Simple Addition – 20 Fantastic Pages

Simple Addition
Simple Addition Winter Activities

Simple Addition – Joining Together

The most basic addition activities that children can do are ones in which objects are physically brought together to work out the calculation. This can be done using a wide range of objects including counters, buttons, toys etc. The physical action of moving the items allows children to see and count the total. This may be done before any introduction to signs and symbols. Word problems are a useful introduction e.g. Sam has 2 apples. Jen gives him 3 more. How many does Sam have altogether?

Once the children are confident with this concept they can start to record their answers and be introduced to the addition symbol and the equals sign.

Simple addition this winter

Simple Addition

This pack of simple addition activities is perfect for the winter with it’s cute robins and snow covered holly branches. It consists of simple addition questions with pictures to support the calculation and a number line to help with number recognition and the writing of numerals. The questions get slightly more complex but all involve numbers to 10. There are two sheets of robins on branches and two sheets of baby robins in their nests. The children write their answers on the bird house or if they are not able to write numerals there is also the option of colouring the correct number on the number line.

There are also two A4 sized number line branches, one with nests on and one without along with robins that can also be cut out and used. These can be used in a number of ways. They can be used by the teacher when demonstrating how to do the activities practically prior to the children completing the worksheets. They can also be put in the continuous provision with the cut out robins in order that the children can explore making different number sentences on them. The children could either draw or collage their own robins to add to the branches. They would make a fantastic display in your math’s area.

There is an A4 sized snow covered bird house, blank and numbered snowballs and holly leaves. Again, the resources have a multitude of uses. The children could draw or collage a specific number of robins in the bird house which would again make a very cute display. Add some real holly to the wall to further add to the effect. The snowballs and leaves can be used for number ordering or for the children to make their own number sentences.

The A4 robin on a branch has a space for numbers to be written on his wings. This can either be done by the teacher for demonstration purposes or by the children themselves. Laminated, a white board pen could be used and re-used to make a whole range of number sentences. The two smaller number line branches can be used to support children with their counting.

Simple Addition – Counting on

The aim eventually, is for children to count on from a number when counting how many there are altogether. The final four worksheets support with this, getting progressively harder and encouraging children to become more independent in the process.

The robins have numbers written on each wing for the children to add together. Initially, the highest number of the two is highlighted on the number line branch to encourage children to start from the number and count on. On the first sheet, children are expected to colour their answer on the number line. On subsequent sheets children need to write their answer in the star. On the final sheet the number that the children need to start their count from isn’t highlighted, they are responsible for figuring this out for themselves. Each page has dotted numbers at the bottom in order for children to practise their number formation.

If you would like a copy of the winter addition pack then visit either my teacherspayteachers store or my tes store.

Prior to developing simple addition skills children should develop a strong sense of number. For more information on this read some of my earlier blogs –

Number Sense and the Number System

3 Free EYFS Maths Activities to Develop Number Sense

EYFS Maths – 4 Important Number Relationships