In order to build number sense around the anchor numbers 5 and 10 it is important for children have hands on experience with these numbers. Bears in a cave is the perfect game for that!
This game is great for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students or any student who needs practice to understand the numbers 5 and 10 and what they really are.
Included in this file:
5 frame mat
5 frame mat with number sentence
10 frame mat
10 frame mat with number sentence
4 different colored bears to print
Black and white bears to print
ALL mats come in black and white or with the colored cave
How to Play: Students will play with a partner. Each group will use 1 mat. The mat will be specific to the group based on the skill needed, i.e. making 5, making 10 with the number sentence frame, etc. Students will also be given either 5 or 10 “bears” based on the mat they are using. The bears can be counting bears, objects, or just print out the attached bears and laminate for durability. To begin students will count the bears on their mat. Student 1 then hides some bears in the cave. To hide the bears the student can cover them with their hand, a plastic cup, paper plate, bowl, etc. Student 2 counts the bears outside of the cave. Student 2 then determines how many bears are hidden in the cave. Student 2 tells student 1 how many are hidden then student1 removes their hand to reveal if student 2 was correct. If needed students will then complete the number sentence on the bottom of the mat. Students then switch turns!