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This fish theme activity will make a fun summer math center for your preschoolers or kindergarteners. There are 2 styles included – matching the number to the ten frame and matching the ten frame to the number.
Other Printable Summer Centers and Worksheets
1) Summer Printable Worksheets Pack – 50 free pages of summer-themed fun worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on their literacy, math and fine motor skills.
2) Popsicle Stick Number Formation Mats 1-10 – These number formation mats are perfect for summer! Just grab some popsicle sticks and some craft velcro dots to get started.
3) Count The Crabs 1-10 – This printable set of counting clip cards will certainly get your preschoolers in the mood for all the sunshine and beach fun.
4) Watermelon 4-piece Number Puzzles – These 4-piece watermelon number puzzles will keep your children entertained while working on early math skills like number recognition, counting and subitizing.
5) Count and Compare Fish – Kids will count and compare fish in a tank and fish in a bowl to see which has a bigger number and learn how to use the symbols greater than and lesser than correctly.
Set Up Your Ocean Theme Activity
For this activity you will need:
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A ten frame is basically a rectangle divided into 10 equal squares. Each square represents one. It’s a fabulous tool for helping young children visualise quantities and learn to count — far more important than just being able to memorize the numbers in order!
Using Your Fish Ten Frames
Print the pages according to the size you want – don’t forget to adjust your printer settings! I suggest printing 4 or 6 to a page and laminate them for easy and repeated use.
There are 2 parts included in this activity. In the first part, your students will look at the ten frame shown and count how many fish there are. In the second part, your students will look at the number shown from 1 to 10 and then find the matching ten frame that represents the numeral. This ocean theme activity will help them master subitizing with ten frames.
This is a simple but effective activity that also incorporates a fine motor aspect. When you student uses a small wooden peg or clip to mark their answer, they are exercising their finger muscles.
You can also make this a self-checking activity by placing a small sticker at the back of the card at the correct letter. This way, the student will flip the card and they can check if they got the answer correct.
Pair This Summer Math Center
If you’re looking to go digital, I also have this game available as Boom Cards which can be used with Seesaw, Google Classroom and other distance learning platforms. Grab these internet task cards here.
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2) Summer Gross Motor Dice – printable dice for getting kids moving outside!
3) Ice Cream Measurement Cards – grab your rulers and learn how to measure length using ice cream cones.
4) Watermelon 4-piece Number Puzzles – works on number recognition, subitizing and counting all at once.
5) Summer Printable Worksheets Pack – 50 pages of mixed worksheets working on various literacy and match activities.
6) Pirate Alphabet Playdough Mats – Literacy and fine motor skills are developed with these colorful playdough letter mats that your students will surely treasure.
7) Count and Compare Fish – In this fun game, kids will count and compare fish in a tank and fish in a bowl to see which has a bigger number and learn how to use the symbols greater than and lesser than correctly.
8) Firefly Counting – This math activity is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and homeschooling or for busy parents looking for something their little one can do independently.
9) Flower Measurement Cards – Kids work on math and measurement in this spring flowers-themed printable.
10) Easy Mondrian Art – My preschooler loved doing this super simple tape and chalk art activity outdoors but if you don’t have a garden, you can download the printable I made for you!
Ocean Theme Books For Kindergarten:
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