Snowman Fact Family Book

Inside: A free booklet to help kids learn their fact families.
 
We're currently reviewing fact families. Some of my kids find this a tough one to learn.
 
But they all love making little fact family booklets to help them understand.
 

How to Put the Fact Family Booklets Together:

Each booklet represents one fact family. And each little booklet consists of the title page, 2 addition and 2 subtraction pages, for a total of 5 pages.
 
On the title page, the students print the "whole" on the top corner of the triangle and the "parts" on the bottom corners.
 
For example they might print 9 at the top of the triangle and 4, 5 on the bottom corners.
Snowmen Fact Family booklets for first and second grade.


Then the students print the answers to their number sentences in the boxes. 

So if they had written 5 + 4 then 9 is printed in the box, NOT beside the equal sign.


Snowmen Fact Family booklets for first and second grade.


Snowmen Fact Family booklets for first and second grade.

 

Then the little snowmen squares are cut out and glued on top of the answer square, for a peek-a-boo effect. So just a little strip of the snowman square is glued so that you can lift up the flap. Does that make sense? 

HINT: You definitely want to model this for the kids so that everyone's little flaps actually flap open.


I try to differentiate the activity by letting the kids pick their own family to illustrate.
 
For some extra practice, turn on some music and have the kids move/dance around the class with their booklets. When the music stops everyone finds a partner and tries to solve each other's peek-a-boo book.
 

Thank you for reading!


Snowmen Fact Family booklets for first and second grade.


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4 Comments

  1. What a cute freebie! We'll be working on fact families soon, and so I appreciate it. Enjoy the week!

    Dee
    First Impressions

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  2. I love the fact family idea! And thanks for the shout out!
    Petersons-Pad.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Barbara! Thanks for blogging about the giveaway! Also love your fact families freebie!
    Lory
    funforfirst.blogspot.com

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