Updated: Jul 30, 2019
A fun and active game that will help your child learn their number bonds to 10 and wear them out at the same time!
You will need:
1) With your child draw out an old school hopscotch to 10. Get them to write the numbers, as it is a great way to check they are forming them correctly.
2) Get your child to roll the dice and say the number they have rolled.
3) Ask them to put the number they have rolled, in their head.
4) Starting at the beginning of the hopscotch, get your child to take individual jumps or hops on each number until they count up to 10. For example, if they roll a 4 they count on 5,6,7,8,9,10 as they make each jump (they should have landed on 6 on the hopscotch).
5) Get your child to look down and shout out what number they have landed on. For example if they have rolled a 4 then they will have jumped up to 6.
6) Turn this into a calculation 4 + 6 = 10. Get your child to say this out loud with you.
7) Roll the dice again and have another go. Remember to take your turn. Your child will learn much quicker if you show them how to do it.
Changing the difficulty
Easier – count with your child and write the calculations down on the ground with chalk. Get them to see the pattern
1 + 9 = 10
2 + 8 = 10
3 + 7 = 10
4 + 6 = 10
5 + 5 = 10
6 + 4 = 10 ……..
Harder – after you have worked out an addition calculation 4 + 6 = 10 ask you child the question as a subtraction, so what does 10 – 6 = or what does 10 – 4 = ?
Don’t be put off by wet weather. A large cut open cardboard box is the perfect place to draw a hopscotch with felt tip pens.