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Summer is in full swing but 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 season when I created these free Fall Apple Ten Frame Puzzles that I am sharing with you today!.
*Pair with our Counting Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Fall Apple Ten Frame Puzzles
These puzzles are perfect for small groups, math centers, or as a morning work activity in Pre-K and Kindergarten. And they are super easy to set up!
Simply print on cardstock (for added durability), laminate, and cut out around the whole puzzle. Then cut each puzzle in half along the dotted line in the middle so you have two pieces. Print the optional recording sheet as an extension to the activity!
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.
Next, students will go to the recording sheet and fill in a ten frame and write the number on the line.
You can print a recording sheet for each student or print one and place it in a dry erase pocket sleeve to save on copies and make this activity reusable. Just give your students dry erase markers to write!
- Use manipulatives to fill in the apple 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 Your FREE Copy
Ready to practice number recognition and counting? Grab your free copy of the Fall Apple Ten Frame Puzzles by clicking on the large, yellow download button below!