First, I gave my kinders a copy of this heart sheet. I told them to color SOME hearts purple and SOME hearts red. The rule was that they could NOT be all red or all purple. The outside of the hearts could be any color.
Here is what they did for subtraction...
Once again, they were given a sheet with ten hearts. I copied it upon pink paper. I told them that they could color the icing of the heart cookies any color.
I cut hands out of skin colored paper for my kinders, but they could also trace their own hands onto paper. The hands were glued to the top of the paper and the plate in the center. The hearts that were NOT glued to the plate were glued upon the hands and around the plate. They then composed their subtraction sentence.
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