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 teacher’s everywhere) was anxious to snatch them up to have on hand for fun math manipulatives.
I made some eraser counting cards to work on counting in ten frames, but it’s also great to have some practice with beginning addition this time of year. These Christmas addition cards are just the thing! Print them out and grab your erasers for some addition to 10 fun.
Christmas Eraser Addition Cards
I was able to grab the tree, snowman, and penguin erasers at Target. Can’t find them? Don’t worry! You can still use these cards.
Just print, laminate, and use other manipulatives like play dough (pinching small pieces is great for fine motor) beads, or even mini pom poms to play. You do not have to have the erasers to have a fun and festive math center ready to go.
Once the cards were set out with the erasers, kids picked a card, and then used 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, so they are perfect for kindergarten, but the setup allows for great hands-on exploration for Pre-K as well.
Still working on counting sets and not quite ready for addition? You can grab the counting version of these cards here.
There are 24 addition cards in this download – so plenty of opportunities for hands on addition practice in this fun math center!
Grab Your Set
Ready to work on addition facts to 10? Grab your erasers and download your set of addition cards by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for tons of Christmas math and literacy fun, hop over and grab our Christmas Centers!