Making Ten with Cars

Do you have a toy car loving kid?

Channel that interest into a fun math activity to practice making ten. 

Grab those cars and let’s have some fun!

Use toy cars to practice making ten with this fun math activity for kids.

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Prep the activity

You’ll need 12 toys cars, painter’s tape, and a marker. Make sure you have a tape that will peel off easily. You don’t want it to be stuck to the car permanently.

Put a small piece of tape on top of each car.

Write the numbers zero through ten on each piece of tape. On the extra car, write the number five again. You’ll need two cars with the number five. (Remember: 5+5.)

Use toy cars to practice making ten with this fun math activity for kids.

Play the game

Mix up the cars. Challenge your child to match up the cars so that each pair adds up to ten.

It’s so easy!

Let them use their imagination while they play. Park the cars in a parking lot in the correct pairs. Or maybe each pair of cars lives at a different house.

Let your kids drive the cars around, have fun, and practice making ten all at the same time.

Use toy cars to practice making ten with this fun math activity for kids.

Extend the fun

Pair up the cars in the wrong pairs. Have your child put them in the correct pairs.

Don’t just make ten. Pick any two cars and add them together. What is the total?

A younger child would enjoy lining the cars up into the correct order from zero to ten.

How would you play with these cars?

Use toy cars to practice making ten with this fun math activity for kids.

This game is the perfect excuse to get out the toy cars.

Just add a few numbers and suddenly you’ve turned learning into a game. And, when you’re done, just peel off the numbers and have fun playing cars.

Use toy cars to practice making ten with this fun math activity for kids.

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Use toy cars to practice making ten with this fun math activity for kids.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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