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Looking for the perfect easy prep winter math center for your kindergarten or first-grade students? This ice skating activity is a great way to introduce or reinforce one to one correspondence, counting to 20, number identification, addition and subtraction. Simply laminate the free printable twenty frames and you have an instant math center for January!
Other Printable Winter Centers and Worksheets
2) Snowball Sorting – sort out uppercase from lowercase or letter from numbers.
4) Penguin Letter Matching – one of the favorites from my blog for learning to match lowercase and uppercase letters.
Setting Up Your Printable Twenty Frames
For this activity you will need:
Optional: laminator and dry erase markers
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Print out the pages to your desired size – full size to make them into mats or 2 or 4 to a sheet if you prefer to use them as smaller cards. I would suggest to laminate them for easy and repeated use.
Provide some counting tokens that your student will use to practise one to one correspondence and a dry-erase marker for them to write in their answer in the box. That’s it!
Playing This Winter Math Center
Twenty frame mats are the next step up after your little ones have mastered ten frames. Once children have a better sense about numbers and they are ready to move on to teen numbers, twenty frame mats provide that extra challenge. They are also a visual way for children to work on addition and subtraction skills.
When I played this with my son, I printed them as small cards because I planned it to be an individual activity. He knew straight away that when the top frame was full, it meant 10. So he counted on from there and then wrote in his answer in the box.
He has never been ice skating before but he loves to watch the skaters in action. When he was younger and just starting to learn his numbers, he used to enjoy counting them going around the rink and that’s what inspired me to create this game.
Pair Up This Ice Skating Activity
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Pair up these printable ten frame mats with my pack of 10 Snow Themed Literacy and Math Centers. These easy-prep games will get your students working on letters, phonics, sight words, sorting and even visual discrimination!
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