We all know that person in our house who leaves the last paper towel on the roll without getting a new one. Every family has one of these people, but now you can thank them for helping you save all of those cardboard tubes. You can use repurposed paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, and even wrapping paper rolls for all of these awesome cardboard tube math activities! The next time you go to replace those empty rolls, hang on to them so you can do some of these cardboard tube activities with your kids.
Cardboard Tube Math Activities
Set up your own number number bowling game with cardboard tubes, and kids can get up and move as they practice number recognition using recycled toilet paper rolls.
Using this feed the caterpillar spring math activity your kids can practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and counting as part of a fun math game.
Create your own toilet paper tube number chain to make your own toilet paper roll number sequencing math activity at home!
These counting tubes are a fun and hands-on way for your little ones to learn number recognition and work on important fine motor skills.
Cardboard Tube Math Games: Counting and Numbers
Make your own DIY Montessori Spindle Box and help your kids understand number sequences, digits, and more with a much less expensive alternative to pricy wooden options.
Or make a DIY Spindle Box using twigs and cardboard tubes to make your own number recognition and counting activity incorporating natural materials.
Create a number-themed obstacle course in this Number Order Maze Challenge.
Use paper towel rolls to make this cool Paper Towel Tube Counting & Math Maze. Older kids can even create their own maze designs!
Practice fine motor skills, counting, number recognition, and more with this Number Recognition & Ordering with Paper Tubes math activity.
This clever handmade cardboard tool can help your kids with Reading Numbers.
Create your own Adding and Counting Machine using some cardboard and paper towel rolls!
Grab some dot stickers, and make this easy Paper Towel Tube Number Matching Game that is both fun and simple to make.
Cardboard Tube Shape and Color Activities
Use decorative, a cardboard box and cardboard tubes to create a busy box that helps kids practice shapes and patterns in this engaging Tube Pattern Matching math activity.
Create your own paper towel roll math activity using this Shape Match activity that combines foam shape stickers with a cardboard tube.
Create your own Shape Printers using folded cardboard tubes for an easy math learning activity that weaves in some artistic exploration for your little ones.
This Feed The Caterpillar Pom Pom Drop activity is a fun twist on a classic activity for toddlers, and it will help them with color recognition.
Use toilet paper rolls to create your very own DIY color scopes to teach kids about colors.
Paint toilet paper or paper towel rolls to create a fun cardboard tube color maze for your toddler.
This Toilet Paper Roll Color Sorting Game is another fun to teach your little ones colors and color sorting.
Using leftover paper towel rolls and a few household craft supplies, you can easily put together this Empty Paper Towel Roll Color-Matching Craft Activity to practice color recognition and fine motor skills.