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Learning addition can be engaging and fun! With these free Counting Bear Addition Cards, your students can practice addition and equations to 10 in an exciting and interactive way. I find that I can never have enough hands-on, easy-prep math activities in the classroom. Your students are sure to love this one!

*Pair with our Addition Centers & Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

These addition cards are perfect for a Pre-K or Kindergarten math center. They are such a fun activity for both classroom use or even at home for some fun learning too!

## How to Prep the Addition Cards

I first printed out the addition cards and laminated them for repeated use. This keeps them sturdy and reusable since I use them in our math bins during math workshop.

After cutting the cards apart I put them, along with counting bears, out for one of the activities during math centers.

You can decide to put all of the addition cards out or just some of them depending on what your kids are ready for. This makes these cards great for differentiating, as I can have some students working on addition to 5 if needed, or some going to 10 if they are ready.

## How to Play

My students use the counting bears for one-to-one correspondence by matching them up to the pictures on the card. This helps them see in a more concrete way that you can put two different sets together and come up with a new total.

I then have my students use dry erase markers (they erase well on the lamination) to write the equations to match.

This activity was definitely a hit – plus, my students are obsessed with counting bears!

Ready to count some bears and work on addition to 10? Grab your free set of the counting bear addition cards by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very end of the post!

## More Addition Fun with Rainbow Counters

For even more fun and games for learning with rainbow counters, check out these posts from some awesome kid bloggers!

Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Still Playing School

Rainbow Bears Preschool Letter Cards from Learning 2 Walk

Size Order Rainbow Bear Cards from Life Over C’s

Color and Size Sorting with Rainbow Counters from Line Upon Line Learning

Size and Color Sorting {Learning with Rainbow Bears} from Squiggles and Bubbles

Animal Counters Sensory Bin & Color Sort from Raising Little Superheroes

Color Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Schooltime Snippets

Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin from Something 2 Offer

Counting More or Less with Farm Animal Rainbow Counters from Stir the Wonder

Rainbow Bears Addition Cards from The Kindergarten Connection

Measuring with Rainbow Bears from Mom Inspired Life

Rainbow Bear Graphing from Life Over C’s

1. Patricia says:

Hi! I bought the bears for my son but I would like to create my own patterns, can you share with me wich program can I use to do it please? Thank you!

1. Alex says:

Hi Patricia! I create all of my resources myself using clipart I purchase from Teachers Pay Teachers. I suggest checking there for clipart that fits your needs! : )

2. martha says:

Alex, I love these bear counting sheets. I am a grandma who works with her grand kids during the summer when i care for them while their parents work.I believe all children should have 2 hours of study during the summer everyday,Mon -Fri. I have the bear manipulative s and so these sheet will come in handy. Thanks so much. Thank you for your kindness in sharing.martha

3. Laura says:

Thank you for sharing!

4. Samantha says:

These cards are adorable! Love the idea to laminate and use dry erase markers!

1. Alex says:

Thanks Samantha! It definitely made it more fun to add in the markers – they love them! 🙂

5. Danielle says:

Love these! Totally going to print them for my son. Thanks so much!

1. Alex says:

I am so glad you will be able to use these with your son Danielle! 🙂

These will come in SO handy when my son starts addition – thank you.

1. Alex says:

I am happy you will be able to use them!! 🙂

7. Kathy I. says:

Thanks so much for the counting bear addition cards!

1. Alex says:

You are so welcome! I am glad you will be able to use them! 🙂

8. Victoria says:

Thank you! My girls will love this activity!

1. Alex says:

You are welcome! I am happy that your girls will enjoy it! 🙂

9. Colleen says:

What a great way to introduce and work on math concepts!