Free Printable Unicorn and Rainbows Ten-Frame Game

Who loves unicorns and rainbows?!? Me, me! And who can resist math games that involve unicorn and rainbows? Not me! My youngest daughter has special needs and we have been working on rote counting and now one-to-one correspondence and number recognition for several years. Finding ways to keep her excited about practicing counting skills is super important, since the moment she gets bored is the moment she starts refusing to practice. Today’s free printable Unicorn and Rainbows Hide and Seek Ten-Frame Counting Game is a super fun way to work on counting.

Unicorn and rainbow ten-frame counting game. Hide the star and guess the numbers

Understanding how numbers fit into a group of  is one of the building blocks necessary for counting higher numbers, addition skills, subtraction skills and so much more.

That is why ten-frames are an important part of the counting and number recognition experience.

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Free printable ten-frame math center for preschool and pre-k

Ten-frames show kids that there is a limit to this group of numbers. And creates the understanding of groups of ten for learning numbers 11-99.

This simple unicorn ten-frame hide and seek game is an engaging way to introduce ten-frames to your pre-k and kindergarteners.

Everything is more fun when it’s a game. And if your kids are anything like mine, hide and seek is one of their favorite games.

Unicorn and rainbow ten-frame counting game. Hide the star and guess the numbers

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How to Use the Ten-Frame Unicorn & Rainbows Hide and Seek Game

To prepare the Ten-frame Hide and Seek game, simply print and laminate the pieces, with the exception of the optional recording sheet.

Cut apart the ten-frame cards and the stars.

Place the unicorn ten-frame cards in a pocket chart, lay them on a table or lay them on the floor.

Count to ten unicorn and rainbow counting game for kindergarten math centers.

I have found that a table top pocket chart works perfectly for this game, but you can you anything that you have available.

Then, hide the stars behind the unicorn ten-frames and have the kids take turns guessing which ten-frame they are hiding behind.

Unicorn and rainbow ten-frame counting game. Hide the star and guess the numbers

Using the optional Number Recording Pages

Take the game up a notch by using the optional number recording pages.

Have the kids cross off the numbers of incorrect guesses. Then, have then write the correct guesses in the boxes at the bottom of the page.

The recording page helps kids work on numeral recognition and number formation along with the ten-frame number recognition needed to make guesses.

Count to ten unicorn and rainbow counting game for kindergarten math centers.

Math and Literacy Options for Unicorns and Rainbows

You can pair the Unicorn Ten-Frame Hide and Seek Game up with some fun unicorn and rainbow books! By working with a theme approach kids will build real-life connections to the skills they are learning.

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    1. The unicorn mini erasers were available at Target sometime in the past. Occasionally, they repeat themes, so just keep watching the Bullseye Playground section at Target.