March 3, 2023

# FREE Printable Butterfly Spring Math Addition Mats Activity

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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 print pdf file withÂ butterfly addition and you are ready for a cute, free printable, spring activities for kindergarten!

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 theseÂ addition mats. ThisÂ butterfly addition allows children to work onÂ adding numbers to 10Â with a funÂ spring math activity! Use these cuteÂ addition mats for kindergartenÂ to make practicing fun in yourÂ spring theme.Â  Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you 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.

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.

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 theÂ math activity for kindergartners.

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.

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.

## Butterfly Math

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.

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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