These cute Hanukkah ten frames are the perfect way to help your little learner practice their numbers, fine motor skills, and one to one number correspondence.
These free Hanukkah ten frames feature the numbers 1-10 with correct number formation graphics, words to trace, and colorful Hanukkah images.
Please note that the eight frame uses the Hanukkah menorah candles. The shammash, the “helper” candle, is not included in the count. This will challenge your child’s attention to detail because they need to count only the candles for the days, which are on the same level in the image. You may need to help and remind them not to count the shammash
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Books about Hanukkah for kids
My family is not Jewish, but my dad grew up in a very Jewish area. He and his siblings were some of the only kids in class on Jewish holidays! I think it’s important to teach children about all major word religions and love the book My Friend’s Beliefs for offering a child-friendly view into different world faiths. The Amazon suggestion is 10 and up, but I received my copy when I was 7 or 8.
This year we found a fun Hanukkah story book for pre-k and k ages children called Little Red Ruthie. Ruthie, when faced with a Wolf who wants to eat her, reminds herself to be brave like the Maccabees. She feeds him homemade latkes until he’s too full to want to eat her, anymore. It’s a lot of fun!
- Hardcover Book
- Koster, Gloria (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
For a telling of the Hanukkah story that’s geared towards the kindergarten age range, The Story of Hanukkah is our top pick. It has a lot of explanation and history, not just a cartoony overview like some other children’s Hanukkah books..
How to print and use ten frames
These cards are simple to prepare and an easy to use, but powerful, learning tool.
How to use ten frames
Although ten frames are frequently used with kindergarteners, preschool and pre-k learners can use them to practice counting and numbers, too. (Especially with some adult help.) They may not be ready to trace the written words with a pencil, but can trace them with a finger, color them in, or “write” them with play-dough snakes.
What are ten frames?
Ten frames are a 5×2 grid of 10 equally sized squares.
Working with ten frames can help your child understand numbers better and truly learn how to count, not just recite numbers in order.
Ten frames can also help your child with subitizing, the ability to quickly recognize quantities without counting each one individually. (If you see two apples, you don’t think “one, two” to yourself – you just know there are two. This is subitizing.)
Ten frames are also helpful for teaching addition and subtraction. It’s easy to point at the frame and demonstrate that 6 is 4 less than 10, for example.
Using these ten frame cards to improve number sense with one-to-one correspondence is easy. Have your child place a manipulative on each image on the card, then immediately cover a box in the ten frame. Covering each image as they work can help young children remember which pictures they’ve counted and which they haven’t counted yet.
When I demonstrate counting and using a ten frame with my daughter, I always work from the upper left corner and go left to right. This helps reinforce left to right reading and writing order.
Materials needed for Hanukkah ten frames
- Free printable ten frames (download link is lower in the post)
- Cardstock or paper
- Laminator and pouches
- Optional but helpful. Cards are reusable and easy to clean when you laminate them.
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Small manipulatives to use as counters and tongs or tweezers, optional
- We usually use bingo chips
- For an added fine motor challenge, have your child place the counters using large plastic tweezers or bamboo tongs.
- Dauber dot markers also work for filling in frames, if they’re not laminated and you don’t plan to reuse them.
How to print and prepare Hanukkah ten frames
First, download your printables. Look for the link further down in the post – there’s an image that says “click here to download.”
Print the pages you want. If your child is just starting to use ten frames, you may want to skip the higher numbers for now.
Laminate the pages, if you’re using a laminator. I recommend laminating the pages for durability. I don’t show laminated pages in this post because it makes taking photos more difficult. Laminating first means you only cut once.
Cut out the cards along the lines. You can skip this step if you don’t have time to cut them out. The pages shown below are from this set of Halloween ten frame printables.
Use and enjoy!
Free Hanukkah ten frame printable PDF download
The adorable Hanukkah clip art is licensed from Clipartino on TPT. Check out their shop of ra wide variety of learning clip art resources.
Like other preschool printables on The Artisan Life, these are for personal and single classroom use (including use with scouts groups, therapy clients, homeschool co-ops, etc.).
I hope your little learner enjoys these Hanukkah ten frames! If you’d like to see more Hanukkah resources, please leave a comment and let me know.