based on speed and the number of correct answers. Fast game...but it can be paused!
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Pong

This is our version of the classic early computer game "Breakout" ( itself a development of the even earlier "Pong" game - we prefer that name ) where a player controls a bar that knocks a ball or puck around the screen.
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The beetle and the bee

You control the beetle with the arrow keys or by tapping a touchscreen. Navigate the obstacles and catch the strawberries to answer questions to win points. The bees will sting and reduce your health.

Timed game with leaderboards.
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Rock fall

Test your reaction times with this short sharp game of reflexes and a bit of mathematical knowledge or skill - click / tap the rocks to break them and stop them hitting the road.

Only 4 questions & -10 points for each wrong answer.. leaderboards available.
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Future Games

We intend to develop many more games for Free Maths Games - if you would like to suggest a game, please use the contact page to let us know your ideas.

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