National Numeracy at the CBeebies Big Day Out

National Numeracy joined CBeebies for their summer event the Big Day Out with The Furchester Hotel last month. The five day event was held in Weston-super-Mare and attracted 42,000 visitors.

The event focussed on learning about food and cooking, and National Numeracy provided all sorts of fun maths-related activities to help children learn the concepts of weights and measures. Number aerobics, weights and measures, taller and shorter than and our number lines all went down a storm with children, their families, teachers and childminders alike. 

Over 100 children took part in our workshops, where children followed a recipe to make their own Play-Doh and fruit salad bags shaped by a butterfly with the support of National Numeracy staff and volunteers. As a group, the children counted out the pieces of fruit together and placed them into small bags, which were assembled and decorated to look like a butterfly.

Want to have a go at running the fruit salad butterfly activity? Let us know and we will send you the recipe. Meanwhile take a look at the National Numeracy Parent Toolkit for ideas and activities to keep your kids under 13 busy with fun maths activities over the summer.