Summer Count the Room Addition Activity

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Count the Room activities are always a favorite with my students! They love searching around the classroom for a card to solve. As their teacher, I love that they’re getting up and moving while practicing their math skills. Today I’m sharing a free Summer Count the Room Addition Activity that focuses on addition within 10. This activity is perfect for whole group practice or as a center activity!

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

Add this free Summer Count the Room Addition Activity to your Kindergarten math centers for instant fun with beginning addition skills!

Summer Count the Room Addition Activity

I don’t know about you, but this time of year I definitely notice that my students are feeling the excitement of summer break approaching. This means I need to break out the activities that are sure to keep them engaged and learning. Count the Room activities are so fun and the prep is simple. So let’s get started!

Supplies Needed:

  • Summer-themed addition cards and recording sheet (download below)
  • Tape
  • Clipboards
  • Pencils
To prep this activity, print and cut the addition cards and grab a clipboard and pencil.

How to Prep

To prepare this Count the Room Addition Activity, begin by printing the addition cards. I recommend printing on cardstock and laminating them for durability.

Tape the cards up in various spots around the classroom. I like to make some a little trickier to find than others.

Finally, print a recording sheet for each student participating in the activity.

How to Play

Before we begin, we always do a quick review of Count the Room expectations. We talk about how students should and should not move around the classroom, and how to wait their turn at a card if a friend is there before them.

Once your students are ready to play, send them to find the 10 addition cards that you previously hung up around the classroom.

When students find a card, they solve the addition problem that has been represented with our favorite summer-themed pictures.

Before we begin, I hang the addition cards around the room for students to find.

Next, students write the sum in the recording sheet space with the corresponding letter that the addition card has been labeled with.

In the example shown below, you can see that the sum has been written in the box labeled ‘C’ because that’s the letter on the addition card.

Students continue to search around the room for the addition cards until they have found and solved them all.

When kids find the addition cards, they add the summer objects and write the answer on the recording sheet.

Want to provide your students with more of a challenge? Instead of having students just write the sum, have them record the entire number sentence. For example, the ‘C’ box would be represented with 2+2=4.

I hope that your students enjoy this Summer Count the Room Activity as much as mine do!

Grab Your FREE Copy

Ready to get up and move and strengthen those addition skills? You can get this free Summer Count the Room Addition Activity by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of this post!

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Summer Count the Room Addition Activity


    1. Mrs. Flores,

      We are so happy to hear that you find our resources helpful! 🙂 Have a great week!

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