Do you have any cookie fans in your classroom? I bet so! This cookie sheet ten frame matching game is perfect to play after reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, or just to have on hand in your Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom for a fun math center while learning to match ten frames to numerals.
Cookie Sheet Ten Frame Match
This activity is fairly quick to prep, and the best thing about it is that I can stick it in a ziploc bag and use it again from year to year!
I printed out the ten frame cookie sheets and the number cookies and laminated them, and then I cut them apart on the solid black lines.
You can cut the cookies out on the solid square lines, or cut them into a circle. I opted for a circle feel to give them a more “cookie” feel, but they may last longer left as squares since they won’t bend as easily (though if you print on cardstock, this may help).
There are several ways to play this game. You could just have kids pick up the cookies and cookie sheets and pair them as they go along, you could play it like a memory game and put them face down until you find the matches, or you could play a more guided version in a small group.
Since I usually play with small groups first when something is introduced, we first laid out all of the cookies in order from 0-10 (yes, this includes that tricky number 0 that sometimes gets left out!)
Then, we took turns picking up a ten frame and identifying how many dots were in it.
Some kids counted one by one, while others who are a bit stronger at subitizing were able to recognize the amount instantly without counting.
When we knew the total, we matching up the cookie sheet with its cookie! We kept going until all of the cookies had found their match.
Grab the Ten Frame Matching Game
Ready to give this a try with your kids too? Grab your copy of the cookie ten frame matching game by clicking the yellow button at the very bottom of this post.
Then, for tons of number and counting fun, hop over and grab our print and play counting centers!
More Learning With a Cookie Theme
Looking for more cookie ideas for teaching? You will love this collection of cookie themed activities and printables from some of my favorite kids’ activities bloggers!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Cookie Counting Games // The STEM Laboratory
Cookie Alphabet Pre-Writing Cards // Modern Preschool
2D Shape Cookies and Milk // Sara J Creations
Cookie Ten Frame Matching Game // The Kindergarten Connection
Felt Cookies Baking Set // Teach Me Mommy
Cookie Counting Playdough Mats // Schooling a Monkey
CVC Cookie Match with Pictures and Words // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Mouse and Cookie Alphabet Matching Game // The Letters of Literacy
Editable Cookie Word Work Game // Playdough to Plato
Cookie Counting Clip Cards // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Cookie Roll and Cover Math Game // Mom Inspired Life
Rhyming Cookies // Fairy Poppins