Start the year strong with color word fun using the classic book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You Hear? This book is likely a favorite of some of your students to begin with. It also is an easy repeated reader that students can memorize and builds their confidence. Plus, this book is a great way to teach and reinforce color words. You can grab a copy here on Amazon.
Brown Bear Book Learning Idea
You can pick up these Brown Bear learning packs! It makes lesson planning easy and makes learning fun!
Fill in the Ten Frame Game
This game comes with three versions of a record sheet. You are going to have a huge variety of students who show up in your classroom on the first day. You most likely will not know their exact needs when you are pre-planning. The variety of record sheets will be a huge help and support for all your little learners.
Recording Sheet Option
Let’s dig a little deeper into the recording sheets. One version has the color word with number writing support, since we know writing numbers can be a struggle in Kindergarten. Another version has just the color word. The third version has picture support, the color word, and number writing support.
Brown Bear Color Words to Roll
Next, lets check out the die to roll. There is also a variety of die inserts and a premade die. First, check out the die that is prepped and ready to play this game. You can grab this foam die here for the multicolored dice set or this pack of three dice that are all a different color.
Here is a glimpse at the printable dice that is easy to prep. The teacher prints out the die. Next, they cut it out. Finally, the teacher tapes it closed. Simple, cheap, and effective.
How to Play Fill the Ten Frame
Then, you want to know how to play Fill the Ten Frame. Students start with a recording sheet and die. I also love to use crayons. After writing their name on the top, the student rolls the die, they fill in one of the numbers on the ten frame to fill it. They keep playing until they fill the first ten frame. The color word that is filled first is the winner.
Students can play together in a small group or independently. You will quickly see your learners cheering for the color work and animal they want to win. The teacher win is that your little learners will be practicing color words, number writing, and number sense skills all whole playing a game THEY LOVE.
Fill the Ten Frame Brown Bear File
Finally, check out all the options for your classroom needs. So simple and easy for the teacher to prep. It is so much fun for the teacher to play.