Encouraging your children to invent and play games outdoors is a great way to bring maths to life. Making number lines, knocking down skittles, throwing bean bags and marking out cones are activities that ignite passion for learning. With the right resources, you can plan an outdoor curriculum rich in maths. The Playing Games Collection is full of potential for children to develop understanding of number, shape, space and also measure.
This ready-made Playing Games Collection will enrich your provision and provides a great starting point for developing maths games outdoors. It supports many different activities involving number recognition, counting and calculating and includes a wide selection of resources. Complete with dice and whiteboards so children will enjoy using these resources to invent their own rules and ways of scoring.
Our Playing Games Collection contains the following
Set of Trugs – 23cm height x 33cm diameter, holds 14L – red, yellow, green and blue trugs. These colourful trugs are the ideal size, shape and colour for use when playing games and also for storage.
Dice – Featuring 1 x large coloured spot dice, 1 large blue dot dice, 1 x large green numeral dice, 1 x large yellow 1-20 dice, 1 x large red 1-12 number dice – This is a fantastic set of dice for outdoor games with numbers 6, 12 and 20 opening up lots of possibilities, especially in KS1.
Set of 16 Beanbags – Includes four of each colour – red, blue, yellow and green. A collection of high quality beanbags suitable for use time and time again.
Cones and Cone Tops – Cones are a staple product for playing games outside, these coloured cones measuring 38cm in height come in a range of colours – red, yellow, green and blue. Paired with our numbered cone tops they’re ideal for developing number games and also great to run towards or around.
Number Mats 0-10 – These large number mats are highly durable, wipeable and waterproof making them perfect for outdoor play. Children can also line them up, stand on or hop over them as they play.
Set of Balls – 4 x 2.5” rubber activity balls in blue, green, yellow and red along with 2 x 12.5cm larger balls. Children will enjoy using these colourful balls provided in two sizes when inventing new games.
Hoops – 350mm and 500mm red, yellow, green and blue hoops. Supplied in two sizes and multiple colours these are a staple item for outdoor games.
Set of Skittles – Set of 10 skittles. These skittles are sufficiently robust for outdoors every day.
Skipping Ropes – 250 x 300 x 45 mm – in red, yellow, green and blue, these skipping ropes can be used by children to mark out areas on a playground or for children to skip together as part of a game they have invented.
Tubs of Playground Chalk – 1 x tub of coloured playground chalk and 1 x tub of white playground chalk.
A4 Whiteboard and Whiteboard Pens – These Whiteboards and pens can be used for recording and tallying, so also develop children’s understanding of numbers and writing skills.
Giant A4 Calculator – 300 x 210mm – This multifunction calculator is ideal for introducing basic maths operation to children. Its giant size enables easy function so it’s easy for little fingers.
Triangular Metre Rulers – 2x 1m triangular ruler, with inches, cm and mm on the three faces. Blocks of colour on each side indicate feet, 10cm and 100mm, for help with fractions, decimals, percentages and comparison between metric and imperial measurements.
Trundle Wheel – With a 1m circumference and marked every 5cm, with larger diamond marking every 25cm.
Digital Stopwatch Timer – 65 x 65 x 13mm. Dual power functionality so always charged and ready to go – can be used for counting, games and other hands free activities.
Storage Box 7.5L – Transparent Plastic Storage Box. Perfect for storing chalk, dice or any other small games resources.
Storage Box 64L – 710 x 440 x 310mm. Stackable, strong transparent storage box, locking mechanism to prevent the lid separating from the base, flat reinforced bottom – extra strong and durable. Perfect for storing all of your playing games collection resources.
View our Indoor & Outdoor Essentials brochure for inspiration on how to fully equip your classroom.