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Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

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Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Hands-on games and activities are the best ways to teach academic concepts to young children. Explore these subtraction activities tailored for Grade 1 students today!

Solving subtraction problems has never been more fun with these Subtraction Activities for Grade 1 students. With these creative games, you can use materials easily available at home to introduce a wide variety of activities through which your children can practise their subtraction skills. Explore games that involve playing with legos, beads, crafted frogs and cats, slider bags and so on. Go on a learning adventure with your first graders today!

This tutorial mixes education and craft to create infotainment. These tutorials will teach you basic subtraction with the help of art and craft. Each tutorial has its own unique way of introducing mathematical rules to kids and making them understand new techniques to learn them. Let’s begin with the tutorials.

Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

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Play Dough Subtraction Smash Game

Play Dough Subtraction Smash Game Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: Mama Papa Bubba

Give an academic twist to your child’s Play Dough by introducing the Subtraction Smash game. All you need for this activity is Play Dough rolled into multiple balls, paper cards with basic subtraction questions written on it and a large tray as the playground. With each new question, watch their smiles as they excitedly subtract the numbers by smashing the balls that need to be taken away. A fun, creative and budget-friendly way of teaching your children subtraction, this activity can be tried with children between the ages of 3 to 6 years.

Penguin Subtraction Fun Activities

Penguin Subtraction Fun Activities

Image Source/Tutorial: Natalie Lynn Kindergarten

Visually stimulate your children with these Penguin Subtraction Fun Activities that you can do within the comforts of your own home. Play as you learn with your child, stretching your imagination and creativity to use colourful fishes and monochrome Penguins, paper cutouts and colours for the purpose of fostering the development of your child’s mathematical skills. Watch as your children in kindergarten improve significantly in Math and start enjoying solving sums!

Subtraction Activities In The Bag For The Classroom

Subtraction Activities In The Bag  For The Classroom Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: The Kindergarten Smorg As Board

Quick, easy and fun to conduct, this activity is a blessing for classrooms with large number of students. All you need is flashcards with subtraction problems written on it, a recording sheet and 11 paper bags labelled 0 to 10, that can be easily made from recycled material. Each student will take a flashcard and drop it in the bag whose number corresponds to their answer. The thrill that accompanies the turn-by-turn process and the checking of answers will make this game a personal favourite for your first graders.

Lego Subtraction Game For Kids

Lego  Subtraction Game For Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: The Kindergarten Connection

Roll the dice and subtract the numbers! This game is an active and engaging way of practicing Math sums with children in first grade. To be played in pairs or small groups, the game has an objective that is easy to understand with a competitive edge that will keep your children on their tiptoes. Take your Lego blocks, basket and dice to add this engaging Lego Subtraction game to your child’s game collection today.

Simple Subtraction Math Game How Many Am I Hiding?

Simple Subtraction Math Game How Many Am I Hiding? Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: Pre Kinders

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The ‘How Many Am I Hiding?’ Subtraction Math game is an inexpensive activity that introduces young minds to subtraction and mental Math in a fun and engaging way. For this simple subtraction game, you will need a bunch of small items, which could be plastic ants, flat gems, mini erasers etc that can fit inside the palm of your hand. Follow the tutorial guide to play this exciting game for first graders, with groups of 4-6 children each.

Play Subtraction Bingo Game

 Play Subtraction Bingo Game

Image Source/Tutorial: Grade School Giggles

Teach your first grade students basic subtraction with this Subtraction Bingo game! A super effective game that boosts children’s motivation to solve the sums faster than everybody else, this game makes Math super fun. With its two step method of first solving all the sums, and then playing bingo with the corrected answers, this game is an effective skill sharpening and enthusiasm boosting tool for educational settings. Play this game with your first graders today!

Slider Bag Number Lines Subtraction Game

Slider Bag Number Lines Subtraction Game Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: Mrs T’s First Grade Class

Creatively repurpose your Ziploc Slider Bags to play this Number Lines Subtraction Game with your first graders. Use a sharpie to draw a number line on the Slider Bag and fill it with subtraction cards. Use the slider to indicate the answer of the subtraction problems. Made with items easily accessible at home, this game is a great choice of activity when your child feels academically unmotivated solving with pen and paper. Increasing motivation and fondness for math are just a few benefits of this game for your young ones.

Beaded Number Rods Games For Kids

Beaded Number Rods Games For Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Common Core Connection Usa

Improve your first-grader’s understanding of mathematical concepts with this creative Beaded Number Rods Game for kids. Grab a pack of beads and some stems (also known as pipe cleaners) and put them together as depicted in the picture. These stems labelled 0 to 10 will serve to make the process of subtraction visually comprehensible for visual learners and cement their knowledge of mathematics in a practical, interactive way. Check out the tutorial and try this game with your first graders today!

