Penguin Spin and Write

Happy Winter!  Aren't penguins just the cutest?!  This Penguin Spin and Write will have your students working with numbers 11-20.  They will be counting dots, subitizing, and writing the number.  It's perfect for independent work, partner work, or a math station.  
This activity is super easy to prepare.  I first printed the Penguin Spin and Write mat on white cardstock (free download found below).  I printed the color version, but there is also a black and white version that could be printed on colored cardstock.  I recommend laminating the mat so students can use a dry erase marker with it.  Then I grabbed a pencil and paper clip for the spinner.  I also grabbed a dry erase marker for writing the number and an eraser.  Then we were ready for some Penguin Spin and Write.

To start, students first spun the 11-20 spinner.  Then they counted the dots on the ten frame.  Students could also subitize (instantly recognize) the ten frame arrangement.  Then students wrote that matching number on a penguin belly.  
In the picture below, the student spun a ten frame with 17 dots.   They recognized that ten dots and seven more dots was 17.  
The student wrote 17 in a penguin belly.  
Students continued spinning, counting, and writing until they had filled in all of the penguin bellies with numbers.  
Students could erase the numbers and begin the activity again if there was still time left to work.
My blogging friends and I have teamed up to bring you some FREE penguin themed resources!  Check out all of these amazing resources below!

Penguin Alphabet Clip Cards // Kindergarten Connection
Penguin Short Vowel Sorting Center // Mrs. Jones Creation Station
Penguin Research // The Primary Post
Free Penguin Number Bonds // The Simplified Classroom
Penguin Writing Craftivity // Literacy with the Littles
Penguin Color Clip Cards // Fairy Poppins
Penguin Cut and Paste Sentence Writing // The Letters of Literacy
Penguin Addition Games // Sara J. Creations
Penguin Spin and Write // Recipe for Teaching
Penguin Playdough Mat // Teach Me Mommy
Editable Penguin Board Game // Fun Learning for Kids
Penguin Emergent Reader // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Ready for some Penguin Spin and Write fun?!  Just click the image below to grab your FREE download!
BONUS DOWNLOAD!!  Also included in this Penguin Spin and Write resource is a Comparing Numbers penguin themed mat!  For this activity students spin the 1-20 spinner.  They write the number in the first penguin belly.  They spin the spinner again and write that number in the second penguin belly.  Students compare the numbers to determine which number is greater and which number is less.  There is a number line for students to use to help compare the numbers.
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