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Capture the excitement of the Easter season with these Easter worksheets that help students with understanding ten frames and number writing practice. Easter represents such an exciting time of year in the kindergarten classroom. Outside, the weather is starting to get warmer which means more time outside, and the promise of Easter egg hunts and chocolate gives your classroom a quiet buzz all season long.
The big rise of ten frames in early math teaching in the last decade is based on scientific research into how to help students conceptualize the number system. The ten frame is the ideal tool for showing students how to move from counting individual objects to grouping, or subitizing, them and how our number system uses groups of ten to make life easier to count. Ten frames are always filled in top left to bottom right, so with repetition students begin to move beyond having to count individual objects and see ten frames shapes as numbers.These ten frame worksheets for kindergarten give students early practice at counting individual objects and recognizing the numbers that they represent.
Preparing Easter Ten Frame Numbers
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These ten frame worksheets for kindergarten can be used straight off the printer, but you’ll want multiple copies of the answer sheets for your students. You’ll also want multiple copies of the pictures if you’re trying any of the extension activities below.
Using Easter Ten Frame Numbers
As an activity to help students with understanding ten frames, these Easter worksheets are ready to use straight off the printer, either as an individual worksheet or a scavenger hunt around your room. You can also use them as number writing practice with the answer sheet providing guidelines for each number. To extend this Easter math center further, try some of these activities:
Order the cards – once your students have finished the initial tasks, have them cut up their answer sheet and place the numbers in order from least to greatest. Give them an additional set of the Easter picture cards and have them order those too so that they can see the correlation between the number of items on the card and the digit that represents that number.
Match cards with numbers – you can make this activity into a social game by taking the students’ answer cards and cutting them up. Do the same to the Easter picture cards and you’ve got a ready-made game of Memory. Place all 20 cards face down between the students and they take it in turns to turn over two cards to find a match of the ten frame and the number it represents.
Create comparison sentences – conceptualizing the relative size of different numbers is a key kindergarten skill. Start with the picture cards and have students pick any two and compare the numbers verbally using the language of more than or less than (“three eggs is more than two eggs”). You can challenge students who master this quickly by having them write number sentences with the correct symbols to satisfy the inequality.
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.
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.
Educational Tools For Your Classroom:
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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