Last year I turned some of our endless supply of plastic eggs into word spinners. This year I have turned some more of our endless supply of plastic eggs (honestly I think they multiply during the year) in to maths spinner.

You will need:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Sharpie

Simple write out some sums out onto the larger side of the egg (going towards the centre), and then on the other side write the answer.

All your little one needs to is work out the sum and spin the other half around until it is the correct answer. I made three sets this time: one set was addition, the second was subtraction, and the final one was multiplication.

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Both EC and YC love to do these, YC was especially pleased to get in on the action this year, as last year she was not reading or doing sums yet. I also put a little surprise into the middle of the egg, so that when they have managed to complete the whole egg it “magically” pops open to reveal what is inside.

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Make sure you follow our maths activity board on Pinterest for more ideas.

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Turn old plastic easter eggs into these maths spinner challenges. You can make them as easy or as difficult as you like depending on the child's level.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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