Puzzles are a fun way to get children hands-on with their learning, they are reusable and don’t usually take a lot of space to use and to store.
Where you have to match things then simple puzzles are a great way to get the children visualising and connecting.
So why not have a go at these Easter Number Activities for Kids with our Number Bond Egg and Chick Puzzles.
These Egg and Chick Number Bonds to 10 puzzles that we’re sharing in collaborating with Mrs Mactivity are ideal for some Easter or Spring Themed Number Bond practice find more Easter Resources that you can subscribe to download over on her site.
Materials Needed for your Egg and Chick Number Bonds to 10 Printable Puzzles
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Prep Needed for your Number Bond Puzzles
Print out your Hatching Number Bond Eggs.
Cut out the eggs on the dashed line.
Then follow the dashed line to separate the egg and the chick.
If you print them out on white card your children may want to colour in the chicks and the eggs before they start to play.
Count out 10 of the little chicks this will be the counters to help your child in the early stages of learning their number bonds to figure out the answers.
Playing your Easter Number Bond Puzzle Game
Lay the eggs and chicks out mixed up.
Ask your child to pick an egg.
Lay out the chicks in 2 rows of 5.
Read the number aloud on the egg and then remove that number of chicks from your collection of 10.
Now count out loud with your child the remaining chicks.
Find the matching chick to complete you number puzzle.
Return the chicks to the set of 10 and continue playing – it’s an important point that with young children get them to work on 1+9=10 and 9+1=10 as initially they won’t understand that this is the same thing. Using the chicks counters makes it easy for children to see, do and remember these facts more than if they are taught to remember them by rote.
More Easter & Egg and Chick Activities for Kids
This quick and Easy Egg and Chick Maths Game is perfect for using your chick counters with – check out the different ways that we recommend using it in the post.
Another fun game to play to work on numbers is this Race to 100 Easter themed hundred chart game for kids.
Have some fun with our Easter Shape Maze printables that come complete with answers too!
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