Grade K
& 1
Horizons
Daily Math Challenge
Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
Take
10 pennies. Put some in each hand. Show one hand to an adult and ask them to
figure out how many pennies are hiding. Switch! 
Walk
around the house. How many steps does it take you to get around your house.
Next try giant steps. Which used more steps? Why? 
Keep
track of the weather for one week. How many sunny days? How many rainy days?
How many more sunny days than rainy days? 
Toss
10 pennies. How many heads? How many tails? Do it again. Were your results
the same or different? 
Hop
on your right foot and count how many hops you can do. Now try your left
foot. On which foot could you hop longer? 
Grab
a handful of small objects. Guess how many there are. Count them. Were you
close? 
Write
your name on a piece of paper. How many letters are there in your name? How
many letters are there in the names of your whole family? 
How
many jumping jacks can you do in one minute? Is that number more or less than
20? How do you know? 
Make
a picture using 2 circles, 3 triangles and some rectangles. Explain how you
made it to someone. 
Count
backwards from 10.... 
Weigh
yourself today. Have another person in your house weigh themselves. Who
weighs more? How do you know? 
Find
12 small rocks/beans/goldfish. Put
an equal number into 3 circles or bowls. How many rocks in each bowl? Now try
4 circles or bowls. 
Look
at your refrigerator. Find 3 items. Put them in order by weight. Start with
the heaviest. Now try it with 3 toys. 
Count
on from 17.... 
Name
5 different places you can see numbers outside. Draw a picture of the places.

Draw
and label a picture of your family from shortest to tallest. 
Count
the people that live in your house with you. How many hands is that in all?
How many fingers? 
Can
you find 3 objects in your house that are circles? Draw a picture of them. 
How
many tires are there on 2 tricycles? How
many tires are there on 3 bicycles? How
many tires are there on 5 unicycles? 
Read
a book with a grown up. What math ideas can you find in this book? 
Draw
a robot using only rectangles! 
What
is your favorite color? Find 10 things in your house that are this color. 
10
is the answer. Can you think of 3 questions? 
Count
by tens to 100. Count by twos to 20. Can you count backwards from 100 by
tens?!? 
Help
a grownup cook or bake something. Talk about the measuring tools you are
using. 
Find
5 objects in your kitchen. Line them up from tallest to shortest. 
Find
ten things smaller than your hand. Find ten things bigger than you! 
Set
the table for dinner. How many plates do you need? How many forks? How many
napkins? 