Free Character Association Flash Cards

Free printable math flash cards to teach kids their addition facts for sums to 10. Cute characters coordinate with optional video lessons and worksheets.

DIY Flash Cards For Kids Math Free Printable

FREE Printable Math Flash Cards For Addition Facts Sums To 10

Are you ready for another great freebie? Hot of the presses, here’s my complete set of flash cards to go along with the video lessons and worksheets I’ve made for learning math facts sums to 10!

I really want my daughter to know her math facts so well that she never has to think about them. Remember when I wrote about Putting The Heart Back Into Homeschooling? I mentioned this as one of my goals that I realized I had been neglecting. I’ve been so focused on getting my first grader grounded in reading that I’ve just been just letting her go through her Horizons math workbook and not paying much attention to it. Eek! My mommy guilt was getting to me, so I decided to do something about it.

I made my whole series of math videos & worksheets awhile ago, but it became evident that we needed to do some major study work. These flash cards have the characters from the movies and worksheets to help your child memorize the facts. I made a point of not explaining the associations, hoping that by making that connection on her own my child would increase her retention of the math facts.

Flash cards are great because they can be used in so many ways. I’m lucky that my daughter likes to quiz herself, but we can play lots of games with these cards too! Here are some ideas:

  • Fishing game. Use a string attached to clothespin to “fish” behind a sheet draped over a table or chair. Your child solves the math fact on the card they catch.
  • Math facts treasure hunt. Hide the cards around the house and have your child find them, solving the math facts as they go.
  • Kleenex box draw. Toss some cards into an empty kleenex box and have your child pull one out at a time, solving them as they go. Sometimes simply changing it up like this can help a more fidgety learner.
  • Simple matching. Place some cards with the problem side facing up and place others with the answers facing up so that each problem card has a matching answer. Have your child make the matches.
  • Play “Go Fish.” Use the double sided printing version but print the answers on separate sheets from the problem cards. Then use the cards with the classic Go Fish rules, only make the matches by pairing the math fact to the answer.

You can read about even more fun flash card games in this post: 12 Fun Games With Flash Cards


I hope you enjoy these flash cards! You can print on cardstock and/or laminate them so that they last a long time.

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2018-07-16T07:13:24-07:00November 8th, 2015|1st Grade, Curriculum, Kindergarten, Math, Preschool|20 Comments


  1. Emma November 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I love your suggestions for the “fidgety learners”. I have one of those! Ordinary worksheets bore her to tears (literally) so I like to see more interactive ones like these ideas! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!

    • pk1admin November 10, 2015 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Hey I have one of those too! When my preschooler was a bit younger we did a lot of slapping cards with dollar store fly swatters, making a path on the ground with cards and hopping to each one, drawing shapes, letters or numbers on a hopscotch with chalk, etc. I love how schooling our kids causes us to dig deep for our creative approaches!

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  3. Kerry November 12, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    These are some great ideas! We are working on learning math facts at home and mixing it up with a few of these games and cards will be great! Thanks!

    • pk1admin November 12, 2015 at 10:29 am - Reply

      I’m glad you liked them! I’m working on a post coming out these weekend of 12 fun games you can play with flash cards – come back and check it out!

  4. Maria November 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    What a great resource tool! This would be perfect to reinforce math skills, but also to encourage those hesitant kids to learn math in a different way. That go fish idea is absolute genius as well 🙂 Thanks for sharing your ideas on #SHINEbloghop.So great of you to join us this week! Have a great weekend.

    • pk1admin December 5, 2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you like these – thanks for hosting, and for stopping by 🙂

  5. Jenn Roberts November 13, 2015 at 8:32 am - Reply

    This reminds me of Times Tales which we LOVE LOVE LOVE. I’m so excited to try this out with my preschooler. Thank you for sharing and thank you for linking up!

    • pk1admin December 5, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Yeah – I totally have those on my radar for when we start multiplication!

  6. Melanie @ Tree Valley Academy November 13, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

    I got to practice my math skills, leaving this comment 🙂 Learning number bonds well, was something I focused quite a bit of time on with my daughter. I always told her, once you know something well, you know it, and it will be so easy for you, second nature, but first we have to learn it. We spent some time on it last year, she was pretty good, now she is forgetting some, so in a month or 2, we’ll be spending time on it again.

  7. Alexandra @ My Urban Family November 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    I love how after all that I had to answer math to leave the comment 🙂 Great ideas here!

    Thanks for linking up! #FridayFrivolity

  8. Kim November 15, 2015 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Flashcards are such way to learn and as you pointed out lots opportunities to use them. Thanks for linking up at #made4kids!

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  11. Lauren November 16, 2015 at 7:50 am - Reply

    That’s so sweet of you to offer these adorable flash cards! I’ll be sure to let others know about them.
    Thanks for linking up with the FrugalMommas team 🙂

    • pk1admin November 16, 2015 at 10:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I really hope you and others like them!

  12. Sarah Eliza November 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    What a great freebie! Thank you for sharing your talent at Friday Frivolity!! Pinning and tweeting. 🙂

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