We've got you covered with cool and engaging addition activities for grade 1.* *

*F*__irst Graders__ and __Addition__ go hand-in-hand!

*Let's help make it Fun and Engaging!*

__Some important concepts kids learn in First Grade:__

*Numbers and Counting * Addition & Subtraction * *

*"*__Addition-Subtraction____ Satisfaction__*" *

In the first engaging activity, kids build addition and subtraction skills!

**Instructions:**

- Add each pair of numbers in the four corners and write the
in the empty circle in the middle of the two numbers.**sum**

*In the picture below, we've added the numbers, 5 and 6, in the top two circles and put the sum of 11 in the empthy circle between them.*

- Continue in the same way,
the remaining pairs of numbers located in the outermost circles of the large square.**adding**

*As you can see in picture below, we filled in a 13, 11, and 9 in the other three circles after doing the sums of 6 + 7, 5 + 4, and 7 + 4.*

- Next, is the
. Subtract the pairs of red numbes in the picture and put the result in the middle circle of each pair.**subtraction**

*As seen in picture below, we did the following subtractions: 13 - 11, 11 - 9, 13 - 11, and 11 - 9. We put the results in blue in the circles in the middle of the two numbers subtracted. *

- Last but not least, we
the four blue numbers, and put the sum in the circl in the last empty circle in the middle of the four blue numbers.**add**

*As seen in picture below, we added 2 + 2 + 2 + 2, and the final result for the puzzle is 8! Mission Accomplished!*

**Choose Your Own Numbers**

If you want to tailor this activity for your studnent's particular level of understanding, you can **choose your own four numbers to begin** that fill in the four corner circles. We've provided a blank template here, so we've got you covered.

Or you can try some of the ones we've already filled in and see how they work for where your students are.* *

In first grade, kids will learn to add and subtract numbers up to 30, which means they'll not only deal with one-digit numbers, but also two-digit numbers.

They'll also encounter basic word problems that will model everyday life situations.