Pumpkin spice, changing leaves, flannels, corn mazes and math crafts? Fall fun is here and if you know me, you know I love a cute math craft. Making things “cutesy” gets a bad rap. But, things that are adorable can still be engaging and effective.
Candy Corn Number Forms
This one is simple to assemble and easy to differentiate! I’ve had students build 1, 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers depending on their skill level. I think it makes a perfect formative assessment. Plus, it’s free! Grab it here: CANDY CORN CRAFT DOWNLOAD
Fact Family Bats
This craftivity is a perfect way for students to display their fact family knowledge all while tying it into some fall fun! After practicing fact families with your kiddos, have them pick a set to write on their bat wings. Get this cute craft by The Class Couple by clicking here.
Skip Counting Spiders
These adorable spiders are the only kind I don’t want to immediately smash with a shoe. Another craft that can be differentiated based on skill level, theses spiders come with options for skip counting by 2,s 3s, 5s, 10s and 25s. There is also an editable option so you can create it to fit your exact needs. Your students will have so much fun making these arachnids, they won’t even realize they are learning! Check them out here: Skip Counting Spiders
Place Value Turkeys
I saved one of my absolute favorites for last! My friend Lauren from Teaching in Stripes created this years ago and it is my go to every November. I love that you can differentiate like the Candy Corn craft. By this time of the year, we are working on 3-digit numbers. It’s great to assess their number sense and place value skills. You can grab it from her TpT store for free here: Place Value Turkey
Most students really enjoy getting to show their learning through a craft. And, they absolutely love seeing their hard work displayed. I mean, have you ever seen a group of students pass a fresh, kid-friendly bulletin board in the hallway? They can barely keep their hands off of it. I truly believe the attention they give to that display helps with retaining what they learned because it makes it memorable.
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