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Need a fun spring math-based craft for your bulletin board? We’ve got you covered with this Butterfly Spring Math Craftivity to go along with the book Ten For Me.
This is a great way to tie math into your butterfly unit, finishing up your addition unit on the different ways to make ten, or just as a fun spring math project.
Ten For Me is a fun read-aloud where two friends take off on a butterfly hunt, only to find themselves tangled in a mathematics net! Rose, and her friend Ed race to see who can catch the most butterflies on this addition adventure. How many in all? Let s add them again! shout the butterfly hunters. Who will win? Ten for Me makes math fun, easy, and entertaining while adding a touch of the natural world into cross-curricular education.
Several pages throughout the book have fantastic butterfly facts that you can share with your students too.
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-A large piece of construction paper per student. We used blue to look like the sky but you could use whatever you have.
-Download and print the free printable, available at the bottom of the post
Butterfly Spring Math Craftivity
Using it as an addition activity
This works as a great hands-on math activity for the kiddos. You can use it as a center, or you could use it as a visual while reading the book aloud to the class or group.
You’ll simply print out the 2 pages that you can download at the bottom of this post for each student. Have them color the pictures and cut them out. They can use the butterflies to make ten different ways like in the book. Or you could create addition problems on index cards and have them complete them using the butterflies as counters to help.
Using them as a whole group, just print out and color one copy. You could even laminate it so it can be used over and over again. As you read the story, when each day’s butterfly totals are read, have a student create that addition problem. Have the class complete the new way to make ten each time.
Using it as a craft
My favorite is to use it as a math craft project to display in the classroom. Follow the same as above, print, color, and cut out the 2 pages. To make it into a craft, each student will need a large piece of construction paper.
Before gluing everything down on the paper, have them start with the en butterflies. They can choose how many butterflies each Ed and Rose caught so that the number equals ten. Have them fill in the numbers on the rectangle word problem paper. They can then glue the butterflies on the sheet that matches their answer.
They look adorable all hanging up in the classroom!
You can download the free printable Butterfly Spring Math Craftivity by clicking the green box below.
Do you have any other fun books you like to use when teaching addition?
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
See you next time!