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Apple Ten Frame Number Mats


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!

These free Apple Ten Frame Number Mats are perfect to add to your math centers this fall in Pre-K and Kindergarten!

Apple Ten Frame Number Mats

These ten frame number mats are pretty easy to prepare. Simply print out and laminate them, or slip them into dry erase pocket sleeves. This allows you to use them over again and they will hold up!

Once the number mats are all set, grab some play dough and a dry erase marker, and you are ready to play!

Once the number mats are printed and laminated, grab some play dough and a dry erase marker, and you are ready to play!

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!

Small manipulatives like buttons also work great for counting and filling the ten frames.

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.

Slip the number mats in a dry erase pocket sleeve for use with a dry erase marker.

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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6 Responses

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    1. Kortney,

      Thank you so much for sharing with us. We are so happy to be helping parents and educators, especially during this time of such unusual circumstances. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. You make such awesome, fun activities that my students LOVE! I find my students benefiting so much from your activities/ resources!!! Thank you so much!!!

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    1. I am so happy to hear that the activities and printables here are helpful to you Heather! I am so glad your students are enjoying them – and that you don’t have to live in your car! 😉 Thanks so much for your kind words. P.S – I completely relate to wanting to buy everything I see for the classroom. It’s an addiction!

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