A Ten-Frame is a graphic tool that’s used to show children what numbers “look” like. This is something Hailey needs some reinforcement with so I decided to create my own to work with her at home.
For the purpose of these activities, I’d download and print a copy of each.
Ten Frame Activities:
The classic card game can be played with these cards in a variety of ways. Give each player a set of ten-frames.
For more of a challenge – take the full ten-frame out and place it facing up on the table. When a player flips their card, they need to add their card to ten to get their number.
Use the More/Less cards – give one player the more/less cards and the other player the ten frames and play war that way.
Use the word cards – give one player a set of word cards (in french or english) and the other a set of ten-frame cards.
This can be set up in a variety of ways as well. Match the two sets of ten-frame cards to each other, match the two sets of ten-frame cards to the set of more/less cards, match the ten-frame cards to the number word cards or even match the more/less cards to the number word cards!
Dice / Toss Games:
I took 10 tokens of each colour (last page of each ten-frame package) and glued them together – making double-sided tokens (one side red and one side blue). Put all of the double-sided tokens in a cup – shake and toss. Fill a blank ten-frame according to the pattern that is shown by the tossed tokens.
Assign each player a ten-frame colour, give them one or two blank ten-frames and 10 tokens. Have them take turns rolling a die and filling their ten-frames – with the goal to fill their ten-frames first.
Basically – your options are endless! Have fun with it!