# Clever Egg Carton Maths Activities {Hands-on Learning}

Our Egg Carton Maths Activities are eggcellent, motivating and fun math games for teaching number recognition. Your kids will love counting, adding, subitizing and more with our egg box math!

These Egg Carton Maths Activities are a fun and engaging way for kids to learn and practice a range of early childhood number recognition Number Sense concepts.

Using this everyday item makes  math rotations fun and hands-on for preschoolers, kindergarten, foundation years and Year 1 kids.

In this post we show you how to prepare your egg carton math games and the educational benefits of each math activity. Make number recognition fun with these egg box maths activities in a matter of minutes.  All you need are some everyday objects including, egg cartons, dice, counters and pompoms.

We have got even more ideas about teaching math using the humble egg box that you might also like to read after this post!

So grab those egg boxes for some egg carton maths activities for an engaging way to review, practice and consolidate  number recognition, subitising and making 10!

Add these hands-on math games for number recognition to your teacher printables file!

## Egg Carton Maths Activities

### Egg Box Math Game Preparation

The preparation for these math games is so simple, all you need to do is start collecting egg cartons. Make sure you could ask the parents  of the children in your class to start saving them for you so you can grow your stash quicker!

Once you have enough egg cartons, to start using them with your class, you may decide to paint your boxes to make them more appealing. You could even make some labels with numbers for inside the egg containers as well as for the lid and sides of the box.

## Equipment

• Egg Cartons
• Tongs
• Dice – Packs of cards (picture cards removed)
• Permanent Markers or printed labels
• Pom Poms, Gems, Dried Beans, two colour counters or similar objects
• Double sided Tape
• Washi Tape

### Instructions To Make Egg Box Math Games

To prepare the box for the games decide which digits you are focussing on and make sure you have the right dice. If the games focuses on the numbers 1-12 or 1-6 keep the egg carton intact.

Next use a permanent marker to write the digits in each egg section of  the. We used a six sided dice so we focussed on the numerals 1-6 .

You can write the numbers in order forwards on the first row and backwards on the second row or mixed up with 2 of each digit, however you think works best for your kids (you could also write the numbers on a round dot label or sticker and stick it in the egg holders, if you like).

Then you’re set! If you want to make the ten frame egg boxes, read our  egg carton ten frame activities post.

## Subitising Math Game

### Subitising Math Game

In this math game kids are given the opportunity to practice and consolidate a range of early years math skills including:

• Subitising standard dot formations for the digits 1-6
• Number Recognition
• Counting including:
• one-to-one correspondence
• learning the number names
• practicing the counting sequence
• learning that when we count we say numbers in the same sequence
• Matching digits to quantities for numbers 1-6

Click the image or pink text links below for some more egg carton math subitising activities

Egg Carton Game – Subitising and Counting

Egg Carton Game – Simple Addition

The aim of this math game two is to practice simple addition.  Students learn hands-on that addition is the process of joining quantities together.

In this egg carton math game year 1 kids can practice and consolidate a range of early years addition skills including:

• Representing situations to model  and solve addition problems using physical objects
• Counting out objects rather than counting objects in a line
• Combining two or more groups of objects to find out how many there are in total
• Subitising standard dot formations for the digits 1-6
• Counting including one-to-one correspondence: learning the number names, practicing the counting sequence, learning that when we count we say numbers in the same sequence, and that the last number said when counting tells us “how many” (3 of the 5 Counting Principles). Read More about this here
• Matching digits to quantities

## Egg Carton Making Ten Activities – Game 3

Ten Frames are our secret weapon for teaching

Egg Carton Game Tens Frames Activities

Egg Carton Game – Tens Frames Activities

In Game 3 your students will use an egg carton tens frame to practice subitising, comparing more or less and basic number facts to make 10.

The aim of game three is to practice early number concepts using a tens frame. In this math game kids are given the opportunity to practice and consolidate a range of early years addition skills including:

• Representing situations to model  and solve addition problems using physical objects
• Counting out objects rather than counting objects in a line
• Combining two or more groups of objects to find out how many there are in total
• Subitising
• Counting including one-to-one correspondence, learning the number names, practicing the counting sequence, learning that when we count we say numbers in the same sequence, and that the last number said when counting tells us “how many” (3 of the 5 Counting Principles). Read More about this here
• Matching digits to quantities
• Compare two quantities to see which has more or less
• Find out how many more are needed to make 10

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## A Plus Teaching Products

As you know we love taking these activities just one step further. We want to eek out as much learning as we can and give the kids the chance to extend themself, if they want to. So we created a magnificent pack to go with your egg boxes.  There’s matching cards to extend counting into number identification and  simple addition. We included

• Ten frames
• Number Lines,
• Subitising- standard dice
• Digits
• Numbers in words
• And thinkboards

See Pack Here and get even more out of your egg carton math games!

Don’t forget! There’s even more ideas about teaching math using the humble egg box here…

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