When it comes hands on math why not learn with strawberries? Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of the year. I associated strawberry season as starting with Mother’s Day.
When I was a child, my mother would almost always serve strawberry shortcake for Mother’s Day weekend, which I looked forward to all year long.
We don’t eat as much strawberry shortcake at our house, but we can embrace strawberry season in other ways, like with these strawberry math clip cards.
Add these math challenges to your list of fun math activities for kids!
How to Download the Strawberry Math Addition Clip Cards
It’s easy to get these cards and print them for school or home use!
The cards are available on Teachers Pay Teachers. You can get them here.
The strawberries are actually a vivid red with green tops, but my printer was being wonky and printed them pink.
My kids liked the pink strawberries, so it wasn’t an issue for us, but my advice is to make sure your color ink is nice and full before you try to print these!
What You Need to Print the Strawberry Clip Cards
Now that you have your addition and subtraction printables downloaded (go here if you missed the link!)
Check this handy shopping list from Amazon and make sure you have the necessary supplies so you don’t make the color error that I did!
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How to Print and Use Your Clip Cards
Print the clip cards onto cardstock paper to ensure they hold up to rough handling. For further protection, laminate the cards so you can continue to use them over and over.
Cut each clip card out and give them to your preschooler.
Have the kindergarten and first grade kiddos count the strawberries then clip the clothespin onto the correct answer below the math problem.
My kindergartener loved clipping the clothespin, although she had a bit of trouble at first.
Soon, however, she was busy clipping and counting away for quite some time.
She loved the bright strawberries.
Note: Our printer was nearly out of ink when we did this activity, which is why our strawberries look pink. If you have the right ink, the strawberries will come out bright red.