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Polar Bear Paw Arrays

We love polar animals! We used our favorite, the polar bear, to introduce multiplication in a hands on and engaging way. We also ended up with a bit of process art, too!

A fun, hands on way to introduce multiplication with polar bears!

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Our daughter and I discussed how many feet each polar bear has. We actually put our polar bear figures into white paint to stamp their tracks onto blue paper. 

Each time we added one more polar bear stamp we changed out multiplication sentences to calculate how many paw prints were left total.

I was so excited with how focused our daughter was on this new (to her) math concept that day all because it was presented in a hands on creative way!

Stamping with the polar bears was also great fine motor work for her! She needs extra hand strengthening skills throughout the day.

We love process art so, of course, I let her paint with the bears when our math lesson was complete. 

She also had fun washing the bears off in the sink of warm soapy water as she took the opportunity to pretend it was a small polar world for her animals!

The Early Elementary Team has several hands on and educational polar animal themed learning activities for your children!

More Polar Animal Ideas from the Early Elementary Team:

Penguin Addition to 100 with Hundreds Chart from Life Over C's

Polar Animals Facts Game from In the Playroom

How Do Penguins Stay Dry? from Raising Little Superheroes

Polar Bear Food Chains from Rainy Day Mum

Polar Bear Place Value Math Games from Sugar Aunts

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Arctic Animals Sight Words Game from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Polar Ani mals True or False? from Sallie Borrink - Living and Learning Outside the Box

Polar Animal Pattern Activity for First Grade from Look! We’re Learning!

Penguin Art Project from Preschool Powol Packets

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  1. This looks like such a fun way to learn arrays!

  2. LOVE this idea! What a great way to make math fun and interactive for hands on learners!

  3. LOVE this idea! The 4's have always been a bit of a random group to multiply with, but this makes it perfectly visual!