I love Valentine’s Day. I know that it is a totally commercial holiday for no purpose other than selling pretty pink things, chocolates and flowers, but I still love it. (Maybe because those are all my favorite things…) So bringing Valentine’s Day into our learning time just makes sense. In fact, as soon as I took down the Christmas tree, I started making Valentine decorations to replace all the pretty, twinkly things. I love these Valentine ten-frame number mats for 1-10, well, because they are pink. If you hate pink, I’m sorry, but we probably can’t be friends. *wink*
Materials needed for the Valentine Ten-Frame Number Mats:
Dry-erase crayon or dry-erase marker
These number mats are very quick prep! All you need to do is print and laminate them.
2 versions are included for easy differentiation. One version has the correct number of spaces filled in on the ten-frame and the second version leaves the ten-frame blank for students to fill in on their own. This way kids that need some extra support have just what they need to succeed.
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To Use the Valentine Ten-Frame Number Mats:
Use the heart gems to count the correct number of hearts in the ten-frame and above the ten-frame.
Then use a dry-erase crayon to trace the number and the number word. You can also use play dough to shape the number for a fun alternative.
No matter how you use them, the kids are sure to enjoy their counting time!
And I promise, if pink is not your favorite, I will still be your friend!