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Fun Decimal Activities

Learning decimals, and converting decimals to fractions can be a scary concept for students. I mean, learning 3/8 as a decimal or 1/6 as a decimal means you are in real-deal math now. None of this easy addition and subtraction stuff.

Converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions are necessary life skills though. And must be learned. But, no worries. This list of fun decimal activities starts with easy decimal activities and then moves on to multiplication and division of decimals.

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So, I’ve gathered the best hands on and fun decimal activities for elementary students.

Your children will love these engaging decimal activities. They are designed to strengthen students understanding of decimals as they add, subtract, multiply, and divide them. 

As always, don’t forget to check out my assortment of activities on TeachersPayTeachers.

Fun Ways to Teach Decimals

It may be tempting to just jump in and starting adding and subtracting decimals, but I highly suggest a little time of exploration first. These decimal activities are a great place to start. 

First, let children play with base ten blocks, draw, color, and create number lines using decimals. These hands on decimal activities will give a multisensory learning experience.

All of these easy decimal activities will lay a strong foundation for the harder work to come. 

You will be glad you took the time to do it!

  1. FREE Digital Activity For Representing Decimals With Base Ten Blocks
  2. Free Cut and Paste Decimal Place Value Worksheets (Expanded Form)
  3. FREE Printable and Low-Prep Fraction To Decimal Game
  4. 16 Task Cards To Practice Modeling Decimals on Number Lines and Decimal Grids
  5. 3 Hands-On Decimal Place Value Worksheets
  6. 2 No-Prep Decimal Games to Introduce Modeling Decimals
  7.  Decimal of The Day – A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

Fun Activities for Adding Decimals

Now it is time for a little adding. Once again it is essential that children get to see how adding decimals works before they work out problems. I love using base ten blocks, but if that doesn’t work for a child, number lines or decimal grids may provide the needed support!

  1. Teaching Decimals | FREE PDF Activities and Worksheets
  2. FREE Adding and Subtracting Decimal Worksheet

Subtracting Decimals

Next, we move into subtracting decimals. Subtraction tends to be so much harder for our little ones, and they will need lots of hands-on experience. 

  1. Subtracting Decimals Word Problems | Printable | Free
  2. FREE Adding and Subtracting Decimal Worksheet
  3. FREE Subtracting Decimals Activity With Base Ten Blocks
  4. FREE Decimal Addition and Subtraction Worksheets Using Decimal Grids
  5. FREE No-Prep Adding and Subtracting Decimal Game
  6. Practice Addition and Subtraction Of Decimals With This Hands-On Activity

Multiplying Decimals

Ahhhh, the challenges of multiplying decimals. And the all-time favorite, where does that decimal go? 

I know our big kiddos like to just jump in and solve, but getting them in the habit of estimating first is a huge step. If they estimate correctly, they will know where that tricky little decimal should be. 

Check out these multiplying decimal activities. 

  1. Decimal Assessment | Free Printable | Task Cards
  2. Multiplying Decimals | Multiplying 10 vs .10 | Free Printable | Interactive Notebook
  3. FREE Interactive Notebook To Teach Lattice Method with Decimals
  4. How to Model Multiplying Decimals With Arrays (Free Printable)
  5. FREE Puzzles For a Fun Multiplying Decimals Activity
  6. FREE No-Prep Spring Time Game For Multiplying Decimals and Whole Numbers
  7. FREE Bright and Fun Task Cards To Multiply Decimals with Models
  8. FREE Multiplying Decimals Activity (Christmas Tree Puzzles)
  9. FREE Multiplying Decimals and Whole Numbers Coloring Worksheet
  10. FREE Visual Worksheet For Multiplying Decimals by Whole Numbers
  11. Grab Your Free Two Step Word Problems with a Patriotic Theme
  12. Multiplying by Powers of 10 | Free Game | Decimals

Dividing Decimals Activities

Finally, we get to dividing decimals.

  1. Free Game For Dividing Whole Numbers by Decimals
  2. FREE Valentine’s Day Dividing Whole Numbers by Decimals Worksheet
  3. Grab Your Free Two Step Word Problems with a Patriotic Theme

I hope you and your students enjoy these. You’ve got this!

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