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Hungry Unicorn Math – Subtraction Sensory Bag

Hungry Unicorn Math is a fun pre-k, Kindergarten Math activity where kids will practice subtraction in a silly way. This subtraction practice is engaging so students are excited to learn. We’ve found hands-on math activities help kids remember better than simply using unicorn math worksheets.

Hungry Unicorn is a fun, hands-on Kindergarten Math activity where kids will practice subtraction as they feed the unicorn. #kindergarten #hungryunicorn #subtraction

Unicorn Math

Looking for a fun way to get kids to work on subtraction skills? These fun, free printable unicorn math themed subtraction cards and sensory bag will have even the most reluctant kids playing and learning with a fun sensory experience! This is such a fun way to make subtraction practice fun for preschoolers and kindergartners.

Unicorn Math worksheets

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Unicorn themed Subtraction Game for kindergarten and first grade students

Kindergarten subtraction games

Print as many copies of the unicorn subtraction mat as you need for the number of students in your class (you could play these in groups). Be sure to laminate the mats and the cards (it’s only 1 full page). Make enough sensory bags for each group.

Prepare and cut up the laminated subtraction equation cards. Place them in a seal-able zip lock bag or use a rubber band to keep these strips together. To create the sensory bag, you will need 2 tablespoons of hair gel and a zip lock bag along with some colorful buttons. Place at least 12 buttons into the sensory bag and then the two tablespoons of hair gel. Close the zip lock bag carefully and then use your fingers to move the hair gel around the bag to cover it. Place the subtraction mat behind the zip lock bag ready for play.

Kindergarten Math with a fun hungry unicorn theme that makes practicing subtraction fun for kindergartners

Hands on subtraction activities

Kindergartners will choose a subtraction card and then use their fingers to move the buttons around to show the subtraction equation. For instance, if they pull out the strip ‘4-2=’ then they will move 4 buttons to the box on the left from the top right corner of the bag. They will then move 2 buttons to the unicorn’s mouth. What a great way to learn and understand subtraction!

 

Unicorn Math Games

This task can easily be differentiated with your learners. So have the younger kids work on identifying numbers and moving buttons to the unicorn to show one-to-one correspondence and more advanced learners working on their subtraction skills.

This activity is hands-on and perfect for kids to use when they need a refresher or some more subtraction games. Kids will love the sensory experience! What a great way to reinforce a love of learning math!

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Subtraction Printables

Looking for more subtraction worksheets and subtraction games to make learning to subtract fun? Check out these subtraction math ideas and free resources:

We have thousands more Free Kindergarten Worksheets and Kindergarten Math Worksheets to make learning fun and easy for kindergartners!

 

Unicorn Printables

Is your kid nuts about Unicorns? We have more unicorn theme printables to keep those kids engaged!

 

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Yara

Yara is the founder of Sea of Knowledge and an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from.

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