Penguin Ten Frame Printable

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Winter is here, which means you may be busy prepping fun, winter-themed centers and activities to use in your classroom. While penguins certainly don’t have to be just a winter theme, they often make an appearance around January in classrooms! This free Penguin Ten Frame printable is perfect for working on number recognition and counting skills in Pre-K and Kindergarten!

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

This free Penguin Ten Frame printable is perfect for working on number recognition, counting, and ten frames!

Penguin Ten Frame Printable

This ten frame printable is a super easy-prep morning work activity or option for early finishers. It would also be a great addition to your math centers!

All you need is the ten frame printable (download below) and some fun coloring tools like crayons or skinny markers!

To play, all you need is the ten frame printable and some fun coloring tools like skinny markers!

How to Play

In my classroom, I added this to a math bin for a math center choice. My students were super excited to start reading the numbers next to the penguins and then coloring in the matching number in the ten frame.

We practiced filling in the ten frames top to bottom and then left to right. However, I want to encourage you to allow your students the freedom to fill their ten frame in other ways.

There are some disagreements among teachers about this, but remember that subitizing is an important skill (recognizing sets of numbers instantly without counting). If you allow your students to experiment with filling ten frames correctly in other ways, they just may be strengthening that skill of seeing numbers represented differently.

Students identify the number next to the penguin and fill in the ten frame to match.

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This Penguin Ten Frame printable can be used in so many ways! Sometimes I like to give my students fun manipulatives like mini erasers, pom poms, or buttons to fill in their ten frames.

Teacher Tip: Save paper and ink by slipping the printable into a dry erase pocket sleeve and giving your kiddos dry erase markers to color in their ten frames!

Slip the ten frame printable into a dry erase pocket sleeve and use dry erase markers to color.

No matter how you fill your ten frames your students are sure to have fun counting and coloring!

Grab Your FREE Copy

Ready for some ten frame fun? Get your free copy of the Penguin Ten Frame printable by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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