This playful mitten ten frame activity should be at the top of your winter activity list! It’s a great way to work on ten frames, twenty frames and number recognition with Pre-K and Kindergarten students.
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These puzzles are a cinch to prep! Just print them on cardstock (optional, but it does keep them sturdier) and laminate so that you can use them from year to year.
Once they are laminated, cut along the solid lines. You should have twenty-one ten frame and twenty frame mittens (zero is included), as well as a batch of number 0-20 mittens.
Place them in a small basket or on a tray for a math center and you are ready to play!
Ten Frame Mitten Match Activity
This set is really like two games in one. You can decide if you want to play with ten frames, twenty frames or both!
My kids are ready to work on those tricky teen numbers, but they can always use a review of ten frames, so we opted to play with the full set.
First, we lined up the right-hand mittens from 0-20 all in a long line. This was great for number order practice!
Then, we took turns pulling a ten or twenty frame out of the basket and counting its total.
This ten frame activity was excellent practice for subitizing ten frames – knowing the total number of dots without counting one by one. And it was a great way to stretch kids who were ready to learn how to count on from ten to work on twenty frames as they saw “ten and some more.”
We kept pulling mittens and finding their match until all of the puzzles were complete! Then, we mixed them up for the next group to play.
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