Addition with Pictures 2

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10305

Did you know you can learn addition with pictures in addition to just writing problems? Be a human frog and jump into this lesson using chalk, and homemade Gak! Adds up to smart fun!


Arithmetic, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Whole Numbers and Operations

learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


We need your good jumping skills today for our addition lesson. Are you up for it? You are going to be a human frog! Ribbit!

Get ready for your outdoor math lesson!

  1. Print the Frog Printable found in Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.
  2. Cut out the frogs.
  3. Bring them outside, along with sidewalk chalk.
  4. With the help of your parent or teacher, make a large number line, from 0-10, that you can walk on. Here is an example of a number line you can draw:

Number Line

  1. Now, try out a problem: 2 frogs + 4 frogs = ___ frogs.
  2. The problem starts with 2 frogs, so put 2 frogs on the number line, one on the 1, and one on the 2.
  3. Now, you are going to hold the rest of the frogs and jump forward 4 spots, putting a frog down at each number.
  4. So, starting at the 2, jump to 3 and put a frog down, jump to 4 and put a frog down, jump to 5 and put a frog down, and the last jump, jump to 6 and put a frog down.
  5. You just added 4 frogs to the number line!
  6. Jump off and count how many frogs there are now.
  7. The answer in addition is called the sum. So what is the sum of 2 frogs and 4 frogs? 2 + 4 = 6!

Jump on down to the Got It? section to solve some more problems!

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