Are you as ready for Spring as we are? My kids love all things flowers and nature this time of year so and this Flower math activity was a big hit with them! I love to come up with fun math activities to enrich what’s been taught in my kids’ classroom, and this is a creative way to get excited about Spring while practicing math skills.
Working on addition and subtraction is fun with bright and colorful flowers. We practiced constructing and deconstructing numbers from 0-20, but this idea could be used for multiplication, two digit numbers, or other math concepts.
Flower Math Activity for Spring
To start, we used leftover flowers from this project. I simply wrote numbers between 1 and 20 on the center of each flower. Next, I cut out small leaves from green card stock and wrote numbers 0-20. Cutting the leaves would be a great scissor skills activity for kids of all ages. Allow them to draw their own leaves on the card stock and cut them out after writing the numbers. After cutting out the leaves, we were ready to get started on the math!
This flower math activity is so easy and a fun way to build practice in different skills. We simply placed the flowers out on the table and then searched for leaves that would add up to the number on the center of the flower. It was fun to just grab a leaf and then scan to search for the correct leaf to build the number on the center of the flower.
Try these alternate ways to play:
Flower Math with Addition
Grab two leaves. Add the total and then scan the table surface for the sum. Glue them to a piece of paper. Or, just leave the flowers free to play again and again.
Flower Math with Subtraction
Practice subtraction with this flower math activity by grabbing a flower and one leaf. Subtract the leaf from the total and then search and scan for the remaining number.
How would you use this flower math activity idea to work on math concepts this Spring?