Add this lion ten frames printable to your collection of math activities for preschoolers! Your students can use the 10-frames to practice a variety of important early math skills.
Pair the lion ten frames with your favorite math manipulatives or even some lion toys. Or turn them into a game to get the kids even more engaged and excited about math!
Be sure to check out the rest of my free preschool printables when you’re done here. And don’t forget to get your own copy of the lion 10-frames at the bottom of this post.
Related: Mini Erasers
I have to admit something. These printable lion ten frames were totally inspired by the lion erasers I found! Young children get such a kick out of mini erasers, so I knew a math activity built around them would be engaging.
Lion Ten Frames Printable
Do you enjoy using 10-frames with your students? They’re incredibly helpful at showing children the patterns number amounts can fall into. Using ten frames like these can help kids train their brains to quickly identify the number of objects in a small group. This is referred to as subitizing.
How to Prep the Lion 10-Frames
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First, grab a few simple materials:
- Lion ten frames printable (get them at the bottom of this post)
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Lion erasers (optional)
- Math manipulatives
- Dry erase pockets
Then it’s time to prep the lion ten frames:
- Open the document on your computer.
- Cut into individual 10-frames if desired.
- Laminate or place in dry erase pockets.
And that’s it! I love it when printables are super easy to prep for an activity, what about you?
How to Use the Printable Ten Frames
Once everything is ready to go, it’s time to call the kids over. If they’ve never used ten frames, be sure to explain what they are:
Ten frames are a group of ten boxes that help you learn more about counting and numbers. You’re going to be number detectives and put the correct number of lions on each ten frame.
Then be sure to model how to use the lion ten frames printable:
- Choose one of the ten frames.
- Point to the number and identify it.
- Place the appropriate number of manipulatives on the ten frame, counting as you do so. Be sure to move from top to bottom, left to right.
- Go back and count each manipulative, touching each once along the way.
Depending on the needs of your students, you might want to have them help you with another ten frame. Then let the children choose one of the numbers to work on. You can assist as needed.
Once the kids know how to use the lion ten frames printable, you can place it in your math center for independent practice.
Other Ideas for the Printable
In addition to using the lion ten frames printable in the more “traditional” manner, you can change things up a bit. Here are a few more ideas to try:
- Let the kids mark off the appropriate number of boxes using dry erase markers.
- Explore making 10 – kids can use one color of manipulative for the number on the ten frame, and a second color for the remainder.
- Make it into a dice game. Kids roll a die and add the appropriate number of manipulatives to the 10-fram until it’s filled.
How would you use the lion ten frames with your students?
More Lion Preschool Activities
If your students enjoy the lion ten frames printable, be sure to check out even more lion-themed activities:
- Lion and Lamb Puppets
- Feed the Lion Number Game
- Lion and Lamb Self Regulation Activity
- Salad Spinner Lion Craft
- Lion Mask
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Free Printable Lion 10-Frames
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