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Butterfly Missing Addend Clip Card Activity

Practice missing addends with this fun find the missing addend clip cards for kindergarten and first grade students! This hands-on addition activity is such a fun way for kids to practice adding while having fun with butterfly printables for your spring theme. Siimply download missing addends game printable and you are ready to play and learn with this fun missing addends game!

Practice missing addends with this fun find the missing addend clip cards for kindergarten and first grade students! This hands-on addition activity is such a fun way for kids to practice adding while having fun with butterfly printables for your spring theme. Siimply download missing addends game printable and you are ready to play and learn with this fun missing addends game!

Missing Addends

It is almost that time of year again. The time of year when the sun starts warming the cold ground. Trees and flowers begin to bloom, and the world of nature emerges around us. It is finally time to venture outside and enjoy the beauty. And today, I have a fun spring activity to get children working on missing addends. These adorable butterfly missing addend activities use no prep clip-cards to make practicing addition fun for kindergartners and grade 1 students. This missing addend game is perfect for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers to use as a spring activity for kids!

Missing Addend Worksheets

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Use clothespins to clip the correct answer on these butterfly math cards

Find the Missing Addend

There are two different missing addend practice activities in this missing addends printable:

The first is the easy, no mess way.

  1. First, print off the cards on card stock paper and cut them out.
  2. You can laminate them for extra durability.
  3. Finally, gather up some clothes pins and markers and you are ready to go!

The second way is to add some fine motor skills to this activity. Instead of providing markers, use a hole punch and yellow paper to make lots of yellow dots. (See the messy part. If your kiddos are anything like mine, those dots will end up on the floor.) Then grab some glue sticks or squeezable glue for an extra hand strengthening exercise. You can also do this with yellow playdough balls too!

spring math game kindergarten and first grade

Addition Activity

Now comes the addition games! Each clip card has a picture of a butterfly with dots on it. Under the picture is a number sentence with a missing addend. And we want our little ones to figure out that missing addend. And it is quite simple.

The first number in the number sentence is how many dots are already on the butterfly. Then we have the missing addend, and finally what the number sentence equals. That sum is very important. That tells us our next step. We want to add dots to the butterfly until we have the same amount of dots as the sum.

Free math game for practicing addition within 10

Addition games for kindergarten

With this card, there are two dots already on the butterfly, and we want to get to four. So I add two dots with my marker. The number of dots I added is the missing addend. 2 + 2 = 4

Butterfly addition practice using manipulatives like playdough or paper squares

Math addition games

Now, I’ll try this one using my glue and precut holes. I started with five dots, but I need to get to seven. I can count while I add dots.

Six!

Seven!

I glued on two dots, so that is my missing addend. 5 + 2 = 7

This hands-on approach is a great way for children to practice skills like counting on and taking the beginning steps to understanding algebra.

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Butterfly Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun butterfly activities, butterfly crafts, and butterfly printables to add to your day or butterfly theme? Try these:

Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20. Super cute FREE gumball math practice for kindergarten, first grade, and more Kids will have fun practicing addition within 10 with this free printable math game - addition tic tac toe. This addition math game is a great way to reinforce and continue practicing addition skills to 10 and 20. We just love using educational math games for hands-on learning with kindergarten, first Grade, and 2nd Grade students!

Addition Practice

This is such a fun, hands on math game for kindergartners that helps achieve fluency while having FUN!

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First Grade Printables

If you have a 1st grader and you are looking for more fun, hands on grade 1 worksheets, games and activities to make learning fun – you will love these resources!

FREE Telling Time Puzzles - super cute math game to help kindergarten and first grade students learn to tell time with a clock game for kids! #mathgames #kindergarten #kindergartenmath #1stgrade #grade1math Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20.

 

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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