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Robot Kindergarten Math Activities: Tens Frame Counting Game

Robots, what can I say besides the fact that J seems to have taken a liking to them.  She has already used my broom and put a hat on it and said that is a cleaning robot. Courtesy of this new fascination and wanting to further expose her to a tens frame, I created a fun robot kindergarten math game that includes a tens frame.

Our Robot Kindergarten Math Tens Frame Counting game was a huge success


Did you know that a tens frame can be used to help young minds count, add, subtract and even understand place value? Counting with a tens frame is just a tool to help J work on her counting skills.

Not just counting to 10 or 20 but to also count on (counting forward with a number other than 1) as well. I recently learned all of this while we are working through her Math curricula BJU Math K5 so no worries if you are learning this now.


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To do this simple and yet fun kindergarten math activity all you need are the following:

 Neenah Premium Cardstock, 96 Brightness, 65 lb, Letter, Bright White, 250 Sheets per Pack (91904) HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Wireless Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready – black (M9L74A) Transparent Color Counting Chips, Set of 250 ROBOT ERASER (2 DOZEN) – BULK

Once you have printed everything, simply cut out the cards and place them all in a deck on one side of the board game.

Our Robot Kindergarten Math Activities- Tens Frame Counting game was a huge success

  1. Allow your child to pick one card and place it in the white circle and place the correct number of robots in each frame. You can also use transparent counters or robot erasers.
  2. If the card is read correctly (the number is said correctly and the correct amount of robots are places in the tens frame) then it can be placed face down on the green circle.
  3. If your child is having difficulty with a particular number, place it on the red circle and work on those once all the other cards are in the green circle.

See, I told you it was simple and fun.


Looking for some more fun counting activities for your kids? Then try a few of these:

You can also see some more fun tens frame activities such as subtraction at Life Over C’s

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