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Five Little Ducks Addition Activity

This Five Little Ducks Addition Activity is a hands-on way for your children to practice adding to 10 after reading the book, Five Little Ducks. Book activities like this one are always a fun way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to learn!


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Five Little Ducks Addition Activity:

Book-inspired activities are a great way to add more to your storytime and extend your children’s learning. 


Not only will your preschoolers and kindergarteners be working on literacy skills such as listening comprehension, but they will also practice math concepts.


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What Are The Benefits Of Hands-On Learning?

Hands-on learning is especially important in math. In activities like this one, your kids can use counting manipulatives to visually see the addition problem.


Having something to touch as they solve the problem will help your children to count on find the answer too. 


Getting Ready To Use The Five Little Ducks Addition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Pond Addition Mat
  • Duck Themed Die
  • 10 Duck Cards


What Else Is Needed:

  • Five Little Ducks
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Plastic Ducks (optional)


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To get this addition activity ready for your kids, click on the button below and fill out the form. After receiving the email, click on the button to download and print the printables.


I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. 


Next. laminate the mat or place it in a dry erase pocket, so your kids can reuse this activity over and over.


To prepare the die, cut it out, fold the tabs, and glue or tape it together to create a cube.


For the ducks, your kids can also use the ducks that are included. All you need to do is laminate the printable and cut them out. Your children can also use plastic ducks. 


How To Use The Five Little Ducks Addition Activity:

After reading the book Five Little Ducks, your kids will roll a die and count the number of ducks from zero to five. Next, they will count that number of ducks and put them on the pond. Your children will then write that number in the first box.


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Next, your kids will roll the die again and count the number of ducks. Next, they will count that number of ducks and place them on the pond. Your children will then write the number in the second box.


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Finally, your young learners will add the two numbers together and write the sum in the third box.


Book-Inspired Addition Activity


This Five Little Ducks Addition Activity is a fun, book-inspired activity that will help your kids add to 10 after reading Five Little Ducks.


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Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this addition activity for later? Pin this to your elementary math board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!


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