CCSS K.CC.4, K.OA.3, K.OA.4,
In this activity, students use markers or crayons to color in the remaining blocks (coloring the white blocks a color other than gray) to represent the quantity that is being added to the given quantity (i.e. one gray block is given, thus, the student must color in 5 white blocks in order to "make" 6). Students then identify the given (gray) and represent it with a number, then identify the amount that was added to it and represent it with a number to finish the sentence on each page (i.e. 1 and 5 make 6.)
In order to put these booklets together, lay the pages of the book in order (from cover to last page) and use a straight edge paper cutter to cut the sheets in half along the black line, and then cut each half into fourths (cut each half in half again) and staple the corner of each stack to create the booklets.
This template can easily be used to create a book of 10, or any other number you desire.
I used this activity as a part of my math centers with my Kindergartener's during our decomposing numbers unit. They loved creating their own "book of 6" and really took ownership of it! The visuals and hands-on learning provided in this activity help to reinforce concepts for all learners.