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Spring has sprung! The warmer weather and spring showers are some of my favorite things but my daughter absolutely loves the rainbows. We have been doing as many rainbow activities as we can because they bring her so much joy. These free Rainbow Addition Puzzles are perfect for practicing addition to 10 and your kids will love the colorful spring theme!

*Pair with our Spring Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!

We will be using these addition puzzles as part of our morning baskets at home throughout March and April. My daughter is so excited for these and she cannot wait until I switch out our basket activities for Spring. Did I mention she loves rainbows?

These rainbow addition puzzles are also perfect for a math center in a Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom!

## How to Prep

My daughter’s favorite part of this activity may be the rainbows but mine is that they are so easy to prep!

Simply print, laminate, and cut out around the whole puzzle. Then cut the addition puzzles down the center along the dotted line so you have two pieces.

This set includes 21 puzzles that cover sums up to 10. There are two different puzzles for each sum.

## How to Play

This activity can be done independently or with a small group.

Students begin by spreading out all of the puzzle pieces with the sums face up on a table.

Place all the addition sentence pieces in a small basket or grab bag for the students to pull from.

One at a time the students will pull an addition sentence piece, complete the equation, and find the corresponding sum card that matches.

Continue matching the puzzle pieces together until they have all been matched.

Helpful Tip: Provide students with number lines and/or colorful manipulatives like these counting bears to help them solve the addition problems.

## Ways to Differentiate

You can give students all 21 puzzles at one time and have them match them together or you can start them off with a smaller number. This will allow your students the opportunity to master the concept of the activity without getting overwhelmed.

Switch out the cards once they have completed the first set or add in additional pieces as they continue until they have completed all of the puzzles.

For extra practice with addition sentences, the students can write the full equations on a piece of paper after completing all of the puzzles.