To prep this activity, you will need to put butterfly (bow tie) pasta in baggies. Make quite a few baggies of mixed, random amounts between 1-20 (you could extend this by adding more pasta and having students use 2 or more mats). Students will then choose a baggie, place the "butterflies" on their ten-frame mats, and record the number on the recording sheet. I set up the recording sheet so they have practice writing the number of butterflies in 4 different ways. The students can then just keep repeating this.
Enjoy the free download!
**Created by Mrs. Kilby at confessionsofaprimaryteacher.blogspot.com