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Balloon Number Bonds to 10

Balloon number bonds to 10 activity

A balloon themed worksheet for practising number bonds to 10. Grab those colouring pencils and away you go.

In kindergarten children start to explore how numbers can be broken down into smaller parts. They’re also discovering that numbers can be joined together to make new numbers.

In short, they’re exploring number bonds.

In kindergarten and beyond, special attention is paid to number bonds to 10, those magic pairs of numbers that add together to make 10.

And if your child has been working on these, then today’s printable should come in handy.

This fun colouring activity will have your child sorting pairs of numbers into those that total 10, and those that don’t.

You can download, print out and use at home with your child today.

Read on to find out more.

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This fun activity is balloon-themed and designed for kindergarten aged children who are getting to know their number bonds to 10.

Your child will thank you because no writing is required for this activity – just some colouring (and lots of thinking).

On the page there are eight balloons, each with a sum inside, for example 3 + 7 or 8 + 1.

Inside some of the balloons, the numbers add up to 10. Some of the balloons have numbers that don’t add up to 10.

To complete the activity, your child should add the numbers inside each balloon and colour only the ones where the numbers total 10 (those special number bonds to 10).

To get going with this activity, all you’ll need is some colouring supplies (colouring pencils, crayons or the like) and the printable.

I would recommend having some math manipulatives to hand when doing this activity, for example unifix cubes, counters, blocks (really anything small like this that you can find around the house – you only need 10).

If your child isn’t sure about whether two numbers total 10, help them to count out the two numbers with with counters. Then, check to see if there are 10 altogether. If there are, that balloon can be coloured in.

Once finished, their page should look like this:

Five balloons are coloured in (8+2, 5+5, 6+4, 7+3 and 9+1), whilst the remaining three balloons are not.

This is a short activity and a good one for keeping those number bonds to 10 ticking over. I hope you find it helpful.

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If you’re looking for more activities for kindergarten aged children, then do check out our Kindergarten Number Pack:

Need more help with kindergarten math? Head back to our kindergarten math page.

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