Egg Carton Math Activities

These Egg Carton Maths Activities are a fun and engaging way for kids to learn and practice a range of early childhood numeracy concepts. Using this everyday item makes  math rotations fun and hands-on for preschoolers, kindergarten, foundation years and Year 1 kids. Make number recognition fun with these egg carton maths activities in a matter of minutes  using everyday objects, including, egg cartons, dice, counters and pompoms.

Our egg carton maths activities are an engaging way to review, practice and consolidate  number recognition, subitising and counting to 10! Add these hands-on math games for number recognition to your teacher printables file!

 

Egg Carton Maths Activities

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Egg Carton Maths Activities

Preparation

The preparation is so simple for these activities, all you need to do is start collecting egg cartons. You could ask the parents  of the children in your class to start saving them for you so you can grow your stash quicker!

Once you have enough egg cartons, to start using them with your class, you may decide to paint your boxes to make them more appealing. You could even make some labels with numbers for inside the egg containers as well as for the lid and sides of the box.

egg carton math activity equipment

Equipment

  • Egg Cartons
  • Tongs
  • Dice – Packs of cards (picture cards removed)
  • Permanent Markers or printed labels
  • Pom Poms, Gems, Dried Beans, two colour counters or similar objects
  • Double sided Tape
  • Washi Tape

Preparation

  1. Decide which digits you are focussing on making sure you have matching dice.
  2. For numbers 1-12 or 1-6 keep the egg carton intact.
  3. Prepare you egg carton by writing the digits you are focussing on, with a permanent marker, inside the egg carton.We used a six sided dice so we focussed on the numerals 1-6 .
  4. You can write the numbers in order forwards on the first row and backwards on the second row or mixed up with 2 of each digit, however you think works best for your kids (you could also write the numbers on a round dot label or sticker and stick it in the egg holders, if you like).


Egg Carton Maths Activity

Take a look at our favourite egg carton maths activities for your next math lesson. Remember to come back as we add new content regularly!

Egg Carton Maths Activities – Game 1

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Egg Carton Game – Subitising and Counting

  • In this math game kids are given the opportunity to practice and consolidate a range of early years math skills including:
    • Subitising standard dot formations for the digits 1-6
    • Number Recognition
    • Counting including one-to-one correspondence, learning the number names, practicing the counting sequence, learning that when we count we say numbers in the same sequence, and that the last number said when counting tells us “how many” (3 of the 5 Counting Principles). Read More about this here
    • Matching digits to quantities for numbers 1-6
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Egg Carton Maths Activities – Game 2

Egg Carton Game – Simple Addition

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Egg Carton Game – Simple Addition

  • The aim of game two is to practice simple addition.  Students will learn that addition is the process of joining quantities together to find out how many there are.In this math game kids are given the opportunity to practice and consolidate a range of early years addition skills including:
    • Representing situations to model  and solve addition problems using physical objects
    • Counting out objects rather than counting objects in a line
    • Combining two or more groups of objects to find out how many there are in total
    • Subitising standard dot formations for the digits 1-6
    • Counting including one-to-one correspondence, learning the number names, practicing the counting sequence, learning that when we count we say numbers in the same sequence, and that the last number said when counting tells us “how many” (3 of the 5 Counting Principles). Read More about this here
    • Matching digits to quantities


Egg Carton Maths Activities – Game 3

Egg Carton Game – Tens Frames Activities

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Egg Carton Game – Tens Frames Activities

  • In Game 3 your students will use an egg carton tens frame to practice subitising, comparing more or less and basic number facts to make 10.
  • The aim of game three is to practice early number concepts using a tens frame. In this math game kids are given the opportunity to practice and consolidate a range of early years addition skills including:
    • Representing situations to model  and solve addition problems using physical objects
    • Counting out objects rather than counting objects in a line
    • Combining two or more groups of objects to find out how many there are in total
    • Subitising
    • Counting including one-to-one correspondence, learning the number names, practicing the counting sequence, learning that when we count we say numbers in the same sequence, and that the last number said when counting tells us “how many” (3 of the 5 Counting Principles). Read More about this here
    • Matching digits to quantities
    • Compare two quantities to see which has more or less
    • Find out how many more are needed to make 10
    • Build Addition Number Facts

 

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These Egg Carton math activities are a fun and engaging  way for kids to learn and practice a range of early childhood math concepts. This everyday item makes math rotations fun and hands-on for preschoolers, kindergarten & Foundation Years. Our egg carton number recognition games an engaging way to review, practice and consolidate number recognition, subitising and counting to 10! Get your free printable on our website. #numberrecognition #counting #subitising #finemotor #eggcartonmath #classroomfreebies #teacherfreebie #kindergarten #foundation #preschooler #homeschool

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