Tree Shape Matching Cards

I love that in the spring the tree all come out with new leaves! We go from bare trees to trees with fun colors of green.

I wanted to have something fun to add to our Tree Shape Tracing activity. So I made some fun tree shape matching cards for kids to play with.

Free Tree Shape Matching Cards - 12 shape matching cards for kids to use with tree made from shapes - 3Dinosaurs.com

These matching cards are great for Earth Day or Arbor Day!

Each of the matching cards has one tree with a shape at the top and the matching shape word. You will find the following shapes: circle, square, rectangle, oval, diamond, triangle, star, heart, crescent, hexagon, pentagon, and octagon.

I recommend printing the cards on cardstock and laminating. This will help them last longer.

Free Tree Shape Matching Cards - 12 shape matching cards for kids to use with tree made from shapes - 3Dinosaurs.com

How to use these cards

These cards match a great matching center for kids. You start by giving them a few cards to match at first for kids that are just starting to learn to match the picture tot he written word.

Free Tree Shape Matching Cards - 12 shape matching cards for kids to use with tree made from shapes - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also give them all the cards set out. I like to put the words in a pile and have them go down the pile and match the words.

Free Tree Shape Matching Cards - 12 shape matching cards for kids to use with tree made from shapes - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is what all the card matched up look like. You can see how fun all 12 of the cards are for kids to match. Plus the trees are just cute.

Free Tree Shape Matching Cards - 12 shape matching cards for kids to use with tree made from shapes - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for more shape activities with trees check out the Tree Shape Find! Each page has shape tracing and tree matching activity. We love using the dot marker on these printables. Plus you can change up the color for the changes in the seasons.

Free Tree Shape Matching Cards - 12 shape matching cards for kids to use with tree made from shapes - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in the Tree Shape Find

You have 12 different shapes to work on. They have the shape name and the shape to trace and then dot or color on the tree shapes.

Tree Themed Shape Find: shape and shape word with tracing $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • 12 shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, rhombus/diamond, oval, heart, star, crescent, hexagon, octagon.
  • Tracing section for each shape and shape word
  • $3.00 for all 26 pages of printables

What you will find in the free Tree Shape Matching Cards

  • 2 piece matching cards
  • Shapes: circle, square, rectangle, oval, diamond, triangle, star, heart, crescent, hexagon, pentagon, and octagon.
  • 4 pages of printables
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Check out all the Earth Day Activities and Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

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Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats

There are some math concepts that are always hard to learn. Fractions can be one of them. There are so many different ways to look and use fractions.

I wanted to create something that would help kids learn their fractions and help with the struggle at the start. I made these fraction help mats.

Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com

These mats are a great way to look at the number line of the fraction and see how it works in different layouts. I love using hands-on activities when I can.

Each of the mats has a fraction at the top, a horizontal fraction, a number line and recording area. It gives kids loads of ways to work on the fractions.

Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com

There are 8 mats in all. I have printed out off on colored card stock. Then I put them in sheet protectors back to back. This allows me to put them in our math help binder. The mats have the following fractions: 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.

You can see the maths below. I printed them on colored cardstock and put them in sheet protects back to back. We store these in our math help binder.

Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com
Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we used these mats

We have used these mats with some of the printables on the site. The most recent has been the fraction matching. The cards have repeat addition on them so it makes it great to see you build the fraction and match it on the number line. You can see how we used the card on the number line to add the fractions up. Then we filled out the visual fractions with erasers to make the equation.

Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can use the mats to add two fractions together that have the same denominator. You can see we took two fractions cards and added them together. We got the fraction cards from the Comparing Stormtrooper Fractions printable.

Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also use these cards to figure out fractions. You can count the spots and get the matching mat. Then use the number line to see what the fraction is.

Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the free Fraction Help Mats

  • 8 Fraction Help Mats
  • Fractions for: 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2
  • Two fraction examples to color in
  • Number line from 0 to 1 with fractions marked off
Free Fraction Help Mats - 8 pages of fractions to help kids learn with 2 image types and a number line - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Recycling Earth Day Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat

Math is always a struggle for some kids and I know that hands-on activities some times go better than worksheets. I have always loved matching cards. There are so many ways to use cards.

Today I have a fraction matching cards with an Earth Day theme. The recycling Earth Day Fraction matching cards are a fun way to do repeat addition with fractions and matching to the correct picture.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

This printable is a great addition to the Earth Day Printables on the site.

There are two types of cards. They match up with the repeat addition fractions and a matching fraction picture. I recommend printing on cardstock and laminating the cards to help them last longer.

You can see the repeat addition cards here. Each has one type of fraction that kids add together on a recycle bin.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

The second type of card has a matching fraction in pictures. Each of the pictures has items that you can recycle like paper, plastic, and glass items.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we used these cards

I like to start off with a small set of cards. I often set them up with just a few cards to work work. I started this time with 4 cards. I placed them face up so that they can easily match the cards.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

After they match the cards you can see the repeat addition matches the spots on the picture of the fraction.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

Fraction Help Mats

Now if they are struggling with this and need extra help. I made some new Fraction Help mats! There are 8 mats to help kids learn more about fractions. I printed these on color cardstock.

I keep the fraction help mats in sheet protectors in a math help binder. I pulled them out to use with these cards. They have two mats in each sheet protector.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can have them pull on the fraction help mat that works best for the fraction they are doing. You can see below how we used the mat with one of the matching cards. You can see the three places the match the fraction and the number line for the fraction below. I used a dry erase marker on the number line and recording the fraction.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards

  • Recycle bin fraction adding card and fraction filled out card
  • 8 fractions to match
  • 4 matching cards per page
  • 2 pages of printables
Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards - 8 matching cards with repeat addition for fractions and a filled out fraction to match - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in the free Fraction Help Mats

  • 8 Fraction Help Mats
  • Fractions for: 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
  • Two fraction examples to color in
  • Number line from 0 to 1 with fractions marked off
Free Fraction Help Mats - * pages of fractions to help kids learn with 2 image types and a number line - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out all the Earth Day Activities and Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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