As the Christmas season approaches, so does one of my favorite themes – gingerbread! We always love reading variations of The Gingerbread Man, and adding him into some of our learning activities can be super engaging for kids. These gingerbread ten frame printables are a great way to work on numbers and counting with preschoolers and kindergarteners this winter!
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These ten frame activities are super simple to prepare, which makes them great for a quick, no prep activity.
I just printed out enough for my kids, grabbed some crayons I had on hand, and I was ready to have some gingerbread ten frame fun.
Gingerbread Ten Frames
Just like with our fun apple ten frame printables, I used these two sheets in different ways with my kindergarteners.
I used this first sheet as a quick morning work activity so that my kindergarteners could practice counting and printing numbers to 10.
If they counted and wrote the numbers quickly, I challenged them to make a pattern on the gumdrops as an extension of the activity.
I added the other activity sheet to a math bin for kids to explore during math workshop because it takes a little longer to complete than the first.
My kids absolutely love coloring, so they are super motivated by anything with crayons or coloring tools.
They were excited to read the number on the gingerbread men and then draw “gumdrops” in the ten frames to match.
Another fun option would be to add stickers to this center. The small round stickers will fit in the ten frames, and peeling stickers is great for building up fine motor skills.
Q-tips in paint are also super motivating…
No matter how you play, these will be a fun addition to your winter learning activities!
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