I am a compensated Ambassador for the Bedtime Math Crazy 8s Club. All opinions expressed here are my own.
You may have noticed all of the fun math activities for kids I’ve been showing off lately on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. I’ve been so busy having FUN being a Crazy 8s Ambassador that I haven’t had a chance to tell you all about it. Luckily, it’s never too late to share something amazing like Crazy 8s!
About Bedtime Math
Bedtime Math was created by Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, after she started giving lighthearted math problems to her first daughter, and then her second and third children once they were old enough. In fact, the younger kids insisted on having their own math problems at bedtime because they could see how much fun the older kids were having with them.
Laura’s kids’ daily FUN math – a new version of the bedtime story – eventually gained a lot of attention and followers, proving that other people were also hungry for kid-friendly math.
Bedtime Math’s mission is simple: to help kids love math the way they love playtime or dessert. Laura Bilodeau Overdeck now has two Bedtime Math books, full of creative and fun math story problems that kids actually look forward to doing each night (and a third book is coming soon). My 9-year-old son can’t get enough of his Bedtime Math books.
What makes Bedtime Math even more amazing is that they are a nonprofit organization and use all of the profits from the sales of the Bedtime Math books to fund programs to bring fun math to even more kids. That’s where Crazy 8s comes in.
What is Crazy 8s Club?
Crazy 8s is an over-the-top after-school club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week they get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…and make friendships at the same time. Their goal is for math to become the cool thing to do after school.
Here’s how Crazy 8s works: As part of their nonprofit mission, Bedtime Math has created a free kit of materials and instructions that brings math to life, and they’ve made it easy for adults interested in starting a club to get involved. Each kit is designed for 10-20 kids with items that kids use during the weekly club meetings for hands-on math fun, along with many fun things that the kids get to take home in the end to continue the math exploration at home.
Crazy 8s Clubs are available for three age levels: grades 3-5, grades K-2 and Pre-K, all of which feature the same lively hands-on themes tailored to fit the specific age groups. Clubs can take place at schools, libraries and other after-school community programs, and pretty much anyone can volunteer to start a club – parents, PTAs, librarians, etc.
Connect with Bedtime Math and Crazy 8s:
- Bedtime Math Activity Blog
- Bedtime Math Twitter: @BedtimeMath
- Bedtime Math on Instagram
- Bedtime Math on Pinterest
- Bedtime Math on Google+
- Bedtime Math on Facebook
Want more information about Crazy 8s or Bedtime Math? I highly recommend that you sign up for their daily email on their website so that you’ve got a daily math problem in your inbox before bedtime each night. We love it!
- Crazy 8s Info Page
- Crazy 8s Flyer
- Crazy 8s Club FAQs
- Start a Crazy 8s Club
- Bedtime Math Daily Math Problem Archive
- Bedtime Math iPhone or Android App
Stay tuned to see just how much fun I’ve been having as a Crazy 8s Coach in an upcoming post!
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