Summer is in full swing and before we know it summer will be over and fall will be upon us. Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures, the beautiful colors, and the fun things like apple picking and fall festivals I get to do with my family. I am certainly not wishing summer away by any means, but I was definitely thinking about fall days and back to school when I created these fall apple ten frame puzzles that I am sharing with you below.
Pair this with our Subitizing Centers and Activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten!
Fall Apple Ten Frame Puzzles
How to Use these Ten Frame Puzzles
These puzzles are perfect center work or morning work for preschool and kindergarten and are super easy to set up.
Simply print, laminate, and cut out around the whole puzzle. Then cut them in half along the dotted line in the middle so you have two pieces.
Ways to Play
These puzzles are self correcting, making it easy for students to check their own work. Each puzzle #1-10 has only one match so students will know if they have correctly matched the number and ten frame.
You can give students all of the pieces at one time and have them match the apple bucket number card to the apple ten frame card, or you can start them off with a small group of numbers.
This will allow your child to master the concept of the activity without getting overwhelmed and frustrated. As the child matches cards, add in more cards or switch out the cards being used.
Related Resource: Back to School Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten (for beginning of school year)
Once a puzzle is matched, students will go to the recording sheet and fill in a ten frame and write the number on the line.
- Use manipulatives to fill in the ten frame side of the cards and work on one to one correspondence.
- Laminate the cards and use a dry erase marker to trace the number side of the card.
- Use stickers or other manipulatives to fill in the ten frames and write numbers on the recording sheets.
Grab the Activity
Ready to practice number recognition and counting? Grab your copy of the fall apple ten frame puzzles by clicking on the large, yellow button below.
Then, hop on over to see our FREE Apple Addition Clip Cards!