This colorful rainbow math craftivity is the perfect way to practice addition facts equaling 10. And, as a fun bonus, the beautiful craftivity makes a gorgeous class display!
To prep the craftivity, we gathered:
- Crayons (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- Rainbow to 10 cloud (color or black/white)
- Addition fact strips
- Optional: counters
We provided a color and black/white cloud template so you could choose one to print along with the two pages of addition fact strips. For our sample, we picked the color version.
Note: If your students need extra support with their addition facts, provide them with a set of counters to help them find the sums.
Ready to Add!
Before our students started adding, we had them color each crayon label on the top of their addition pages so that they could easily track each group later.
Then students used their rainbow colored crayons to color in the addition facts that equaled 10 in each color group.
For example, in the GREEN column, they colored the 7+3 strip GREEN.
We designed these pages so that each column has only one fact that equals 10.
We typically use this activity during St. Patrick’s Day and found fun gold coins at our local dollar store to use as counters!
These facts use addition to 12 so, for those students who have yet to memorize their facts, giving them math manipulatives (such as counters) will assist them as they figure out each sum.
Let’s Make a Rainbow!
Once students colored in their strips, we had them cut out the ones that they colored ONLY.
They had one strip for each color of the rainbow.
Next, we instructed them to cut out their cloud template and begin gluing the strips to the cloud to create a rainbow.
We found that gluing the strips to the BACK of the cloud looked more visually appealing.
Once the glue dried, the adorable rainbows were ready to be displayed!