March 3, 2023

# FREE Printable Butterfly Math Addition Puzzles

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These fun butterfly addition is a hands-on, engaging way for kindergarten, preschool, and pre-k students to practice counting to 10 with an addition activity. Use the butterfly printables puzzles for a spring math that will keep kids excited to practice adding within 10. Simply print pdf file with addition activities for kindergarten and you are ready to play and learn!

This fun Butterfly Addition game will be a hit with your students! Prsechoolers and kindergartners will use the butterfly math printable to practice adding to 10. This addition activities for kindergarten is a great way to get kids familiar with the concept of addition and to form a solid foundation for future math. Whether you are a parent looking for extra practice with spring math, teacher looking for math center in the classroom, butterfly theme, or homeschool math supplement – you will love this hands-on activity.

## Butterfly Math

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The butterfly printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

I like to get the students familiar with equations as early as possible. With puzzles like these, it helps them identify the relationship between the numbers and the items. Eventually, they will be able to make the link that adding up the two digits will give us a sum of the items.

For example, I had the kids build their puzzle, then build the number of butterflies using dough on the mat and then place the magnetic numbers (you can use dry erase markers on the mat instead of magnetic numbers) on the mat below their puzzle.

You can definitely choose the numbers and equations that you want your students to practice on. The colored butterfly puzzles can be used as a stand alone activity or along with the sunflower addition mat.

• Grab the Butterfly Puzzle Cards and Mat below.
• Print in COLOR or BLACK & WHITE (use card stock or laminate the pages)
• Cut the cards out.
• Store them in a plastic sleeve or file folder.
• Prepare the cards for a group of students (you can print and laminate more for more groups).

• Stack the puzzle cards in one pile and the mat in the center. I chose to print and laminate more than one mat (one for each pair of students) so that I can see them working individually on their addition skills.
• The kids will pick a puzzle card and read the numbers on the equation then add up the numbers (most kids will use their hands to add them up at this stage).
• They then look for the number sum with the matching puzzle piece and build their puzzle.
• I use play dough in this step: have the kids pretend that the balls they will make are ‘butterflies’ and they have to build their equation on the mat.
• You can use the mat as a stand alone and write the numbers below and have the kids building their equations with play dough that way too!

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

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