Cute birds? Check! Bright colors? Check! Engaging problems? Check! This Kindergarten Addition to 10 Bird Themed Activity is sure to be a hit with your Kindergarteners, or any young learner working basic addition facts! Is your state currently participating in distance learning? If so, you may be looking for something besides addition worksheets to share with your students. This digital activity is a great way to practice addition for kindergarten without having to send them another math worksheet!
Whether your little learner is just beginning to learn single digit addition, or has mastered the skill and is looking for extra practice adding, this Kindergarten Addition to 10 Bird Themed Activity is perfect for them!
What Math Skills are covered in this activity?
Any child working on addition sums to 10 will be immediately drawn into this activity! The adorable birds bring addition problems to life for little learners!
After counting the birds of each color students will drag and drop numbers to create a simple addition problem to complement the picture.
Although this digital activity’s main focus is to practice creating an addition equation, it reinforces so many other math skills along the way!
The following math skills are exercised in this activity:
- number recognition
- one to one correspondence
- addition within 10
- picture addition
An added bonus to this digital activity is that students will be strengthening their hand/eye coordination while dragging and dropping numbers!
What Addition Should Kindergarteners Know?
In Kindergarten little learners work on mastering solving addition problems and subtraction problems within 10. Students not only work on mastering basic addition facts, but also learn to truly understand what addition is.
Learning for students at this age is all about making abstract concepts concrete!
By using digital activities like this one, students can have addition practice brought to life for them!
One of the Kindergarten standards is that learners understand addition means objects are being put together. What better way to reinforce that concept than counting and adding colorful birds together!
Another Kindergarten skill is demonstrating the ability to represent addition problems using objects or drawings, which is modeled for students by this activity!
Addition and subtraction are inverse operations. This means that a solid foundation and understanding of addition will lead to a better understanding of subtraction as well!
Other ways to use this activity and practice addition:
If your little learner is struggling with this activity or any other math addition activity here are some ways you can help support them!
- Provide manipulatives or counters to help make the counting and addition practice more hands on!
- Use tools that your learner is already familiar with such as ten frames, tally marks, or number lines!
Other ways to use this activity:
- Make this activity into your own free printable! Print the pages out and let your learner practice their numeral writing skills.
- Turn the number sentences into word problems! Model how to create a word problem to go with each slide. This will help with math vocabulary development! (Two birds were sitting in a tree when four more birds flew over to join them. How many birds are there altogether now?)
- Print one page of the activity and cut out the numbers 1-10. Give them to your little learner for some extra practice identifying and sequencing numbers!
- Practice comparing the number of birds on each page while reinforcing math vocabulary: greater than, less than, more, equal! (Which color birds have the greatest number?)
Has your learner mastered addition and ready for a challenge?
- Begin to introduce them to adding double digit numbers!
- Ask them questions that will build their understanding of subtraction. (What would happen if two birds flew away? How many would be left?
How to use this Digital Activity:
Open the link sent to your email address. Click on the image on the left for the Google Slides version and the image on the right for the Seesaw version.
If you are using the Google Slides version of the activity you will be prompted to make a copy of the activity.
Be sure you click “Make a copy” to ensure that you get an editable, interactive version of the activity!
Once you have shared the activity with your students they will be able to open it and begin their addition practice!
Students will drag and drop the numerals that are represented by the number of colored birds pictured into the boxes. After they find the sum of the birds they will drag and drop that number into the final box!
Your students will love this digital alternative to addition worksheets for kindergarten!