Do you have students who need more practice to develop fluency with the basic addition facts? Have you taught them at least two or three fact strategies?
If so, this free and versatile Roll-a-Rabbit activity can help you meet their needs as you hop along into spring. What kindergarten, first, or second-grade student will be able to resist rolling a die and coloring this adorable rabbit!
What makes this resource for practicing the addition facts so versatile?
For starters, you can select just the addition facts to match the strategies you have taught your students. Once you’ve covered the Add 0 and Count Up/ On strategies, you should have enough fact cards to start rolling!
Are you still working on concept development? Then, give your students counters to show the facts.
Use the 72 addition fact cards with your favorite activities and games. Likewise, substitute any set of flashcards (letters, numbers, words, etc.) for the addition fact cards. The possibilities are limitless!
Make this activity one of your math stations or try it as part of your small group instruction. You’ll find it’s perfect for partners or a small group.
- one black/ white direction card for each small group of students
- a half-page or full-page black/ white rabbit for each student to color
- one set of basic addition fact cards (color or black/ white) for each small group
- a die for each small group
Get It Ready
Print the direction and basic addition fact cards. For durability, use card stock and laminate.
There are two sets of directions on a page. Cut the page in half. For the fact cards, trim around the outer edges. Then, cut into cards.
Make copies of a rabbit for each student.
Get ‘Em Engaged
Stack the addition fact cards or place them in an appealing container.
Draw a card. Add the fact. If you add correctly, roll the die.
Look at the direction card. Find the number you rolled. Color the corresponding part of your rabbit.
If you already colored that part of your rabbit, you lose your turn. Color only one ear, arm, or leg per roll.
Take turns. Shuffle the cards to reuse, as needed. Who can be the first to finish coloring their rabbit?
Decide ahead of time if students lose their turn if they add a fact incorrectly or draw another card. They can also continue drawing cards and adding facts until everyone’s rabbit is colored.
Click on the highlighted words, Roll-a-Rabbit Addition Facts, to download this free resource. I’d love to hear, in the comments below, how you use this activity.
Looking For More Resources to Teach Addition Facts?
Click on the links below to discover additional ideas and resources, And yes, you’ll find some freebies!
- Addition Fact Resources available in my TpT store
- Why Teaching Addition Fact Strategies is Important
- How to Transition From Counting All to Counting On
- How to Double the Fun With Gingerbread Addition
- A Fun and Easy Way to Remember the Make Ten Facts
- 2 Helpful Ways for Teaching How to Add 9
- How to Easily Teach the Add 8 Rule
- What is the Best Way to Teach Monkey in the Middle?
- Toss It! How to Actively Engage Your Students
Looking For More Spring-Themed Resources?
Check out my newly updated open-ended product, Rows of Carrots, for sequencing numbers 0-120 in various ways. Provide individualized practice and review for your kindergarten, first, and second-grade math students with this flexible, spring-themed resource.
Use it for ordering sets of 5 consecutive or non-consecutive numbers and for counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, or any multiple.
This resource also has a second set of ready to use, easy prep black/ white carrots with a variety of sequences, mixed-up within each set of five numbers (consecutive numbers 0-10, 0-20, within a decade 21-120, across a decade 21-120; and non-consecutive numbers 0-10, 11-20, 0-20, within a decade 21-120, and 11-120). This set is ideal for a color, cut, and glue activity.
Find 4 Terrific Carrot Themed Math and Literacy Activities in this blog post. Stop by my Teachers Pay Teachers store to see all my spring and Easter resources.
Keep on hopping! June will be here soon!
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