Ten Frame Game More and Less

Preview: This ten frame game to practice more and less is perfect to work on number sense in kindergarten. Ideal for working on subitizing and introduction to addition and subtraction.

Working with ten frames and learning to subitize is a critical skill for building number sense in preschool and kindergarten. My daughter's class has been working on this throughout the year, but they recently started asking the questions, "What would 2 more be?" and "What would 2 less be?" 

To help her work on this skill, I made this Bug Themed Ten Frame Game More and Less. It works on two more and two less for numbers 1-20, but it also has the option to write in any number for the more and less part so you can adapt it to the needs of your students. This was perfect after reading some of our new favorite bug books this week.
This ten frame game to practice more and less is perfect to work on number sense in kindergarten. Ideal for working on subitizing and introduction to addition and subtraction.

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Setting up the Ten Frame Games

Supplies Needed:

Bug Ten Frame Cards (free download below)
Game Board (free download below)

Slide game boards into the page protectors or laminate them. Cut apart the ten frame cards (there are multiple cards for each number 1-20). You can laminate these for durability if you want.
This ten frame game to practice more and less is perfect to work on number sense in kindergarten. Ideal for working on subitizing and introduction to addition and subtraction.

To Play the Ten Frame Games

To play, pick a ten frame card and set it in the rectangle in the middle. Figure out the number that is represented on the ten frame. Then determine what two more would be. Write that number in the right column with the dry erase marker.

Then figure out what two less would be and write that number in the left column. Pick another ten frame card and repeat the process. Once the game board is full, remove the ten frame cards and erase the numbers written on it and play again. Continue until you've gone through the deck of cards.
This ten frame game to practice more and less is perfect to work on number sense in kindergarten. Ideal for working on subitizing and introduction to addition and subtraction.
Because some students are beyond numbers 1-10, I also made ten frame cards that go up to 20. These were more of a challenge to my daughter as we worked through the teen numbers. They have really been working on numbers 1-10 at school, so those come very automatically to her after she looks at the ten frame. Numbers 11-20 took a little longer for her to figure out. This would be a great game to differentiate for your students. Students that are ready for more of a challenge can work on the higher cards, and students that still need the 1-10 practice can use those cards.
This ten frame game to practice more and less is perfect to work on number sense in kindergarten. Ideal for working on subitizing and introduction to addition and subtraction.
I also created a version of the game board that doesn't have the number 2 at the top. Now you can write any number at the top depending on your students' ability levels.

We practiced with one more, one less. We played the game the exact same way - picked out a ten frame card, set it in the middle, figured out what one more would be, wrote it down, figured out what one less would be, wrote it down.
This ten frame game to practice more and less is perfect to work on number sense in kindergarten. Ideal for working on subitizing and introduction to addition and subtraction.
I've made this game a freebie for you! Keep reading to grab your free download at the bottom of this post. 

Looking for some other bug themed ideas and freebies? Check out this awesome collection of buggy ideas.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Ladybug Life Cycle Wheel // The STEM Laboratory
Bug Subtraction Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Ladybug Editable Sight Word Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Ladybug One More One Less Activity // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Bug Jar Addition and Subtraction Mats // Fun Learning for Kids
Counting Ants Math Game // Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
Insect Theme Prewriting Practice // Stay at Home Educator
I Spy Bugs Sensory Bin // Teach Me Mommy
Bug Counting Clip Cards // Playdough to Plato
Ladybug Counting Cards 1-20 // Powerful Mothering
Homemade Butterfly Playdough Kit // Sugar Spice and Glitter
CVC Bug Matching Game // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Bug Story Problems // Recipe for Teaching
Bugs: How Many Syllables? // Liz's Early Learning Spot
Bug Theme Bingo Cards // Schooling a Monkey
Ten Frame Game More and Less // Sara J Creations
Buggy Partner Cards // Simplified Classroom

Interested in grabbing my Bug Themed Ten Frame Game to Practice More and Less? Just click the "click to download" button below, enter your information and it will be emailed directly to you.

2 comments

  1. I love how versatile this looks - I'm excited to try using it :)

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  2. Great idea. I cant wait to try it! Thank you

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