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Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I especially love when things calm a bit after the back to school craziness and we settle into our daily classroom routines. I like to incorporate some seasonal themes into our math and literacy centers throughout the year. It gives our learning activities a pop of seasonal fun and I find my students to be more engaged. That’s a win in my book! These free Apple Ten Frame Number Mats are the perfect addition to fall math centers for working on numbers to 10 while strengthening fine motor muscles too!
*Pair with our Apple Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Apple Ten Frame Number Mats
How to Play
Play dough is fun to use and is great for the kids to manipulate and roll to form the numbers. Plus, it’s great for building up fine motor muscles!
Don’t have play dough? No problem! Sometimes we use small manipulatives like sequins or buttons. Picking them up can be tricky for little fingers and will strengthen fine motor skills which is great for little writers!
After filling in the ten frame to match the number, and filling in the bubble number as well, the kids can write the number on the line.
This allows for tons of practice with number formation since they are writing the number several times.
When we are done, all we have to do is wipe the mats clean and move on to another number!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some apple-themed number writing fun? Get your free copy of the Apple Ten Frame Number Mats by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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