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Butterfly Spring Addition Mats

Use this fun spring addition as an engaging addition games for kindergarten! Preschoolers and kindergartners will have fun working on addition to 10 with this fun butterfly math! Simply download pdf file with butterfly addition and you are ready for a cute, free printable, spring activities for kindergarten!

Butterfly Addition

As children work their way through pre-k and kindergartener curriculum, they will learn to add single digit numbers. Many children, with a great number sense, can figure simple addition problems out easily. Others need extra support with lots of visuals like these addition mats. This butterfly addition allows children to work on adding numbers to 10 with a fun spring math activity! Use these cute addition mats for kindergarten to make practicing fun in your spring theme.  Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рyou will love that this kindergarten math activity that requires NO PREP. Use this at home as extra practice, in the classroom as part of a spring math center, extra practice, homework, summer learning, or any other way your students could use the practice.

Spring addition

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

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Butterfly Math

Print the pages in color on card stock paper or plain paper. Next, laminate the addition mats to not only make them durable, but also so you can use a dry erase marker to complete the math activity for kindergartners.

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Addition games for kindergarten

These cards are very simple to use. And once they are laminated you can use them over and over to practice adding….which is much better than using a worksheet over and over.

The first step is to have the children count up the yellow butterflies, and then write that number in the first square.

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Addition Activity

Next, the children will count the pink butterflies and write that number in the second box. Finally, it is time to add. Once the children figure out the answer they write that number in the last box.

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Addition Games Kindergarten

After counting up each set of butterflies, children may struggle to figure out what the answer is. In this case, you can show them two different ways of adding.

One easy and simple way is to explain to the child that adding is finding the sum. It is figuring out how many objects there are altogether.

Using that language while explaining to a little one that they simply have to count up all the butterflies is a wonderful way to build background knowledge. With that background knowledge, they will be more successful when it comes time for word problems.

Butterfly Spring Addition Mats

These task cards don’t have a ton of butterflies, so counting each one isn’t a bid deal. But as numbers get larger, you don’t want a child to only be able to count all the objects to figure out the answer.

Counting on is a great strategy…..and it will help them with subtraction too!!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Ask them how many yellow butterflies there are. If they can’t remember, point to the first number they wrote down.
  2. Next, ask them what number comes after the number you just pointed to. (Example: If there are three yellow butterflies, the next number is four.)
  3. Finally, begin counting the pink butterflies starting with that number.

Enjoy some springtime, and getting some extra adding practice.

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Spring Activities for kindergarten

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Rachel

Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

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