This fall leaves ten frame is one hands-on learning activity that combines math concepts with the colorful leaves of Fall. We used some leaves that we had in our yard to build and learn math addition and counting with a ten frame. Looking for more creative ways to explore ten frames with kids? Try this activity.
Fall Leaves Ten Frame Activity
This fall themed ten frame is a fun way to use Fall’s leaves to practice simple addition and counting with kids. You’ll need just a few items for this activity:
- Cookie Tray
- Washi Tape
- Small Leaves (We used leaves from a Burning Bush)
- Bowl of Water
Use real leaves in another Fall ten frame math activity to reinforce math concepts.
To create the ten frame, use three long strips of washi tape to make horizontal lines on the cookie sheet. Then, pull six small strips of washi tape from the roll. Position the smaller strips of tape on the cookie sheet, vertically. This will form a ten frame like pictured.
Next, fill a small bowl with water and add the leaves. When the leaves are wet, they will stick to the cookie sheet, making this hands-on math activity a sensory experience.
We used dice to count out and add leaves onto the ten frame. Ask kids to count out the number of dots on the dice and count the corresponding number of leaves. They can add that number of leaves to the ten frame. Next, roll the dice again to add more leaves to the ten frame.
This is a fun activity for Kindergarten and First grade students as they learn about ten frames and addition.
What are your favorite hands-on math activities for kids?