Christmas Addition Cards

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Counting cards are so helpful when working on counting in ten frames, but they’re also great for practice with beginning addition this time of year. These free Christmas addition cards add a fun, festive twist to your math centers and make a great addition to your holiday activities! Print them out and grab your favorite manipulatives for some addition to 10 fun!

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These free Christmas Addition Cards are a fantastic Christmas math activity for kids to work on counting and addition to ten!

Christmas Addition Cards

It’s always exciting to head to the Target dollar spot and see that they have new things out. It’s a teacher’s dream! When they had out their Christmas erasers a few weeks ago, I (along with teachers everywhere) was excited to snatch them up to have on hand for fun math manipulatives.

Use other manipulatives like play dough (pinching and rolling small pieces is great for fine motor practice), beads, or even pom poms to play.

Prep couldn’t be easier! Just grab the manipulatives of your choice and print the addition cards (download below). I like to laminate them so I can use them over and over again in my math centers.

Use manipulatives like pom poms to add the numbers on the cards.

How to Play

Place all the cards in a pile or small basket. Once the cards are set out with the manipulatives, kids pick a card, and then use the erasers to help them solve the problems. 3+2… 3 trees plus 2 more trees equals… 5 trees! 

In a small group, this is a great time to talk about numbers, counting, one-to-one correspondence, making predictions (Do you think 3+3 will be more than 3+2? Why?), and more.

The cards work on various addition equations up through 10. This makes them perfect for Kindergarten, but the setup allows for great hands-on exploration for Pre-K as well.

There are 24 addition cards in this download – so plenty of opportunities for hands-on addition practice!

This download comes with 24 addition cards for tons of hands-on math practice!

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Ready to work on addition facts to 10? Grab your free set of Christmas addition cards by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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