While we’re out enjoying some fun in the sun, we start thinking about all the ways we can still learn things while having a great time.
So if we’re able to make a connection between kites and math, our students will find learning interesting and find a love of addition with this Kite Addition freebie.
We count down the days until the day that we celebrate everything summer by reading our collection of Summer Books. And we decorate our classroom with adorable Summer Crafts for Little Learners, that are keepsakes our little learners are so proud to bring home. Students bust boredom as they work on boredom buster BINGO.
In keeping with our summer theme, we work on our number sense with our Summer First to 20 game! The giggles are contagious as our kids race to be the first to make it to 20.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Because playing literacy and math games is a great way to get kids learning without realizing they’re learning.
Adding smaller numbers is one of the first steps our littlest learners take when learning addition.
To connect this fun season with math, we’ve created Kite Addition. This fun game encourages kids to find different numbers to reach a sum.
Want even more ways to connect learning with seasons? Be sure to take a look at our Seasons BINGO Bundle. Your students will love it!
Inside You’ll Find:
- 10 pages of puzzles in both color and black and white
- Each page has two different sums
I find it works best if you print this puzzles center on cardstock and laminate it so you can use it year after year. Here’s how I like to keep my Language Arts materials organized throughout the year and it will work for math centers too.
Supply list for Kite Addition:
Using Kite Addition
Students will start this summer-themed addition puzzle activity by placing all of the pieces on a table or the floor. You may want to have students work in small groups the first time they try to complete their puzzles.
To start working on their puzzles, students will pick a kite with a sum on it. This student chose the kite with the “12” on it.
They will then search for the equations that reach that sum. I always encourage my students to say the numbers out loud as they find the matching cards.
To save on ink, these puzzles are also offered in black and white. Students can color the kites themselves as they come up with the answers to the puzzles!
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
Once they connect their kite picture with their corresponding equations, they can then choose another kite and continue adding until all the cards are gone or their time is up.
If you have younger students or students struggling with this concept that might be overwhelmed with all the pieces at one time, you can differentiate this activity and give them only one puzzle per sum at a time. Once they master the equations you gave them, you can slowly add in more pieces.
You can also give them manipulatives so they can make a pile of the first addend, a pile of the second addend and then count them all together.
For more advanced students you can have them see how fast they can match the puzzles and then have them write other addition sentences that also would match the sum.
Want More Math Ideas?
If you want to implement literacy across your classroom with all the stations and centers and activities created for you be sure to check out our Ice Cream Literacy and Math Centers. With over 50 printables this will make planning your literacy centers so much easier.
Download Your Kite Addition Puzzles Printable Below!
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Have lots of fun with your little learners as you practice Kite Addition in your classroom.