Activities for doubles and halves:

- Play games using dice but change the rules to double the score on the dice.
- Play dominoes, point out the doubles and add the total spots.
- Draw or make mirror pictures - on one side put 5 flowers, draw the reflection - how many flowers altogether?
- Play Snap games, looking for doubles visually.
- Use magnetic numbers to build doubles questions on the fridge.
- Double challenge races - with given items in pots. E.g. 2 pencils, 3 leaves, 2 toys. The child has to double the number in the pot as quickly as possible or before a timer runs out.
- Sharing sweets or biscuits or pencils out between two groups to give half to each. Point out how many there are to start with and how many each will get.
- Cut cakes or sandwiches or fruit in half. Point out the same amount in each half to make it fair.
- Look in shops for sales where the price is "Half Price". If you double the sale price it should equal the full price.
- When buying two packets of e.g. buns or crisps, find out how many altogether.
- Split the cost of items such as chocolate bars - half now, half later. How much does each half cost.
- Play children's darts where simple numbers can be doubled for certain parts of the dartboard.
- Make up games where doing certain things - e.g. jumping furthest, you double your score.