I created this worksheet to go along with my Dr. Seuss themed math lesson after reading 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. We've been working a lot with more/less, as well as beginning addition/subtraction within 10 in my kindergarten class. I decided to create this worksheet to combine those standards, along with some general sorting/classifying and counting standards, in a fun, tasty lesson!
I got my students the mini bags of colored Goldfish crackers so they each get their own bag to use and they all have about the same amount. First, students sort the Goldfish into the 4 colors on their napkin. Then, they have to count and record how many of each they have on their paper. Afterwards, I have them compare two colors to decide more/less. They do this twice. At this point, it is also a good idea to ask the class if anyone had two colors of Goldfish crackers that were equal. After all of the counting and recording, I do a 10-minute math manipulative lesson with both addition and subtraction. I simply tell the students how many fish to put in the fish bowl, then either some swim in or some swim out (adding or subtracting.) This lesson exposes my kinders to word problems, while also practicing adding and subtracting within 10. While we do this as a class, I simply circulate to check for understanding and give extra one-on-one as necessary. After 10-15 minutes of practice, math turns into a yummy snack as the kids can eat their Goldfish!
This lesson practices the following skills:
-identifying color words
-counting with manipulatives
-adding/subtracting within 10
-attempting beginner word problems
I hope you enjoy!