Learning Numbers: Simple 10 Frames Activities with Rocks and Printable Chart

We are working on number sense and number recognition so as we move through the year they have a great mathematical base to build upon….

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We are working on number sense and number recognition so as we move through the year they have a great mathematical base to build upon.

 
I used Fun Chalk (affiliatie link) to write numbers on rocks I found at the dollar store. The Fun Chalk washes off so we can change the activity anytime (check out how we used our Chalk Paint on Magnetic Tiles here). You can always use paint pens or whatever you have on hand to make the rocks needed for this activity. If you have lots of kids doing the same activity paint would probably be best because the chalk paint can rub off on hands.

 

I gave my kids the activity and watched. Little Dragon, age 2 matched his numbers in no particular order, Little Tiger, age 4 put the rocks on in number order, and in no time at all they both had filled in their chart. That’s when I had to quickly get creative and come up with some more fun things for them to do before they became bored. You can grab a free 10 Frames chart at the end of the post. It has large sections so larger objects can fit on it like toy cars, Little Dragon’s favorite!

 

 

 Simple 10 Frames Activities with Rocks
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Match Numbers:
Write numbers on the rocks 1-10 and have child match the rocks to their 10 frames chart.

 

 


Match Dots: 
Write dots on the rocks 1-10 and have child match each dot to the number on the chart.

 

Recreated photo to demonstrate activity. 

 

Find a Number:
Name a number and have child place the correct rock on it. 
 
Addition:
Place some rocks on the chart, tell the child how many rocks you placed, and then ask the child to fill in the chart to 10. I suggest using the numbered side of the rocks for the first part of the activity so the child can use the blank side of the rocks. That way they aren’t worried about matching numbers and can just concentrate on adding to 10. You can ask to see if they know how many rocks they need before they place them on the chart or count how many blank rocks they needed to add. 
Recreated photo to demonstrate activity. 
 
 
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