Clip cards are quite possibly one of my favorite learning activities in the classroom. I love that you can work on building not only academic skills, but on strengthening fine motor muscles as well! These pumpkin addition clip cards are perfect for early learners to practice beginning addition and combining sets this fall.
*Find more clip cards in our October Clip Cards Packs for Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st Grade!
Pumpkin Addition Clip Cards
To get these cards ready for my kids, I printed them out (below) and laminated them to keep them sturdy for repeated use.
Then, I cut them apart and placed them in a basket with some clothespins for a fun math center.
My kids are very familiar with clothespin activities, since my kindergarteners use our clip card activities all the time, so after a quick introduction to the cards and the task, they were ready to give them a try!
Each pumpkin card has two dice on it. After adding both sets of dots together, kids clip the sum.
This is great beginning addition practice, as the dots on the dice provide support for kids who still need to count one dot at a time, while allowing kids who are ready to practice counting on from the larger number the opportunity to strengthen that skill.
Not only are kids practicing their addition skills, but the pinch and release of clothespins is strengthening their writing muscles in their fingers, building up fine motor strength too!
Grab Your Set
Ready for some pumpkin addition in your class as well? This free set of cards is available as an exclusive freebie in our shop on Teachers Pay Teachers – you can grab it here for instant download.
Then, for even more math center fun, grab our Pumpkin Centers for Pre-K and Kindergarten!
More Pumpkin Fun
Looking for even more fun pumpkin activities to try with your kids? Here are some of our favorites!
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