This Dino Ten Frame is super easy to make, fun and exciting!
Wait, but what’s a ten frame?
A ten frame is a way (an easy method) to teach toddlers and preschoolers about numbers and number sense. It’s helps them count and visually see the quantity for each number. It also exercises and improves cognitive skills, fine, small and gross motor skills depending on the size of your frames.
Ten frames make learning a ton of fun!
You can literally use anything for ten frames; buttons, pom-poms, legos, duplos, blocks, play-dough, cheerios, pouch lids, mini erasers, the list can go on and on. I’ve even seen some use magnetic tiles! How fun!
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Materials For Dino Ten frame:
- Toy dinosaurs
- White cardstock
- Permanent marker
- Number manipulatives or cards
- Set-up is super easy. Make 10 equal frames using the ruler and permanent marker. That’s it!
- Prep the dinosaurs and number manipulatives.
Let the child pick a number and fill as many frames with dinos, one per frame.
If using number cards: shuffle the number cards and flip upside down. Let the child flip over one card to reveal a number and fill the frames.
What is my child learning and improving?
- Numbers (number sense, visually seeing the amount of dinosaurs for each number)
- Small/fine motor skills (using fingers to grasp the dinosaurs and place into each square)
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