Teddy Bear Counters are one of my favorite Math manipulatives so I created 6 Teddy Bear Counters Math Centers that can be used throughout the year. These are also a great addition to the Sense of Sight theme.
Teddy Bear Counters Math Centers
Center 1: Color Sort
Place a tray full of teddy bear counters in front of each child and let them sort the counters according to their colors on the sorting mat.
Center 2: Pattern Cards
Give each child a set of the pattern cards and a tray of teddy bear counters and ask them to complete the patterns by placing the correct colored bears on the white spaces.
Center 3: Grab & Count
Place a tray full of teddy bear counters in front of each child. Ask them to first grab a handful with their left hands and place it on the teddy bear on the left and then repeat with their right hands. They then count and record how many teddy bears there are on the mats altogether.
Center 4: Roll & Cover
This game can be played in pairs, small groups or individually. Children take turns rolling the teddy bear dice and covering the same colored teddy bear on their ‘Roll & Cover’ mats. The first one that covered all the teddy bears wins.
Center 5: Number Cards 1 – 20
These cards can be used in a million different ways. Children can put the same amount of teddy bears on each number card, or they can put the cards in order from 1 – 20 and then place the same amount of teddy bears in a row underneath each card.
Center 6; Addition Cards
Each child gets their own addition mat, a tray full of teddy bear counters and a dice. They throw the dice, place the same amount of counters on the first teddy bear, and record the number. Repeat for the second teddy bear. When they are done, they add and record how many teddy bears there are altogether.