Flash Cards to learn the 4-times table - Printable & Free

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Thanks to these Free, printable Flash Cards to cut out, you will learn your 4-times Table while having fun. These cards illustrate the adventures of a Flamingo shaped like a 4 (the hero of the 4-times table). They are called "Flash" because they allow a Quick (or Flash) memorization of the multiplication tables.

This Easy, Fast and Fun method is especially designed for children. Its effectiveness is based on:

  • the Use of Animals shaped like numbers:
    The Flamingo shaped like a 4 will meet other animals shaped like numbers.
  • The association of a Specific Color to each number or animal:
    The pink is assigned to the Flamingo and thus to the number 4.
  • Funny stories:
    In the 4-times table you will discover the adventures of the flamingo.

The PDF document contains everything you need to easily memorize the 4-times table:

  • The Flash Cards to print and cut out
  • The stories associated with each multiplication
  • The RiverTimes Method of memorization

Click on the button below to download for free the Flash Cards of the 4-times Table (in PDF format) and then print them.

Print the Flash Cards 4-times Table (PDF)


The Animals Flash Cards by RiverTimes

There are 2 types of cards in the PDF document of the 4-times table:

  • The Animals cards: They describe the personalities, hobbies and other characteristics of each animal.
  • The Multiplication Flashcards of the 4-times table: They are divided into 2 parts:
    * Multiplication Part (on the left): It represents the multiplication, i.e. the meeting between the flamingo and another animal.
    * Result Part: (on the right): It represents the result of the multiplication, i.e. the story resulting from this meeting between the two animals.

Making of the cards

Print the PDF above and glue each page containing cards on a cardboard support and then cut out each card following the dotted lines.

RiverTimes Method for fast memorization of your multiplication tables

You will find the complete method in the PDF of the Flash Cards (to download above), you can also consult it here RiverTimes Method for fast memorization of the times tables.

RiverTimes game to revise your times tables

Find here the Rules of the RiverTimes game using Flash Cards. This game will allow you to efficiently revise your tables while having fun. Play with family or friends!

The Funny stories to learn the 4-Times table

Before telling the stories below, don't forget to familiarize your child with the pink flamingo which is the animal representing the number 4. To do this, show him/her the Animal card "Pink flamingo".

The pink flamingo - number 4:
Features: His pretty pink colour appeals to other animals . He offers them cherries and other magical food that allow animals to turn pink.
  • 4 x 2 = 2 x 4: See the 2-times table

  • 4 x 3 = 3 x 4: See the 3-times table

  • 4 x 4:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets another pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 and they fall in love.
    Result card: One month later, their baby flamingo is born. The mother watches over her little one, his neck sticking out of the water forms a 1 and the baby coming out of his shell forms a 6.

  • 4 x 5:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the crocodile in the shape of 5. The crocodile has thrown his soccer ball into the water, he asks the pink flamingo to help him retrieve it.
    Result card: The pink flamingo sends the ball back to the crocodile. When the flamingo is in the water, his legs are hidden and his body is shaped like a 2. The ball returned represents the 0.

  • 4 x 6:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the snake in the shape of 6. The snake tells the pink flamingo that he has heard about his magical cherries and would like to see them more closely.
    Result card: The pink flamingo, who is not suspicious, swims towards the snake to show him his cherries. When the flamingo swims, his legs are hidden in the water and his body is shaped like a 2. When he gets very close to the snake, the snake steals the cherries from the pink flamingo and sails away on a boat shaped like a 4 (we can see that thanks to the magical cherries the snake turned pink).

  • 4 x 7:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the toucan in shape of 7. The toucan admires the color of the pink flamingo and tells him that he would also like to have this pretty color.
    Result card: The pink flamingo sends magical cherries to the toucan. When the flamingo is in the water, his legs are hidden and his body is shaped like a 2. The cherries are shaped like an 8 (we can see that thanks to the magical cherries the beak of the toucan starts to turn pink).

  • 4 x 8:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the octopus in the shape of 8. The octopus admires the color of the pink flamingo and tells him that he would also like to have this pretty color.
    Result card: As the pink flamingo knows that octopuses don't like cherries, he offers 2 magical fish to the octopus (the pink heads of the 2 fish form a 3). When the Octopus touches the fish with one of his arms, this one becomes pink (the pink arm is shaped like a 2).

  • 4 x 9:
    Multiplication card: The pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4 meets the squirrel in the shape of 9. The squirrel admires the color of the pink flamingo and tells him that he would also like to have this pretty color.
    Result card: As the pink flamingo knows that squirrels don't like cherries, he gives the squirrel magical acorns (the 2 acorn hats form a 3). When the squirrel climbs on one of the acorns, his body and tail turn pink. The magical acorn and the pink tail of the squirrel form a 6.

Author: Emmanuelle ROUGER   /   Published by Memozor
Last modified on 31 May 2021  /   Read 178 times
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