This is a fun Mardi Gras themed math activity. I've included 40 sets of feathers and masks. Students look at the number on the mask and match it with the feathers in expanded form. E.g. 235=200+30+5 The numbers range from tens and ones to hundreds, tens, and ones.
I've also included a template for a mask craft using the same idea - make a mask and feathers of a chosen number in expanded form. Children can choose a number and color the feathers how they wish. I've also attached a blank feather and mask page for you to design your own numbers. There is a page for creating 4 digit numbers and a blank page of four feathers. This is a great little activity for reinforcing the skill of place value.
It can be used whole group or placed in a center. There are two different style recording pages from which to choose. I hope you can use this in your classroom!!