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 with 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 your preschool activities or penguin theme for kindergarten.

Free printable addition activity winter addition to 100 chart

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Penguin Addition to 100 Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Fish Crackers
  • Paperclip/Fastener (spinner)

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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.

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.

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 math. You can also infuse this penguin activity throughout the school year into other themes like winter activities, animal habitats, or fact learning about penguins.

While completing this math center, students can answer and pose questions like:

  • Is 5 more or less than 11?
  • If I have 3 goldfish and get 2 more goldfish, how many all together?
  • I had 5 goldfish and I gave my friend 4, how many left?
This free printable penguin addition to 100 chart is a great way to get kids practicing the addition facts. Lots of opportunities to learn about regrouping too. It's a different set of addition problems every time you play!

What Can Students Learn With a Hundreds Chart Game?

HUNDREDS CHART PRINTABLE GAME

WHETHER YOU’RE USING VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES OR REAL ONES, INTERACTING WITH A HUNDREDS CHART IS VALUABLE IN DEVELOPING MATH SKILLS.

Many teachers use various versions of a hundreds chart throughout the school year, like a blank hundreds chart or a 120 chart. Mixing it up a little still provides value in important math skills:

  • Counting
  • Place Value
  • Number Sense
  • Skip Counting
  • Adding/Subtracting

Why Is It Important For Kids To Use Hundreds Charts?

Besides providing numerical information and relationships, hundred charts can benefit kids in different ways and encourage other math skills.

Addition/Subtraction

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.

Number Patterns

Children can find patterns within a hundreds chart such as repeating numbers, adding zeros, skip counting, etc. Ultimately, this builds and understanding of place value.

Skip Counting

When children have mastered rote counting, skip counting can be taught using a hundreds chart. Counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s can be appropriate for Kindergarten math skills.

Number Sense

From pre-k up to 2nd grade, kids are building something called number sense. This is the ability to understand, connect, and relate numbers. Hundreds charts really help develop this important knowledge.

Materials needed for the Free Printable Penguin Addition to 100 Chart

  • Paper
  • Paper fastener (or tip of a pencil)
  • Paper clip
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Pencil
  • Laminating Pouch
  • Laminator

How to Make This Penguin Addition to 100 Activity

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.

This free printable penguin addition to 100 chart is a great way to get kids practicing the addition facts. Lots of opportunities to learn about regrouping too. It's a different set of addition problems every time you play!

To Play:

To use the interactive hundreds chart, simply start at number 1. Spin the spinner and add that number to the 1. (1+2+3)

Put fish on the number of spaces on the free printable hundreds chart to equal the sum. Then, spin again to keep adding on.

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 free printable penguin addition to 100 chart is a great way to get kids practicing the addition facts. Lots of opportunities to learn about regrouping too. It's a different set of addition problems every time you play!

In Addition:

Children can also just place fish only on the answers to each problem.

For additional reinforcement, kids can write the addition problems on a whiteboard or scrap paper.

When using the free printable hundred number chart they can sneak the goldfish as a snack while playing!

This free printable penguin addition to 100 chart is a great way to get kids practicing the addition facts. Lots of opportunities to learn about regrouping too. It's a different set of addition problems every time you play!

Colored Fish

Try using the multi-colored goldfish crackers to show children different color patterns on the hundreds chart.

Number ID

Instead of using the spinner, call out a random number and see if your child can place their goldfish on the number given.

Number Puzzle

For a challenge, cut out strips of the hundred chart and have children piece them together like a puzzle.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. Okay, it’s already a cute activity. But the goldfish crackers take it over the top. 🙂 So fun!

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