Make Math Practice Fun with Goldfish Crackers

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When teaching your children or reviewing math skills they have learned in school, making math fun can make it feel like much less of a chore. This fun Goldfish math game will have your kids asking to practice their addition and subtraction.

While Goldfish crackers are always a fun snack, they can be a fun learning tool. You may think I’ve lost my mind with that statement, but it’s true.

Goldfish math practice

Goldfish addition and subtraction

My son started Kindergarten this year and he is so excited! He loves to learn and even loves doing his homework because it makes him feel like a big kid.

One thing that he talks about a lot when he comes home from school is his math lessons. Since his homework is almost exclusively practicing Kindergarten sight words, we started practicing math problems by making up our own ways to practice.

This fun math practice isn’t just for addition and subtraction. Depending on your child’s grade level, you could change the symbol to multiplication, division, and even fractions.

How to create a Goldfish math game

Easy Goldfish math practice game
Goldfish addition and subtraction practice

One of his favorite Goldfish cracker games is practicing his addition and subtraction with Goldfish crackers. It couldn’t be easier to put this game together and your kids will love it.

You can make this as simple or fancy as you want, but all you need to create a Goldfish math practice game is a piece of poster board or paper, a marker, and some Goldfish crackers. 

Draw a box along with addition, subtraction, and equal signs between each box. Fill the first two boxes with the number of Goldfish crackers you choose to make a math problem. While this example is for Kindergarten math, you can use this for any grade level. 

For this project, you will need

11×14 poster board
Sharpie style markers
Goldfish crackers

Easy Goldfish math practice game

Easy Goldfish Math Game

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $10

A fun and easy math practice game using Goldfish crackers.


  1. Draw three squares or rectangles with an addition sign between the first two and an equal sign between the second two.
  2. Draw another three squares or rectangles with a subtraction sign between the first two and an equal sign between the second two.
  3. For higher grades, replace the addition and subtraction symbols with multiplication, division, or fractions.
Goldfish math practice
Goldfish math practice

The best part about this math game is that when your child is done practicing, they get to have a snack when they’re done! Plus, how cute is this Goldfish cracker container?

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One Comment

  1. Such a cute & clever idea! I’ve been thinking of doing something like this for my 4yr old. She loves Goldies (what she calls the Gold Fish crackers lol) Best part is they are on sale at Pick N Save this week 🙂

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