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Apple Ten Frames

Fall is the perfect time of year for an apple theme! We're offering this free printable hands on math activity for kids to learn about ten frames.

This free math printable is the perfect hands on activity for kids if you teach an apple theme!

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A ten frame is a visual math tool used to help children visualize numbers. We used green and red apples to demonstrate combinations with a sum of ten.

Invite children to cut the apples out themselves to sneak in extra fine motor practice! Print on card stock for extra stability as kids cut with safety scissors. You'll also want to laminate these for repeated use. 

Challenge your kids to make sets of ten with the red and green apples. Model how to sort the red and green apples together. 

There are several ways to adapt this activity for all ages and academic ability levels:

- Put a number of red apples on the ten frame. Ask children to count how many more green apples we need to make ten.

- Ask kids how they can make ten with an equal amount of red and green apples.

- Write addition sentences to represent the sums of ten you are creating together.

You can print your own Apple Ten Frames Activity here! Be sure to subscribe to our weekly email newsletters to get access to all of our free printables.

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