Lessons and Activities

Pete the Cat – Ten Frame Game

Welcome back Excellent Educators!  I hope you and your students enjoyed the first post this month with the Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons retelling cards.  As promised, I have another Pete the Cat extension activity for you this week. Since I’ve given you a literacy extension activity, I felt the need to also give you one for math. This extension activity is a Pete the Cat ten frame game called Count and Compare.

This game can be played solo, with a partner or with a small group.  Each player will need their own ten frame mat, a sorting mat, a set of 2 or 4 different colored buttons (colors needed will depend on the mat), a pencil and a paper clip.  A dry erase marker is optional for students who are ready to write numerals to match quantities.

The goal of the game is to fill up the ten frame with buttons by using the button spinner to choose the colors.

Once the ten frame is filled, the player will then sort their buttons onto the sorting mat and make comparisons about which color had the most, which had the least and which colors had the same amount.

To differentiate for students who are ready, challenge them to write the number for how many of each colored button in the box.

This mat is one of 5 different mats.  There are mats that use 2 colors and mats that use 4 colors.

Want this mat? It’s FREE for all EE Insiders who subscribe by December 31, 2017! Insiders will get an email delivered right to their inbox, to download and start using right away!

If you are not an EE Insider 😧 and you don’t want the EE perks, you can also find these mats in my TPT store. Take me to the store.

Georgia Pre-K teachers, I know that you are trying to wrap up your assessment for the year, so I linked the assessment indicators for you to save you some time. This activity will allow you to assess at least 3 math indicators.  MT A2 will be assessed by asking questions as the children play this game to see how many more they will need to fill up their frame. MT B1 will be assessed by counting how many of each color button is on their sorting mat and MT B2 will be assessed by children being able to determine which color had more, less or the same number. I created a matrix for you to download, so there is one less thing for you to do!

Count and Compare Matrix

I am sure this game will be lots of fun for your students but I’d love to hear about it and see pictures! It always makes my day to see learning in action! Here’s my email for pictures. connect@theexcellenteducator.com

Happy Teaching!