Here’s a fun hands-on addition activity that is perfect for fall. Use real pumpkin seeds to explore number bonds. Simply put, the term number bonds refers to different ways to create the same sum. For example, you can make 10 by adding 3 and 7, or 6 and 4.
This activity is perfect for kids who are beginning to explore the concept of addition. The printable mats have two numbers each, and there are a total of 4 mats covering the numbers 5 – 12. I figured that the numbers smaller than 5 didn’t really need their own mat as kids can easily visualize how to add to 2 and 3, etc.
I laminated our mats so that we can write in dry erase marker and wipe them clean.
My kindergartner approved! He is so happy to be learning big kid stuff, like addition.
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CLICK HERE: Pumpkin Number Bond Mats