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Looking for the perfect easy prep winter math center for your kindergarten or first-grade students? This ice skating activity is a great way to introduce or reinforce one to one correspondence, counting to 20, number identification, addition and subtraction. Simply laminate the free printable twenty frames and you have an instant math center for January!
Other Printable Winter Centers and Worksheets
1) 10 Snow Themed Literacy and Math Centers – printable easy prep activities for preschool or kindergarten
2) Snowball Sorting – sort out uppercase from lowercase or letter from numbers.
3) Winter Number Puzzle Strips – different designs to practice number sequencing
4) Penguin Letter Matching – one of the favorites from my blog for learning to match lowercase and uppercase letters.
Setting Up Your Printable Twenty Frames
Print out the pages to your desired size – full size to make them into mats or 2 or 4 to a sheet if you prefer to use them as smaller cards. I would suggest to laminate them for easy and repeated use.
Provide some counting tokens that your student will use to practise one to one correspondence and a dry-erase marker for them to write in their answer in the box. That’s it!
Playing This Winter Math Center
Twenty frame mats are the next step up after your little ones have mastered ten frames. Once children have a better sense about numbers and they are ready to move on to teen numbers, twenty frame mats provide that extra challenge. They are also a visual way for children to work on addition and subtraction skills.
When I played this with my son, I printed them as small cards because I planned it to be an individual activity. He knew straight away that when the top frame was full, it meant 10. So he counted on from there and then wrote in his answer in the box.
He has never been ice skating before but he loves to watch the skaters in action. When he was younger and just starting to learn his numbers, he used to enjoy counting them going around the rink and that’s what inspired me to create this game.
Like this? Then you’ll love my 10 Snow Themed Literacy and Math Centers. These easy-prep games will get your students working on letters, phonics, numbers and more!
1) Snowflake Pick and Cover Letters – Kids will pick letter cards and match them with the letters on the playing mat until all letters have been identified.
2) Snowflake Sight Words Bingo – 8 different bingo cards provided for use in small groups. 40 Pre-primer sight words are included.
3) Snowball Letters and Numbers Sorting – Sort the snowballs according to upper and lowercase or letters vs numbers.
4) Snowflake Vowel Sound Sorting – Print out the sorting mat and place the picture cards in the correct columns based on their vowel sounds.
5) Snowflake Write the Room Alphabet – Hunt around the room for a letter card and match the pictures on the recording sheet to complete the game.
6) Snowman Count and Write Numbers – Kids will practice writing number words 1-10. There are 2 versions included – with numbers and with ten frames.
7) Snowflake Counting Clip Cards – Develop fine motor skills and math skills in this 1-20 counting game.
8) Winter Numbers Memory Match – Flip 2 cards over at a time to find matching number pairs until all the numbers have been matched up.
9) Snowman Ten Frame Mats – Adorable counting mats with ten frames for one to one correspondence and counting practice. You can use this with cotton wool ‘snow’, pompoms, buttons, etc.
10) Snowflake Visual Discrimination Cards- Find the 2 matching snowflakes from a group of 6. There are 16 cards provided.
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