Fun Multiplication Hot Air Balloon Activity: FREE Worksheet Included

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Spring has sprung!

That can only mean one thing... 2 months of school to go (insert happy dance and party music)!

This is the perfect springy multiplication project!  Not only will it provide beautiful spring colors for your classroom, but students will also understand the different ways that a multiplication problem can be displayed. 

I think you'll find this activity to be a creative and helpful way to work on times tables.


Make sure each student receives the free worksheet we have provided. 

The great thing about this project is you can tailor it to work for each student right where they are at.  Many teachers require students to pass their multiplication facts by number group.  So some students may be working on the 2's fact family while others may be working on 5's or 6's fact families.


Students will need:

Colored Pencils

Black Marker

Hot Air Balloon Worksheet

To begin, determine if you want each student doing the same fact, their favorite fact, or select facts randomly.  If appropriate, assign each student multiplication facts.    Each student writes the multiplication problem at the bottom of the worksheet. They then display the problem as an array, repeated addition, and equal groups by decorating their hot air balloon with their markers!  Encourage students to use a variety of textures and patterns:  dots, lines, zig-zags, etc.   There is also a space for students to create their own hot air balloon!  They can then show their multiplication fact using another way, such as commutative property or a fraction.  If you wish, you may also supply bits of yarn, sequins, pom poms, torn pieces of paper, etc to make the balloons even more colorful! 

Teachers may even choose to have students complete one worksheet for each fact.    After you have selected the fact, it is pretty simple follow the directions and voilà--you have yourself beautiful spring art for the home and classroom! 



I love the idea of hanging the colorful finished worksheets on a spring bulletin board. 

After your students have completed this project, see how cute these colorful worksheets are on a spring bulletin math facts board?!

Decorate your class with beautiful spring colors and multiplication facts.

Image from Meagan Eddy's Pinterest board 'Board Designs and Classroom Crafts'

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