We’ve got a few books at our house that have the tatters that only a well-loved book can get.
Green Eggs and Ham is one of those books.
We always have great fun reading it and even more fun doing activities inspired by the book, like this making 10 activity to work on math facts.
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This game was very easy and didn’t take too much time to make. Involve the kids and have them help put it together. Working together makes it go quicker!
How to make the game:
Take each piece of paper and fold it in half. Fold in half again so that you have a simple accordion fold with four sections. This will help with the size for your ham and eggs.
You’ll want 11 ham shapes on one piece of paper and 11 egg shapes on the other piece of paper. So, you’ll have 3 shapes on each folded section of paper.
Draw simple ham and egg shapes inspired by the book.
To make this easier, I drew one ham shape, and cut it out. Then, I traced it ten more times. I did the same for the egg shape.
As you can see in the picture above, I made super-simple shapes. There’s no need to make it complicated.
Trace each shape with your black marker and then cut out all the shapes. Recruit the kids for this step. They’ll love to help!
Once you have all the shapes cut out. Write the number 0 – 10 on the egg shapes and again on the ham shapes.
The game is ready to play. It’s time to have fun making 10.
How to play the game:
Spread out the egg and ham pieces. Match one egg and one ham so that when you add the two numbers together, you’ll get 10.
Two-player version: Turn all the pieces face down and play like a memory game. But, instead of matching the two numbers, you’ll want to turn over two number that equal 10.
What other ideas do you have for this making 10 game?
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