Addition math centers can make learning addition fun. And having seasonal changes can help some kids learn better.
The free pumpkin addition sorting is a great way to have a small math center for the fall.
You can work on addition seeing that different equations might add up to the same number.
The free Pumpkin Addition Sorting is part of the 20 Free printables for October.
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What is an Addition Sorting Mat?
An addition sorting mat is a mat that you use with kids to sort addition cards to the answer on the card.
This pumpkin addition sorting mat works on addition adding up to 5, 6 and 7. So you will find an addition sorting mat plus addition flashcards to sort to the mat.
You can see the pumpkin addition sorting mat. If you use this a lot print it on cardstock to help it last longer.
You have five pumpkins for each number to sort to the pumpkin addition mat. You can see nine of the addition cares below. These pumpkin addition flashcards are best printed on cardstock so that they can handle the sorting activity.
You also have an addition recording worksheet. You can use it to record the addition on the pumpkins. This is a great way to see if they got them all right.
Things to use with the Free Pumpkin Addition Sorting Printable
- white cardstock
- laminating pouches
- acrylic pumpkins
- 1 inch ring
- fine line markers
Ways to Use the Free Pumpkin Addition Sorting Printable
You are going to see a few different ways to set up and use the pumpkin sorting mat and pumpkin addition cards.
Setting Up ThePumpkin Addition Sorting Printable
You can set this up super easily. Don’t make it be complicated. You can see the addition sorting mat and the cards on the side.
You can use the addition recording mat or not.
Sort the Addition Pumpkins to the Correct Number
So after you have it set up you sort the addition pumpkins to the mat. You can sort all 5 pumpkins or start with less pumpkins.
If you are working one on one with a child you can give them a number and have them tell you the what you are adding and what number it adds up to.
Match Pumpkins That Add Up To the Same Number
You can make the pumpkins a mini matching activity. You can pick two pumpkins for each number and have them match those.
If they are older have them match two sets of pumpkins for each number. It is a great way to work on addition.
Addition Center with Pumpkin Addition Cards & Recording Sheet
Now if you don’t want to do the addition sorting activity, you can just use the pumpkin cards with the recording sheet.
You can keep the pumpkin loose as I have them below or you can put them on a ring. They go through the addition pumpkins and record their answers on the sheet.
Hands-on Additon With Pumpkins
Now if you want to do a hands-on activity then matching items to the equation is a great way to do this. You give them 7 acrylic pumpkins or other small items.
They use the pumpkins to make the equation. So we have a group of 1 and a group of 4 to match the equation.
Looking for more Pumpkin Addition?
I also get asked if there is more math for kids to do. And you can check out the No-Prep Pumpkin Themed Math Printables Addition & Subtraction. It has 30 days of no-prep math that kids can do!
What in the No-Prep Pumpkin Themed Math Printables Addition & Subtraction
It is a collection of 30 pages on no-prep activities for addition and subtraction. It also includes great math center activities of roll and graph and a math fact sheet.
What you will find in the No-Prep Pumpkin Themed Math Printables Addition & Subtraction:
- 30 pages of no-prep printables for addition and subtraction
- Pumpkin Themed Math Fact Review Page
- Roll & Graph Addition for 1 to 6 and 1 to 10
- Spinner to use with Roll & Graph and math fact page
- Price: $4
You can check out a sample of the pages here.
What you will find in the Free Free Pumpkin Addition Sorting
- Pumpkin addition theme
- Addition Sorting Mat for 5, 6, 7
- 15 Addition pumpkins to sort
- Addition recording sheet
Check out these other Pumpkin Math Printables
Pumpkin Themed Greater Than Less Than Clip Cards work on numbers 0 to 10.
Pumpkin Spin & Write Place Value – This lets you working place value from several different levels. You can start with two place value and work up to 10 types of place value.
Pumpkin Skip Counting by 4 Puzzles are super fun hands-on puzzles for working on skip counting by 4. An easy to use skip counting puzzle.
Measure the Pumpkin Printable is a great hands-on math activity for kids with 6 pumpkins to measure and then record
Check out all the fun Pumpkin Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.
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