# Adding with Objects from Stories - Lesson for Preschool, Chapter - Addition Story Problems (#'s 1-5)

In the enriching lesson "Adding with Objects from Stories," preschool students will embark on a captivating journey through the magical realms of numbers, engaging with enchanting stories set in the Arctic and amongst a diverse array of animals. The chapter on Addition Story Problems (numbers 1-5) nestled within the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Unit, is designed to introduce our young learners to the foundational concepts of addition in a fun and interactive manner.

Through activities such as the "Adding in the Arctic Worksheet" and the "Animal Add Up Worksheet," students will learn to visualize and solve addition problems by connecting them with familiar objects and characters from the stories. These worksheets not only aim to spark the students' imagination but also to strengthen their ability to associate numbers with real-world objects.

Moreover, the inclusion of acting or using objects to solve addition story problems encourages hands-on learning, allowing students to physically manipulate objects to understand addition. This tactile approach is vital for preschoolers, as it enhances their cognitive understanding of abstract mathematical concepts by grounding them in tangible experiences.

Estimated classroom time: 10 min
Chapter: Addition Story Problems (#'s 1-5)
Unit: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Within 5
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Acting or Using Objects to Solve Addition Story Problems
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• ### Activity 1 / Adding in the Arctic Worksheet

Do your kids know what and where the Arctic is? Can they tell you some of the animals we can find in the Arctic, and what kind of weather is prevalent there? In this worksheet, you can show your kids what the Arctic looks like, and also introduce them to the types of animals we can find there. Look at the pictures with your kids, and teach them the names. Then, help your kids add up the animals and then circle the correct answer.

• ### Activity 2 / Animal Add Up Worksheet

Animals are fun to play with and look at. You can see animals in most places; at the zoo, at parks, on farms and even at the homes of people who have pets. Use this worksheet to help your little kids get better at identifying some animals, and also how to improve their addition skills. Look at the picture with your kids. Help them identify each of the animals shown, and then add up each of the animals. Check the box under the correct answer.

• ### Activity 3 / Acting or Using Objects to Solve Addition Story Problems - Quiz

Students will be assessed on their ability to comprehend and solve addition story problems, with the support of visuals.