Base Ten Manipulatives Butterfly Life Cycle

Get your class engaged with this hands-on base-ten activity for learning about place value for the hundreds, ten, and ones (units) places.

Butterfly base ten

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED FOR THE Butterfly LIFE CYCLE BASE TEN MANIPULATIVES:

Paper | Laminating Pouches | Laminator | 3 small containers or jars

This resource has identical content to my Chicken Life Cycle Base-Ten Manipulatives and Plant Life Cycle Base-Ten Manipulatives. The only difference is the theme.

Two levels are included: Ten & Ones (units) Hundreds, Tens and & Ones (units)

This resource can be used as a whole-class activity or a center activity.

Students will draw one card from each container: hundreds, tens, and ones (or tens and ones alone, depending on the level you are teaching) and demonstrate the number with the farm-themed base-ten blocks.

For added fun, you can do this on a “sticky wall” which is simply contact paper taped to the wall with the sticky side facing out. Otherwise, you can simply do this on a table or the floor.

I have also included cloud and sun faces to create crowns while using this as a whole class activity. See the preview for a comprehensive view of what is included.

There are 32 cards for each level of learning. (For the hundreds a set of 8 cards is included for numbers like 100, 200, 300, so that students can visualize these numbers.)

This resource can be used as a whole-class activity or a center activity.

Students will draw one card from each container: hundreds, tens, and ones (or tens and ones alone, depending on the level you are teaching) and demonstrate the number with the farm-themed base-ten blocks.

For added fun, you can do this on a “sticky wall” which is simply contact paper taped to the wall with the sticky side facing out. Otherwise, you can simply do this on a table or the floor.

Contents for the Butterfly Life Cycle Base Ten Manipulatives:

  • Pages 5-6: Cloud and sun faces for fun crowns
  • Page 7: Base-ten blocks for teaching tens and ones
  • Page 8: Container labels for Place-value for tens and ones only
  • Page 9: Base-ten blocks for teaching hundreds, tens and ones (You will need 9 copies of this page.)
  • Pages 10: Container labels for place-value numbers for hundreds, tens and ones
  • Pages 11-13: Place value numbers (If you are teaching only tens and ones, you will not need page 12.)
  • Pages 14-16: Cards for use in centers or as an alternative to the place-value numbers. (for tens & ones only)
  • Page 17: Recording sheet for tens & ones center
  • Pages 18-20: Cards for use in centers or as an alternative to the place-value numbers.
  • Page 21: Recording sheets for hundreds, tens & ones center.
  • Pages 22-23: Alternate container labels for curricula calling for hundreds, tens and units.

This resource has identical content to my Farm-theme Base-Ten Activities for Place Value. The only difference is the theme.

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