Find your Partner

Did you watch Fran Kramer’s presentation at the Virtual Teaching Expo?  She had a fantastic idea called “Find Your Partner” – it’s so simple, but so fun for the kiddos.  I can not wait to get back to school to try it out!  You can do it with all sorts of skills.

All that you need to do is print out these cards and add a little popsicle stick for a handle.  You don’t have to do that part, but I think it makes it SO much more fun!  Pass out the cards to your kiddos and direct them to “find their partner!”

I made a little community helper set for you to use with teen numbers and 10 frames (plus 9 and 10 to round it out!)  Let me know how it goes with your kiddos.

Thanks Fran, for the great idea!


Love the comments, keep ‘em coming!


  1. LOVE this... just sent it off to the printer... more to laminate but I love it!

  2. You are awesome. These are great. Thank you so so so much.


  3. This is wonderful! I'm planning my community helper unit later this month. I can't thank you enough for all these great resources. I did find one more thing I'll add. Kaye Espinosa gave me the Who Will I Be Today? TLC book. This will fit in with the unit perfectly. 15 projects to choose from.
    Thanks for all your hard work!

  4. When I do this activity I call it Mix and Match and play music and when I stop the music they have to sit on the carpet with their partner. Then I switch the cards, play music and they dance around and find their partner then sit. they love it!

  5. Thanks for sharing, very cute love it.

  6. THese are cute! I actually have something similar on my class site:

    Thanks for sharing your hard work. :)


  7. Thank you thank you for your kind freebie! I am in love with your work - very high quality and a joy to use in my classroom! :)

  8. Very Fun!! Love that the ideas keep coming!! Thanks!!

    ps. using your Community Helpers Unit in AM stations starting Tomorrow!! CANT WAIT!! I know they will LOVE them!! Just like everything else I have of yours!! Soooo creative!!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing! These are super cute!

  10. These are great! Thank you so much for sharing these! I can't wait to use these with my students!

  11. Thanks for the cards. I thought the same thing when I was watching Fran, such a great simple idea. Your cards are cute and will be much more fun than the plain cards I have. Thanks again, hope you are feeling better!


  12. Thanks for the cards! I have been using Fran's idea since I "attended" the conference. We've been finding our partner with numbers on cowboy hats (cowboy poetry time here in Elko)


  13. A great idea :) I plan to use them for a center! :}


    1. Thank you for your freebie! I cannot wait to use this in my classroom. My kiddos will be so excited!

  14. Thank you so much for posting all of your wonderful ideas and making so many of them free. You have really helped get my mind rolling on new ideas. Thanks again!! You are a wonderful teacher!!! Melinda Anderson

  15. This is a really neat idea that I think I am going to try with my preschoolers. Thanks for posting! I love your site and all your ideas!

    Heather Mix
    An Interesting Mix

  16. Hi Kathleen! I am loving doing "Partner of the Day" activities in my class too! Thanks for sharing your great ideas and materials. I am using your February song in my calendar binders and I am hoping you will post the March one soon. I tried to look at a past March post, but it wouldn't open the downloads for me. If you won't be posting the March song, could you send it to me?
    Thanks so much!

  17. Wow! What an AWESOME set of freebies!! Thank you so much, this is great!