These playful cocoa ten frame sheets add a fun, winter-themed twist to boring old number practice.
Snag your sheets and then hop over and grab our jam-packed Winter Activity Pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers – it’s bursting with playful and hands-on math and literacy centers your kids will LOVE.
Ten frames are an amazing way to help kids work on subitizing – instantly recognizing how many objects are in a group. With five spots on top and five spots on the bottom, this method helps children quickly determine how many of those spots are filled.
Let’s take the number seven, for example. If all five spots on top are filled and two of the spots on bottom are filled, children can quickly put five in their head and count up two more to get seven.
With practice, they’ll soon memorize 5 + 2 = 7.
Ten frames are a simple way to work on number concept and part-part-whole. Moreover, they even help with beginning addition!
Like their little cousin, teen frames help kiddos begin recognizing slightly larger numbers, including those tricky teens.
Teen frames have ten spots on top and ten on bottom. So, if the top row is filled and there are four more spots colored down below, children can easily put ten in their head and count up four more to get 14.
Cocoa Ten Frames
There’s absolutely no prep involved in the fun cocoa ten frame sheets! Simply print one page for each child (below) and grab a crayon. That’s it!
Have kids read the number written on each cocoa mug and then color the ten frame to match. For instance, take a look at the number eight. They’ll color eight circles in the ten frame next to it. For the number two, they’ll color just two. Simple, fun, and engaging – what’s not to love?
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