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Back to School time is here and it is always exciting and very, very busy! There is never a dull moment when it comes to getting the classroom ready and preparing engaging lessons for our students. These free Apple Ten Frame Clip Cards are perfect for the Back to School season and will help to strengthen both subitizing (recognizing a number without counting) and fine motor skills!
*Pair with our Subitizing Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Apple Ten Frame Clip Cards
I teach Kindergarten, and we spend a lot of time working hard on developing our early reading and writing skills. Learning to write is much more than holding a pencil. We need to build up the strength in those writing muscles and we can do it in all sorts of fun ways!
Play with playdough, stamps, use tweezers in sensory bins – anything that gets students using those writing muscles and forming that grip. One of my favorite ways to incorporate this into our daily activities is to use clothespin clip cards. Opening and closing a clothespin is a great thing for little hands to do to build up fine motor muscles. Plus – the kids love them!
How to Prep and Play
First, I printed the cards and laminated them so that they would be sturdy for repeated use.
To set them up, I put clothespins and the cards in a basket out in the math center.
The students pick up a card, identify the number shown in the ten frame, and use a clothespin to clip the correct number. Learning to recognize quantity in a ten frame quickly is also an important math skill, and this game is great for practicing that in a fun way!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start identifying numbers in a hands-on way this fall? Grab your own set of these FREE Apple Ten Frame Clip Cards by clicking the large, yellow download button below!