Fall Leaf Number Towers Math Activity
School is in full swing, and the fall leaves are changing colors! It is my favorite time of year! There are so many fun autumn activities to do in your classroom, and this free printable will be one to add to the list!
Get your students practicing counting, addition sentences, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition.
The fall-themed counting activity is so cute with the colorful leaves, but there is also a black and white version for another printing option. You could have your students color the leaves if you choose to print in black and white!
Once you have the counting game, there are a couple of options for you to choose from. First, there are leaves with pictures of dominos in them. The students will use two colors of linking cubes to count and match the domino.
The next option is a fall activity with leaves that show one number. The student will use two colors of linking cubes to make a tower that equals that number.
The final option is a recording sheet for your students to write addition sentences to match the towers they created.
The activity for kids includes the numbers 1-10 and makes numbers and counting so much fun! Students will practice their counting skills and build fine motor skills in this fun activity with linking cubes.
Simple to Use and Prepare
The fall leaves towers set includes multiple color game boards, a recording sheet, and black and white game boards.
You will print the number-building activities out and slide them into a write and wipe pocket or laminate for durability; gather some linking cubes and pencils and begin playing!
No cutting, coloring, or gluing is required! From one print-out, your students will be practicing their number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence, and fine motor skills! You might even be able to grade a couple of papers before your prep time is over with this no prep math activity!
Setting Up the Fall Leaf Number Activity
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- Fall Leaf Number Towers Math Activity (get it by clicking the button at the bottom of this post)
- 2 colors of linking cubes per student
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- Print the game board and recording sheets.
- Slide into write and wipe pockets for durability. You can also laminate it.
- Gather the linking cubes.
- Store in a large bag or storage container for easy access.
Playing the Fall Leaf Number Towers Math Activity
The first version shows a leaf with a domino inside of it. The students will use one color to create a tower for the left side of the domino and another color for the right side of the domino. Then, they will combine the two towers to make one cube tower.
Next, they will record the addition sentence they created. For example, the domino shows a 2 and a 5. They will make a tower with 2 oranges and a tower with 5 yellows. Then they will combine the tower to make one fall tower. They will, then, write the addition sentence 2+5=7.
The second version is similar but more complex by having them problem solve a little more. The leaf shows a number, and the students will design a tower using 2 colors of cubes that add up to that number.
Then, they will write an addition sentence to match the tower that they built. For example, the leaf has a 2 on it. The student would create a tower with 2 colors (1 orange and 1 red). Then, they would write the addition sentence to match (1+1=2).
More Ideas for the Number Towers Activity
Activities included are 2 versions to play for easy differentiation! These game boards could be used for a small group, math centers, a whole class activity, an after-school tutoring group, and so much more.
If your students aren’t ready to make addition sentences yet, you could use the leaf board with just numbers and have them make towers with one color to just practice counting and one-to-one correspondence. To make the game more fun, they could use playdough to create little balls or leaves to match each numbered leaf.
Students could also use different manipulatives like mini erasers, pom poms, or plastic leaves. They could also use gummy or candy leaves and toothpicks to create leaf towers. This would add in a fall stem challenge. Candy corns would make a fun manipulative as well!
Early finishers would love to work together with a partner to build a tower for every leaf. This could be completed quietly once they have finished their main math lesson.
Get your students working on counting in no time with this versatile and straightforward fall leaf number game! There are so many versions to play which is great for all the different levels of students you have in your classroom.
Click the button below to get the fall leaf numbers tower math activity. Have fun!