Snowman Number Spin & Build Mats Free Printable
Your kids will love this fun snowman-themed math activity. The free printable comes with 3 different mats. There are mats that have the numbers 1-5, 1-10, & 11-20. They are represented with ten frames.
Students will spin a spinner and then feed the snowman that number or that amount of objects or that number, and lastly, write the number. This is a fun, hands-on way to work on numbers this winter!
Low-prep math center!
This fun and engaging math activity includes 3 mats for easy differentiation. Simply print the mats you would like to use, grab manipulatives and a spinner and you are good to go.
Print, then slide them into wipe and write pockets or laminate for durability.
Setting Up the Snowman Numbers Spin & Build Mats Free Printable
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- Snowman Number Mats (button to access the resource at the bottom of this post)
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- transparent spinners
- number manipulatives or small manipulatives
- dry erase marker or writing utensil
- Print the mats.
- Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
- Gather other manipulatives.
- Store the entire activity in a large bag or storage container.
How to Use the Spin and Build Mats
To begin, students will place a transparent spinner over the spinner on the mat . Once they spin, they count that amount of manipulatives and place them inside the snowman’s mouth. Finally, they will write that number on the line.
For example, if the game board has the numbers 1-5 on it. The student will spin the spinner and land on the number “2.” They will then count out 2 manipulatives and place them inside the snowman’s mouth.
Lastly, they will write the number “2” on the line. Then, erase and spin again. The line is long enough for students to write the number more than once, if you would like.
Another option is for students to feed that number to the snowman by placing a number magnet or number tile in the snowman’s mouth.
Your students will be engaged in fun and learning while using these read, build, and write mats! They work great for math skills like counting, number recognition, number sense, number formation and more!
I just love all the possibilities and ways to differentiate!
Easy to differentiate!
These free counting mats are so versatile because it comes with 3 variations to fit your classroom needs! Some students can work the numbers 1-5, while others work on 1-10, and higher students can work on 11-20.
Instead of using number manipulatives, students could use play dough to fill the snowman’s mouth. Adding in a sensory option for another learning experience is always a great idea! Plus, they would be building their fine motor muscles.
They could use math cubes to build a tower to match the number or use mini erasers to show the number.
Need a fun activity for math facts? Have students spin the spinner twice and make an addition sentence on the writing line. Then, feed the snowman the total.
Teachers could use these spin and build mats for math centers, small group activities, morning tubs, early finishers, tutoring groups, a home learning task, and so much more!
Grab this winter themed math activity to get students practicing numbers and counting! It is a fun winter math activity that will help teach number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, & counting!
Click the button below to get your free math game- snowman number spin & build mats free printable!