Dive into your stash of mini erasers or use our printable cut-outs for a playful spring addition game that gives kids practice writing and solving addition equations.

It’s a perfect complement to our popular Place Value Cover Up!

To prep the spring addition game, I printed the mat on white cardstock and put it in a plastic page protector.  Or rather, you can always run it through the laminator instead.

I grabbed a dry erase marker and eraser, as well as a pencil and two paper clips to use as spinners.

The Target Dollar Spot has the cutest spring-themed erasers – bunnies, eggs and butterflies.  These erasers are the perfect manipulative to use for adding – especially for this specific addition game!

If you don’t have these erasers, included in the download (below) are paper versions of bunnies, eggs and butterflies.

Playing this addition game was fun and simple!

Students first spun the egg, bunny and butterfly spinner.  Then, they spun the 1-5 spinner.  They counted out that many of the object from the first spinner on the ten frame.

In this example, the student spun five bunnies so he placed five bunny erasers on the ten frame.

Students then spun the egg, bunny and butterfly spinner and the 1-5 spinner again and counted out that many objects on the ten frame.

In our example, the student’s second spin was four eggs so he placed four egg erasers on the ten frame.

Finally, students recorded the equation to match what they counted out on the ten frame.  The + and = symbols were already on the mat, so students just needed to record the numbers.

5 + 4 = 9

This spring addition game was a huge hit! It’s a great activity to use in the classroom as an independent math station after students have become familiar with it.