Does your child prefer a coloring book to a math book? Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to combine the two, so your budding artist could have fun and learn at the same time? Luckily, a wonderful free educational game called Color Your Vacation Multiplication may be just the resource you are looking for.
Featuring three different levels of difficulty (easy, medium, hard), Color Your Vacation Multiplication can be challenging for a wide array of children from second to fifth or sixth grade. The game, which can be reached from: http://fun4thebrain.com/multiplication/colorvacmult.html, offers a virtual painting palette, with 14 “locked” colors, next to a colorless picture of a fun vacation activity, such as a beach scene, the pool, or an amusement park.
Children must attempt to “unlock” the colors by clicking the keys to the left of the paint palette. This action causes a multiplication problem to appear on the screen, such as “5×0.” The child types the answer into the adjacent text box, and then clicks “check answer”. If the answer is correct, a small prompt will notify the child and that color underneath will be unlocked. If the answer is incorrect, the child has an opportunity to try again. He/she will have an unlimited number of attempts to get the answer correct.
After a correct answer, the child may go on to the next math problem and then the next, until he/she has answered all the math problems correctly. When all of the colors are unlocked at the end of the game, the child has the opportunity to use the entire palette to “paint” the picture any way he or she wants.
There are six picture scenarios, and if your child enjoys the game’s format, he or she may want to try the addition, subtraction, and division versions of Color Your Vacation.
Fun4theBrain also offers a variety of other free educational games for kids, such as Chubz Diner!, Deep Dive, and Lucky Drops.