Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10

Kids start working on counting and numbers at an early age. And you can use ten frames as a base for counting and working up to math.

I love the ten frame cards because they are a flexible math tool that you can use to help kids learn in a fun way. Plus these shark ten frame cards are great for the summer and kids that love the ocean.

I always get asked for more ten frames cards and they are always fun to make.

This print is part of our fun Shark Week.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is a great addition to the ocean printables on the site.

What is a ten frame?

A ten frame is 2 by 5 rectangle box that is used to add up to ten. You can find a number equal to or less than ten with them.

And when you use ten frame cards. It gives you a number between 1 to 10 for kids to fill in that number.

The shark ten frames come with numbers 1 to 10 for kids to fill on the ten frames.

There are ten frame cards that are blank and have the number. You can see an example below. I recommend printing on cardstock and laminating the cards. It helps them last longer.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

The second set of cards have the ten frame filled out. They have shark fins that match the number on the card. These cards are great for kids that are just starting to use ten frames.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things to use with the Shark Ten Frame Printables

These are some of the items we have used with the ten frame cards and some to help prepare the printable.


Ways to use the Shark Ten Frame Cards

If you are just starting out with ten frames one way I like to use them is to cover the ten frames that have the shark fins with clear glass gems. This works on one to one correspondence. You cover just the fins on the cards with the gems. I like the glass gems because you can see the fins underneath.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

For the ten frame cards that don’t have shark fins you can use hands-on items to fill the cards out. I like the unifix cubes for this. We reuse the unfix cubes a lot. Plus they come in sets of tens that works great for the ten cards.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also use mini erasers on them. We find loads of seasonal ones at Target. We got these shark erasers there. You can have loads of fun using them.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you want to start using the ten frame cards to work on addition you can do it two easy ways with clear glass gems and unfix cubes.

You can use the glass gems on the cards with the shark frames. You can use clear glass gems and light blue glass gems. You can see how we used the two glass gems to cover the ten frame card. And you can talk about how five plus five equals ten.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you have used the ten frame cards for addition below you can give them a blank ten frame and have them fill it out with two different colors of unifix cubes. I like to give them the same number of the cubes that matches the cards. This cards is an eight so they have eight of each color.

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for some additional shark number activities then check out the Shark Number Find. It is a great addition to these printables.

Shark Themed Number Find - easy to use no-prep printable numbers 0 to 20  with number digit and number word options - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in the Shark Number Find

Number digits and number words for kids to work on. You can trace the number or word and then dot them on the shark fin!

Shark Themed Number Find - easy to use no-prep printable numbers 0 to 20 $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • Number 0 to 20 in digit and word options
  • Tracing section for each number
  • Several numbers to dot on the shark fin
  • $3.50 for all 43 pages of printables

If you want to check out a free sample of this you can go here to check out a sample of the pages.

What you will find in the Free Shark Ten Frame Cards

  • Numbers 1 to 10
  • Ten Frame without picture
  • Ten Frame with shark fins
  • 10 shark fins to use with ten frames
Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out there other Shark Activities

Shark Shape Matching Puzzles

Easy No-Prep Shark Shape Find

Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable

Easy No-Prep Shark ABC Letter Find

Mini Shark Pack For Tot, PreK & Kindergarten

Shark Water Bead Sensory Bin

Shark Fin CVC Words Break the Code

Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable


Be sure to check out all five printable from Shark Week!

5 Days of Chomping Fun with A Shark Week! - Fun with math, language and other printables with a shark theme - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out all the fun Ocean & Beach Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

Ocean & Beach Activities & printables for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Free Hands-On Learning With Shark Ten Frames 1 to 10 - Fun ten frame cards that come with numbers filled out and blank for kids to fill out in a great shark theme for a shark theme day - 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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