Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: 10 Frame Fun {with Pom Tree Kids Crafts Stickers}

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10 Frame Fun {with Pom Tree Kids Crafts Stickers}

This post is sponsored by PomTree Kids via The Blueprint Social. All ideas, activities and opinions expressed are our own. 

The Littlest Diva is a strong reader but math concepts do not come as easily for her. She is struggling with getting a handle on basic concepts so I've been trying to find fun, hands-on ways to make it meaningful for her in the hopes that things will start to "click" for her.

When we received our amazing box of goodies from PomTree I knew that aside from crafting, building and playing with their awesome sets I had to use their adorable stickers in some learning activities. The Littlest Diva loves stickers so I knew they would capture (and keep) her attention. 



Her first grade class is working on addition facts and learning how to make 10. The goal is to help them learn basic facts by memory in order to assist them when working with larger numbers. I decided to make a simple ten frame mat and utilizing the stickers from PomTree Kids we worked on making number sentences equal to ten. 


Ways to Make 10 
with Ten Frame Sticker Activity Mats


Materials:
Ten Frame Mats (download my 10 Frame Printable)
stickers
pencil


In order to practice basic 10 facts the Littlest Diva took out some of her favorite stickers from the tub - the felt animals and their accessories (they are super cute!). 

I printed out several copies of the 10 Frame Mat and using the stickers as our manipulatives the Littlest Diva got busy exploring all the ways we can make 10. 


In order to make it concrete she worked in order which helped see the number patterns.


After we reached 5+5=10 we talked about all the related facts. Using the stickers made it easy to see how the numbers were reversed.


I plan to utilize all these PomTree goodies for many more learning activities. The stickers are great from matching games, counting and math play, creating sticker stories and so much more.

Of course we also explored the awesome kits that came in our box. Oh, how I LOVE these kits. No glue, no mess and they come with everything you need. The only thing I had to add to our supplies was a scissor - that's it!


The Lil Divas immediately wanted to build the Pet Playset. It was a great activity because it's like a puzzle and involves problem solving and fine motor coordination to put together. The Lil Divas needed help with the swings but besides that they out it together using the photo on the box. They didn't even use the enclosed directions. They opted to go by trial and error which was wonderful. 



They have enjoyed playing with the playset many times over since they first put it together. It offers a wonderful opportunity to engage in creative/imaginative play. 


These no-mess, glue-free kits are great options for traveling, eating out or crafting at home. They can be used over time since the pieces fit together like a puzzle without any adhesive. 

We can't wait to use the other kits to make bookmarks, bracelets, headbands, play items for the Lil Divas dolls and so much more. Each kit has so many pieces that there are numerous ways to use them.

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Guess what! I'm super excited to announce that the generous folks over at PomTree Kids are giving away 10 PomTree gift baskets worth $50.00 each. How amazing would it be for you to win one of these baskets? AWESOME!

Which set would you most like to try - a 3-D playset kit, creativity mega kit, sticker tub or a sticker storybook?

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Good Luck, 
Bern


DisclosureThis post is part of a #sponsored campaign we participated in on behalf of PomTree Kids via The Blueprint Social. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions and experiences are 100% mine and honest. Your opinion and experience may differ.

8 comments:

  1. My daughter would LOVE the Pet Playhouse!! She is all about animals right now!!

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  2. My kids would love the pet play sets, but the stickers are great too! Everything looks wonderful and so fun!

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  3. I would L O V E the sticker tub! Those things get expensive after a while. I would use them the same way you are using them, for learning games for my classroom.

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  4. My preschool class would love these!!!

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  5. Wow, those kits look fabulous. Your girls seemed to really enjoy them!

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  6. would love to do the pet play sets with my kids..

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  7. I love how you used the stickers with the printable. Thanks for sharing. I am printing this out for my son!

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  8. My daughter would like their feathered friends post office; these are all SO cute and I love that they're mess-free.

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