Themed learning with little kids is the most fun during holiday seasons. There is nothing better than playing Christmas carols in my classroom while my preschoolers work within their learning centers during the morning.
We use ornaments as manipulatives for different learning areas and to go along with dramatic play fun. Add this Christmas Ornament 10 Frame Number Match game into your Christmas theme and practice number skills with your preschoolers or kindergarteners!
Christmas Ornament 10 Frame Number Match
The Christmas Ornament 10 Frame Number Match game includes 11 ornaments containing the numbers 0-10. Each ornament has a number on the top and a corresponding 10 frame on the bottom.
This printable math game is set up to be able to prep in just minutes! Download and print the file below and then cut the ornaments apart on the gray dotted lines. There are dotted lines to cut across that divide each ornament too.
The object of the counting game is to match up each ornament correctly. For my preschoolers, I spread each top of the ornaments out on the table. Then I have them count and match the corresponding 10 frames on the bottoms to each number.
There are a few different ways to play this game, so different leveled learners in one classroom setting can play. It also allows both preschoolers and kindergarteners to benefit from practicing number and counting skills while playing.
At first, children will learn to use the 10 frame as a way to represent what a number means. We use 10 frames in preschool to help organize counting while using 1:1 correspondence.
With each manipulative or dot in its own box, it allows young children to move from left to right while pointing and counting correctly. For younger kids, counting the dots on each ornament will help find the correct number to match the bottom to.
As confidence increases with 10 frame counting, subitizing will begin to occur. This means that instead of a child needing to counting, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5” while pointing to each dot, he will be to see the 5 dots and know there are 5 without counting.
Subitizing skills will be used more and more when simple addition up to 10 is taught. Exposing preschoolers and then kindergarteners to beginning counting skills with 10 frames will set them up for success with addition.
Grab Your Copy
Ready to have some fun matching up ornament ten frames? Grab your copy of the ten frame number match by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for TONS more Christmas fun, head over and grab our Christmas math and literacy centers!
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