Dinosaur Addition with Ten Frame

If your kids are like mine, anything with dinosaurs is a major hit. These dinosaur addition cards are a fabulous way to work on adding basic math facts up to the number 20. This activity is great for pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grade kids.
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Dinosaur Addition

Since math is a concrete subject and not abstract, it should be taught in a hands-on manner with lots of manipulatives. Using manipulatives allows us to have a better understanding of what numbers mean so we are better prepared for abstract math concepts like number equations. The hands-on tools are also incredibly beneficial for our tactile learners.

This Dinosaur Addition Activity is an engaging way to combine hands-on math with abstract equations.

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Instructions
  • Download the FREE Dinosaur Addition Cards below
  • Laminate and cut the Dinosaur Addition Cards
  • Using dry erase marker, write numbers in the circles to create an addition problem, for example, 5+4 =
  • Using the dinosaur pieces to fill in the tens frame to solve the equation
  • Count how many dinosaurs are on the tens frames and write the solution in the equation
Tips:
  • Make sure the solution to your equation does not exceed 20 as there are only 20 spots on the tens frame
  • I have also included an additional card that only goes up to 10 so you can differentiate based on your child's needs
  • If your kids are like mine and they like to peel off laminate, you may want to cut, then laminate, then cut again
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Looking for more dinosaur activities? Check these out.

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Emily is a teacher turned mom who just couldn't quite leave the classroom behind. She has 2 toddlers at home whom she is prepping for kindergarten by doing hands-on learning activities at home. Her blog, Sandbox Academy, focuses on learning literacy, math, STEM, and the arts through crafts and play. You can also find me on: FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.