Subtraction Activities and Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten

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Understanding the concept of subtraction and becoming familiar with beginning subtraction facts is an important skill for early learners. It is something that has to be modeled and practiced frequently. These Subtraction Activities and Centers will be a great addition to your Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom. Your students will love mastering their subtraction skills!

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These Subtraction Activities and Centers are a great addition to any Pre-K or Kindergarten to build skills for subtraction within 5 and 10.

Subtraction Activities and Centers

Subtraction has to be modeled repeatedly for young students. It is important that children understand what is happening when something is being subtracted, instead of just memorizing facts.

This deeper understanding will benefit children’s ability to reason and understand things like word problems and other related concepts down the road.

What’s Included?

This resource is full of activities to help your students with subtraction within 5 and 10. With 175 pages of activities that are low-prep for you and super fun for your students, you will love this resource!

These activities are NOT themed to any specific holiday or month, so you can use them any time of the year!

Check out a few of the activities in this subtraction resource pack below…

This resource pack includes over 175 pages of addition activities that are low-prep.

Subtraction Pocket Chart Sort

I love this pocket chart activity because it is so versatile! Of course, you can use it during Circle Time but you can also use it in small groups or in centers.

Students will put the candy jar numbers on the pocket chart and sort the subtraction fact candies next to the correct jar.

Another way to play is to choose one candy jar number and have students find all of the subtraction problems with that answer.

In this pocket chart activity, students will put the candy jar numbers on the pocket chart and sort the subtraction fact candies next to the correct jar.

Scoopin’ Up Subtraction

Who doesn’t love ice cream? My students love to work on their subtraction skills with this fun and simple “Scoopin’ Up” activity.

Children will use the ice cream scoop cards and ice cream bowl work mat to model subtraction equations. Then they can write their answers on the ice cream scoops recording sheet.

This activity is a great, hands-on way to model the concept of subtraction!

Children will use the ice cream sundae work mat and ice cream scoops to model subtraction equations in this "Scoopin' Up" activity.

Your students will love this engaging subtraction activity… but it might make them hungry! This super cute, low-prep resource will have your kiddos building subtraction problems and recording the answers.

I like to laminate the cookie sheet subtraction mats and the cookie cards so they are a little more sturdy, and last for years!

Students will use the cookies to model the problem on the cookie sheet subtraction mat and write the answer to the problem.

This low-prep cookie subtraction mat resource will have your kids building subtraction problems and recording the answer.

Even More Activities!

These are just a few of the activities included. But there’s more! Take a peek at the rest of the activities in this amazing pack of resources:

  • Subtraction Cards (over 190 cards with different manipulatives)
  • Kitty Cat Subtraction
  • Teddy Bear Subtraction
  • Cookie Crunch
  • Hungry Puppy Subtraction
  • Balloon Pop Subtraction
  • Black and white copies of every activity!
Students can model subtraction equations using buttons on these cute teddy bear subtraction mats.

This pack will have your students mastering subtraction in no time!

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