Easter Addition and Subtraction Mats

Grab these free Easter addition and subtraction mats for fun, hands-on practice with important math skills! They are perfect for spring math centers.

Free printable Easter addition and subtraction activity mats for kids to practice math skills.

Easter Addition & Subtraction Mats

The easiest way to help students with their addition and subtraction skills is to provide them with multiple ways to practice. Hands-on activities will keep them engaged and excited to learn these skills.

These Easter addition and subtraction mats are the perfect way to engage the kids in hands-on practice with addition and subtraction this Easter.

With two versions included, students will be engaged by the variety of choices and you will be able to easily differentiate.

Additionally, these mats are simple to use! Students roll dice, use manipulatives to model the problem, add or subtract the numbers and write a number sentence to match. They’re perfect in write and wipe pockets or laminated. All teachers love a good no-prep activity!

Add the addition and subtraction mats to your small-group intervention activities, centers or morning routines. Students can practice with partners or use the mats independently.

Easter addition and subtraction mats for kids to develop number sense and build math skills.

Easy Prep Addition and Subtraction Mats

These Easter theme addition and subtraction mats couldn’t be any easier to prep. All you have to do is print them and laminate them or slide them into a write-and-wipe pocket for added durability.

You can prep several mats at once and be set for the whole month!

Students will enjoy the mats and you’ll see their confidence growing as they work on simple math problems. Model how to use manipulatives or drawings before writing their equations. They will master number sense, one-to-one correspondence, and problem-solving skills.

Easter theme math activity for kids to practice addition and subtraction, number composition and more!

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  1. Print the mats.
  2. Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
  3. Gather dice, manipulatives, and dry-erase markers.
  4. Store the entire activity in a colorful tray or large zipper baggie.
Easter egg addition activity that gives kids a hands-on way to practice addition and subtraction math skills.

Using This Easter Math Activity

These mats are extremely versatile in the classroom! Make learning fun when working on addition or subtraction by trying some of these ideas!

How to Use the Easter Mats for Addition

To begin, students will roll two dice and place them in the top spots on the mat. 

Next, they’ll place the corresponding number of manipulatives (plastic counting cubes, buttons, pom poms, mini erasers, etc.) on the Easter egg or in the baskets. They can use two different colored manipulatives to show each addend or they can place the manipulatives in groups on each part of the egg or in each basket.

Lastly, they’ll use their dry-erase marker to write the equation at the bottom of the mat.  

Example: The student rolls a 5 and a 3. They’ll place the dice in the boxes at the top of the mat. Then they’ll put 5 purple pom poms on the egg and then add 3 yellow pom poms to it. Finally, they’ll add up all the pom poms and write the equation at the bottom. 

Printable Easter subtraction math activity for practice with math skills.

How to Use the Spring Mats for Subtraction

Students will roll two dice and place the biggest number in the first spot at the top of the mat and the smaller number in the second spot. 

Next, they’ll put manipulatives on the mat to represent the larger number rolled. 

Students will remove the manipulatives on the mat to represent the smaller number rolled. 

Lastly, they’ll use their dry-erase marker to write the equation at the bottom of the mat. 

Example: The student rolls a 5 and a 2. They’ll place the 5 in the first box and the 2 in the second one. They’ll put 5 counters on the Easter egg and then remove 3 of them. How many are left? They’ll solve and write the equation at the bottom of the mat.

Easter theme addition and subtraction math activity.

So Many Ways to Differentiate

The great thing about these Easter addition and subtraction mats are the ease with which you can differentiate them. Meet each student where they are academically to help them progress forward!

For students who are working on mixed numbers, give them both mats and ask them to alternate solving the addition and subtraction problems. They will have to choose which mat to use each time they roll.

If you want to work with numbers greater than 6, try making your own dice using foam cubes and a marker. You can also fold some out of paper. Amazon offers many larger dice with more number options as well. This will make it easier to work on addition and subtraction within 10 and 20 for more advanced students.

Easter egg math activity for hands-on practice with adding and subtracting.

If you would rather students not use manipulatives, let them draw circles or objects on the globe to show their work.

Offer a recording sheet so students can practice writing their equations more than once and look back at the problems solved.

These Easter addition and subtraction mats are sure to be a hit in the classroom this spring! Add them to your centers or provide them during classroom celebrations for some extra fun.

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