Sunday, March 17, 2013

Missing Addend....Egg Hunt Style

We are getting ready for to a quick trip to Easter this year.

With Easter coming early...I didn't want to miss out on a chance for an Easter Egg hunt.  Do you get to do that in your school?  We still do, so to go along with that I created an egg hunt for missing addends.  Is there a better object for hiding  this time of year that little eggs you can find everywhere....or anything better to hide them in than a basket?

Searching for eggs that are hiding is a great way to practice addition, subtraction, composing and decomposing numbers.  My kiddos are really good within 5, but they still need practice with larger numbers.  Some still just guess, but most are ready to find a way to figure out the right number hiding.  Some are so good they are already fluent up through 10.  The great thing about this activity is that I can easily differentiate by only giving as many objects (in this case eggs) as my students can use and still be successful.  I made a math talk card to help them with their thinking, and a recording sheet to keep track of their games.  I left space for adding subtraction and equal signs (or addition and equal signs) for when your kiddos are ready.

Just click on the picture above to grab them. 


  1. This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Just what we were working on before Spring Break! I am saving this for after we return. Thank you for sharing. I found you through Manic Monday.
    P.S. Your blog design is very cute!