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This post has been co-written with Ben Wolfson, a full-time educator and assistant principal in the USA.
There’s nothing like Easter in the kindergarten classroom. Even if you’re a non-secular school, there’s lots to be excited about, from the visit of the Easter bunny to the annual egg hunt. Your students will be talking about (and eating!) chocolate for days on end, so it makes sense to find Easter math activities to tap into their excitement. This fun bunny addition to 10 activity comes at the perfect time of year as you move away from rote counting with objects and towards using number lines and equations to solve addition problems.
Preparing Students For Number Line Addition
One of your goals in kindergarten math is to introduce students to the concept of addition and the various ways that it can be represented. A number line is a great bridging strategy from putting piles of counting objects together to formal, written equations. Students can still see the sequence of numbers, but are no longer reliant on having a visual concept of the magnitude of each number. This cute bunny addition worksheet gives your students plenty of practice using a number line up to 10, and extends their learning to turning each of the question cards into a written number sentence equation.
Preparing Your Bunny Addition Worksheet
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Alternative Uses For Bunny Addition To 10
The concept behind these Easter math activities is simple. Each student takes a 1 thru 10 number line and a stack of the challenge cards. They start their bunny at the stated number, then make the appropriate number of hops forward to see what number they finish at. You can also change up the activity with some of these number line addition challenges:
Match the answer – for this activity, you’ll want to create a complete bunny addition worksheet which shows the finished number line for each question card. Students then need to match the correct number line to each question card, and justify how they know that it’s a match. This could be done as an independent math center, a partner game where students play a game of Snap with the cards, or a whole class scavenger hunt where students have to find the matching number lines hidden around the room.
Extend to subtraction skills – for those students who master bunny addition to 10 quickly, you can use this number line addition pack to demonstrate addition. For each question card, you can show students how if they start at the end number and hop backwards, they’ll get to the starting number. Have these students create the inverse equations showing the same math facts as addition and subtraction facts.
Create their own – a final way to use these Easter math activities to push your students learning is to pair them up and ask them to come up with their own bunny addition to 10 questions. Each partner needs to make sure they know the correct answer (possibly checked by an adult before the game starts!) and then tells their friend where to start the bunny and how many hops to make. You can make it interactive by drawing a chalk number line outside and have them hop in real life!
More Easter Themed Centers
Like this? Then you’ll love my 10 Easter Themed Literacy and Math Centers. These easy-prep games will get your students working on letters, phonics, numbers and more!
1) Easter Train Letter Strips – Fill in the next 2 letters in the alphabet. You could also use them for handwriting practice or for writing out the matching lowercase.
2) Easter Rhyming Clip Cards- 24 included
3) Easter Spin and Cover Letters – Alphabet is divided into 5 mats so this would be a great literacy center for small groups.
4) Easter Vowel Sorting – Kids will sort the eggs into the correct vowel baskets. 8 objects per vowel included.
5) Bunny Burrows Game – This game comes with a song poster and letter cards. You can use this to practice letter sounds, beginning sounds of objects, etc
6) Easter Ten Frame Mats – Use this with playdough to form the numbers + ‘eggs’ in the ten frame or you could also use real chocolate eggs for counting practice.
7) Easter Spin and Rainbow Write – Kids will spin the wheel and write the number it lands on. If it lands on the same number twice, they will use a different crayon/marker so that each number becomes a rainbow.
8) Easter Pick and Cover Numbers to 20 – Mats for 1-10, 11-20 and 1-20 are included together with the number cards. Print them out, cut into individual number cards and have your little ones learn number recognition.
9) Easter Color Clip Cards – Match the color of the Easter bunny’s egg and carrot.
10) Easter Bunny Math – 12 cards each provided for addition to 10 and subtraction from to 10 plus a recording sheet for their answers.
Easter Themed Tools For Your Classroom:
Other Free Easter Printables You’ll Love:
1) Easter Egg Tracing Lines – This simple preschool fine motor activity will help develop your students’ fine motor muscle strength and allow them to practice correct pencil grip.
2) Easter Bunny Sight Words – Kids will actively try to balance the egg on the spoon and fish it out of the ‘jail’. For each egg that escapes, they need to read a sight word then the egg will be safe.
3) Easter Printable Worksheets Pack – 50 pages of free Easter-themed printable worksheets for kids including a variety of literacy, math, and fine motor activities.
4) Easter Egg Patterns – A colorful Easter activity to teach the early math skill of recognizing patterns.
5) Count The Bunnies 1-10 – Kids will surely have a hop-py time counting up to 10 bunnies in a line.
6) Bunny Burrows Game – Really fun small group or circle time game that works on learning letter sounds.
7) Bunny Spin and Cover (Numbers 1-5) – This simple number recognition printable is great fun for preschoolers and just in time for Easter!
8) Bunny Carrot Match-Up – Your preschooler will love this numbers and colors matching activity with an Easter Bunny theme!
9) Bunny Addition to 10 – Your preschooler can practice doing some addition to 10 sums using the adorable bunny number slider that comes with the worksheet.
10) Easter Bunny Simple Sums Addition & Subtraction – This Easter Bunny math activity helps students solve basic sums by having a visual representation they can use to count, instead of just numbers.
Browse My Most Popular Math Printables:
1) Parking Cars Tracing Lines – More than 10 different tracing line patterns to choose from, all of which help with pencil control.
2) Scarecrow Arrange By Size – 3 different scarecrow-themed image sets that they will arrange from smallest to biggest.
3) Bumblebee Addition Game – Solve the sum and help the bee land on the correct flower!
4) Farm Shapes Mats – Use playdough, pompoms, stickers etc to learn 2D shapes.
5) Popsicle Stick Number Formation – Kids will love forming the numbers 1 to 10 when ice cream and popsicles are involved!
8) Counting Colorful Bugs – This printable book will help kids count to 10 while also learning about color words.
9) Humpty Dumpty Numbers – In this printable game, your students will practice number recognition using 1 dice or simple addition when using 2 dice.
10) Build A Number Santa – Match the number to the correct number word, tally mark and domino to form a Santa Claus
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