Use this Chinese New Year red envelope printable math mat for Chinese New Year counting, addition, and subtraction activities.
Chinese New Year red envelope printable math mats
Red envelopes are a special symbol of Chinese New Year.
At the lunar new year celebration, red envelopes are filled with money or chocolate gold coins and given to children as a gift and blessing of prosperity and good fortune for the new year.
How to use this play dough play mat
Use this red envelope printable play dough mat to give your math practise a Chinese New Year-theme.
Print the mats, as many as you would like, and write a number or an addition / subtraction question in the gold rectangle on each of the envelope. You can set the questions to match whichever level of math your children are working at: simple counting, addition, subtraction… just be sure to have each question equal an even number (as is the Chinese practice of giving coins) to give good luck!
You might like to laminate the play mat so you can use it again and again with a wipeable pen.
Then invite your children to use play dough or gold coin tokens to fill the envelope with the correct number.
The mats are great to get children:
:: exploring sensory learning
:: developing fine motor skills as they work with the play dough
:: practicing counting, addition and subtraction as they work out the answers
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