Oh, penguins. Sweet, squawky, not-so-cuddly penguins. Those cute black and white tuxedoes can make any animal look adorable. They also make math so much more fun than a plain page full of addition facts. This free printable penguin addition to 100 activity with a hundreds chart is absolutely more fun than flash cards or boring repetition. It’s a new game every time you play and can fit in with the prefect penguin theme for kindergarten.
Learning About Numbers With Math Games And Activities
SIMPLE ADDITION ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
ASKING STUDENTS TO PRACTICE MATH FACTS LIKE ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN ANALYZING DATA AND FINDING OUT INFORMATION. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE:
- Is 5 more or less than 11?
- If I have 3 goldfish and get 2 more goldfish. How many do I have all together?
- I have 5 goldfish and gave 4 to my friend. How many do I have left?
If you are using these activities in a classroom, start with introducing these activities as a whole group. Afterwards you can follow up with small groups or individually.
This adorable free penguin hundreds chart can be perfect for multiple grades including preschool through 3rd grade. You can also use this as an opportunity to teach about winter, animal habitat, and encourage additional learning about penguins.
Why Is It Important For Kids To Use Hundred Charts?
Besides providing numerical information and relationships, hundred charts can benefit kids in different ways and encourage other math skills.
Adding and Subtracting
A hundreds chart can be a great way
for children to visualize an amount growing or decreasing. Using manipulatives alongside the chart gives our kids a hands on experiences that is tactile and visual.
Materials needed for the Free Printable Penguin Addition to 100 Char
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To prep: Print and laminate the hundreds chart for durability. Create a spinner using the paper fastener and the paper clip. If you do not have a paper fastener, you can hold the sharpened tip of a pencil to the middle of the spinner with the paper clip instead.
How to use the hundreds chart addition activities:
To use the interactive hundreds chart, simply start at “1”. Spin the spinner and add that number to the “1”.
Put fish on the number of spaces on the free printable hundreds chart to equal the product. Then, continue from there.
3 (answer from the last problem) +5=8 (We add five more fish to the hundreds chart printable to check our work.)
Continue until you reach 100.
This math addition activity for kindergarten is great because it allows the kids to practice adding different numbers. Some with regrouping and some without. With the randomness of spinning, the kids will come up with different addition problems every time.
The kindergarten hundreds chart also gives instant feedback on whether the answer was correct or not. By adding the number of fish to the hundreds chart after each spin the kids can see right away what the correct answer should be.
Children can also do the activity placing fish only on the answers to each problem.
For additional reinforcement, you can have the kids write out the addition problems that they solve in a notebook. This will help you see if there are any issues that need practice. It’s also great for accountability if you child likes to fake their way through assignments… (not that I would know anything about that!)
Plus, writing things down provides another way for kids to engage their minds and will help them to remember them more than simply reciting an answer.
When using the free printable hundred number chart they can sneak the goldfish as a snack while playing (two birds with one stone, am I right?).
Other Ways To Use The Penguin Addition Activities:
Try using the multi-colored goldfish crackers to show children different color patterns on the hundreds chart.
Instead of using the spinner call out a random number and see if your child can place their goldish on the number given.
For a challenge, cut out strips of the hundred chart and have children piece them together like a puzzle.
Our Favorite Winter Books:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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The Biggest Snowman EverSneezy the SnowmanAnimals in Winter (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)Goodbye Autumn, Hello WinterWinter DanceThe Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder (Weather Books for Kids, Winter Children’s Books, Science Kids Books)Little Critter: Just a SnowmanSnow BirdsPete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read)Stopping By Woods on a Snowy EveningHello, World! Arctic AnimalsThe Snowy Day (Picture Puffin Books Book 1)Un Dia de Nieve (Spanish Edition)
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