Wrecking Ball Subtraction Math Activities

Wrecking Ball Subtraction Math Activities Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: Math Geek Mama

Engage all your child’s senses in the process of learning with these Wrecking Ball Subtraction Math Activities. Solidify mathematical concepts and sharpen problem-solving skills with these hands-on games that encourage mastery of Subtraction in an enjoyable manner. For this game designed for first graders, you will need a set of building blocks (any blocks that can be knocked over will work), Yo-yo, and a Subtraction game recording page which can be downloaded from the tutorial link. Get your first graders started on this game today!

Easter Egg Subtracting With Regrouping Activity Project For Kids

Easter Egg Subtracting With Regrouping Activity Project For Kids

Image Source/Tutorial: You’ve Got This Math

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Overcome every pothole you encounter with your child on the journey of mastering Subtraction, with this fun Easter Egg Subtracting with Regrouping Activity Project For Kids. The attractive visual of the Easter Egg is bound to raise the curiosity of any young learner along with the satisfying action of regrouping the two halves of the broken egg. So just when Math practice starts to get boring, spice it up with this fun way of practising Subtraction and exercising your brain.

Clip Cards for Subtracting Fractions With Common Denominators Game

Clip Cards for Subtracting Fractions With Common Denominators Game Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: You’ve Got This Math

Use daily household items like clips and cards to make your first graders practice Subtraction of common denominator Fractions today. This game represents the fractions in a very creative and attractive way using the visual of a tasty looking pie. The sensory stimulation given by the use of art, colours and the clip to mark the correct answer enhances clarity and retention, while the pictorial depiction makes the concept of subtraction much easier to understand. Make your child see Fractions in a new light today!

Subtraction Math Facts Game For Class 1

Subtraction Math Facts Game For Class 1

Image Source/Tutorial: Learn With Math Games

If you’re a fan of classic board games, you will relish teaching your children this fun Checker game board with a mathematical twist. A game made for two players, this game blends learning and enjoyment in a budget-friendly, simple way. The nature of this strategic game will intrinsically motivate your child to correctly solve questions and succeed in their game. Tickle your first grader’s brain with the two different feathers of Checkers and Subtraction today.

Four Dice Subtraction Game For Kids

Four Dice Subtraction Game For Kids Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: Learn With Math Games

In math and in real life, there is no doubt that practice makes perfect! Practice can be dull but it can also be very exciting. Choose to fill your child’s subtraction practice time with fun and enjoyment with this Four Dice Subtraction game for kids. Call together all your child’s friends to share in the fun after you collect all the materials you need for this game, which are 4 dice, a copy of the dice graph, coloured pencils or crayons. Throw the dice, subtract the numbers and get the game rolling.

Pete The Cat Subtraction Fun Activities

Pete The Cat Subtraction Fun Activities

Image Source/Tutorial: Krogers Kindergarten

Let your child solve Subtraction sums with Pete the Cat’s word problems about his groovy buttons. Engage them in making a cute Pete the Cat craft with buttons that can ‘pop off’ to help connect their mental calculations with real-world applications. Follow this up with a dive into the word problems posed by the Cat. Great for exercising creativity and imagination, these word problems are fairly interesting ways to help your child practise his/her mathematical skills. Enjoy this activity with your first-grader today!

Lily Pad Math Subtraction Game For Second Grade

Lily Pad Math Subtraction Game For Second Grade Subtraction Activities for Grade 1

Image Source/Tutorial: No Time For Flash Cards

Make Subtraction fun for your children with this cute Lily Pad Math Subtraction Game for Second Graders. Gather your props for this activity – some foam circles, permanent marker, plastic frogs and scissors – and prepare for a fun-filled experience. Encourage your youngling to solve the subtraction sums with the use of these cute plastic frogs, or finger counting and witness the mathematical concepts get cemented in their minds right in front of your eyes. Try this fun, frugal and educational activity with your child today!

This completes all the mathematical activities mentioned in this set of tutorials. It had something to offer for all age groups and the tutorials ranged from craft, games to basic pie charts and all of them were equally apt in explaining the rules of calculations. After following all the tutorials above, you can now safely say that your understanding of calculations are strong and basics even stronger. Keep practising the tricks that you learned in these tutorials and keep up the good work.

Follow the tutorials to learn more such cool and educational stuff. Good luck and good bye.

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