The Kids on the Bus

I have another quick number game to share! 

I love this one, and the kids had a blast with it.  These little Lakeshore figurines made all of the difference. 

See the bus windows?  It’s like a mini 5 frame! IMG_7455

We practiced taking kids on and off the bus and playing with number combinations of 5.  I wish I could say they could all add and subtract fluently within 5 already, but sadly, that’s not the case.

But, we have a start, right! Later, we’ll do this activity again with whiteboards and write out our equations.


Do you want to try this activity tomorrow?  Click the image to download! I’m keeping it simple leaving it in black line – so go copy it on colored construction paper!







  1. Super cute! I have some that can't even COUNT to 5 yet so I can use it now for counting and later for addition and subtraction. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Super cute! Thanks for the freebie!

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  4. Thanks for posting this & thanks for the freebie!! I played the Caveman game today and my kids loved it! I made a version with numerals and one with dots for my junior kindergarteners and it was so awesome watching all the kids have fun and be successful!

  5. Super cute idea! Context for Learning uses bunk beds and a double decker bus as context for using a ten frame and a Rekenrek, so this is perfect to go with some of my kiddos!

    Teaching in the Tongass

  6. I love the little people you used! Thanks for the very simple to use & implement freebie :)

  7. Thanks for this freebie!! I can't seem to find the children figurines you used on lakeshore's website. What were they called?

  8. Where did you get the adorable counters?