As I have said many times, we REALLY love incorporating arts and crafts into our kindergarten learning with book companions and writing prompts, along with science and socials studies. Teaching math concepts with craft activity packs miiiiight be my favorite, though, because they're hands-on and not like a typical math worksheet. Students use the paper as a manipulative, and teachers get a concrete sample of their work at the same time. Kids truly show what they know about the math concept being taught.
If you've been following us for a while, you know how much we enjoy incorporating picture books with our learning. We include at least one math picture book in our unit of study on a weekly basis. It is so important to expose our students to a wide variety of teaching methods to be sure we connect with each and every one of them. Books provide students with engaging visuals, and I find that it really helps students understand the objectives of our lessons.
So let's try a math activity with the classic book, Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Make a connection to text, and complete this differentiated addition craft! Students color the hat set and complete an addition sentence to match. Note that a student could complete the addition sentence using just 1 hat set for addition to 5, or a student could use all 4 hat sets for addition to 17. Varied sentence sheets are included with this pack, too. Students could add 2, 3, or 4 numbers to 1. There are plenty of ways to meet the needs of all of your students by making the craft slightly easier or a little more challenging. Upon completion, glue a half sheet of standard construction paper behind the addition sheet to create a frame. Then glue the craft to the top of the frame for display!
MEGA Addition Craft Bundle for Preschool and Kindrgarten, MAJORLY discounted!
Once you try this math activity with your kiddos, you'll see how much addition crafts push them to truly think about the concepts of adding numbers. This is why we have created a MEGA addition bundle that is currently priced at OVER 50% off! Regularly priced at $73.50, this addition arts and crafts bundle is on sale for $35, just $1.59 per craft! At such an affordable price, we want to make sure your students have the opportunity to be engaged with math for the entire school year!
Download the Caps for Sale Math Activity for PReschool and Kindergarten Kids Here!
Enjoy creating your (temporarily) FREE addition math activity with us! We'd LOVE your feedback on our Caps for Sale book companion craft, so be sure to drop your comments below!
Hi, and welcome to Krazy for Kindyland, Kindergarten Arts and Crafts! I'm a mom of three and a primary teacher since 2006. We are on a mission to reach all little learners, providing them with engaging, hands-on learning opportunities to practice spatial awareness skills while learning across the curriculum. Here on the blog, we share differentiated lesson ideas that allow for teacher choice while incorporating crafting and writing into math activities, letter learning, science lessons, social studies topics, character education, and reading comprehension. Our crafts include consistent layouts and are easy for students to understand and follow directions. They are low prep, saving the precious time you need with your students! Fun fact: our customers often note that our products are GREAT for subs! They focus directly on learning content and are easy arts and crafts for kindergarten!
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