Watermelon Addition Matching

There are so many fun ways to work on addition and I love changing it up for each season!

Plus it is fun to change how we work on the addition as well.

Today I have a fun matching activity with addition and watermelons. It is a fun free watermelon addition matching game.

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

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

You can have fun by changing up how you work on an activity. By changing the addition to a fun matching game you change how kids learn. I love having hands-on printables when I can.

This set focuses on how to add and that different numbers can add up to the same number.

There are 10 watermelon slices. They each have a number on them from 1 to 10. I recommending printing these on cardstock and laminating them.

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

There are two seed cards with addition equations that match each watermelon. That is 20 seeds in total. I also recommend that these be printed on cardstock at cardstock and laminated.

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

There is also a recording sheet that has numbers 1 to 10 for kids to fill out the answers from the seeds. You can see more about it in action in the post below

Things to use with these printables

Ways to use these pritnables

There are several ways you can use these watermelon matching printables. And I want to show you a few ways.

You can match the cards any way you want but it is fun to do it in different ways. I like to split the numbers up into groups 1 to 5 or 6 to 10. This can be depending on the level your student or child is learning.

One way to do the matching is to line up the watermelons at the top and then match the seed cards below.

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

Another way to do this is to match the seed cards on the watermelon.

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

You can use the melon cards for counting. If you are trying to do the matching but it is not working. Then switch it up and use the watermelon cards for counting. They can count out the rocks that match the number.

Then have them make two different groups of the rocks. And see that those different groups still add up to the number.

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

Now if you want to do the idea above but want to add more it then grab the Number Bond Mats: Addition. You can put the watermelon in the middle and do the different groups in the number bonds. This allows kids to write the equations as well. We used rocks for the counting and a dry erase marker on the equation part.

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

There is also a recording sheet with this printable. It has space for the two equations

Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

Another idea not shown is that you could play a matching game with the seeds. You can match the two equations that add up to the same number.


What you will find in the Free Watermelon Addition Matching

  • Watermelon Cards with numbers 1 to 10
  • Seed cards with two equations cards for each number
  • Recording sheet with space for all 20 cards to be recorded.
  • 5 pages of printables
Free Watermelon Addition Matching - with 10 watermelon cards and matching seed cards with addition equations on them - 3Dinosaurs.com  #3dinosaurs #kindergarten #firstgrade #math #addition #freeprintable

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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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