Free Math Activities 1-10 for Pre-K and Kindergarten
And now with 11-20, also! Scroll down!As it is the 14th of the month, this is Carolyn Wilhelm back with this month's freebie. There are two different PDFs, so scroll down to see both printables.
So, today I have a free 70 page printable with several kinds of number activities (EDITED) for use with Pre-K and Kindergarten (or very early first grade). Included are pages with 5 and 10 frames, math cubes (paper dice), graphing, tallies, coins, Sudoku, and different ways to represent numbers. There are pocket chart cards for teacher use, making matching sets, or for subatizing practice.
The activities may be set up different ways depending on the needs of your classroom. This set up could either use the number word cards, or not. This is a possible set up for the fives frames.
Here are the fives frames in use. By just providing 5 two-colored counters, the students will be successful.
Here is a the coin cube and graphing activity in use. There are two different options included.
Learning about 5 and 10 in early education is so important. Children may be able to count to 5 and 10, but being able to recognize numbers in the forms of dice, tallies, coins, place value blocks, and other math manipulatives is required learning prior to being able to add numbers and coins.
I always like to read a story prior to math activities such as these. For this printable, although the books are not required for use, I found two good stories by Trudy Harris. First, TALLY CAT KEEPS TRACK, helps give the idea of tallies some context for children to understand why on earth they have to learn this (besides the fact they are in the curriculum). This is a fun story and would be good to read before studying tally marks.
Then, I read JENNY FOUND A PENNY, also by Trudy Harris. This story begins when Jenny finds a penny and begins saving. She earns more coins by doing chores, and finally she has a dollar. At the dollar store, however, she can't pay the seven cents tax for a dollar purchase. Being a children's book, it all works out, and she begins saving all over again by the end of the story. This book has a wide edge on each two-page spread with pictures of the coins being discussed in the story, so children could match real coins to the pictures. At the Pre-K level, we aren't concerned about much more than naming and matching coins. In Kindergarten, pennies and nickels could be counted. The book would work well under a document camera.
Now for this month's freebie, numbers to 10 math activities. I hope you find something helpful in this printable.
Thank you for reading!
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