Get out your counters or bugs and have fun counting to ten with these bug counting mats. And after that, crawl over and check out more Free Insect Worksheets for Kids!
I love creating fun themed math worksheets that kids can use to learn. My daughter just eats these up. She’s not a fan of bugs, but these bugs are cute so she didn’t mind them.
We have these plastic bugs that my kids like to play with so we used them as math counters for my daughter’s counting mats. She had a lot of fun counting out her bugs. I showed her how to place it on the ten frame but she also like to add them to the pictures as well.
Recommended Bug Books
Grab your favorite bug books to discover how bugs are roaming the earth, where do they like to hide and to learn more about your favorite bug.
How to use the counting mats
Use your favorite counters or math manipulatives, my daughter’s favorite are pom poms, you can use counting chips, bears, m&ms, it doesn’t matter. Get your kids counting up to 10 and have them place the counter in the 10 frame box.
You can also use these to addition and subtraction up to 10 as well. I like to say what is 4 more than 2 and my daughter has to count and add them up. Or 5 less than 8.
Download the Bug counting mats (10 pages) here:
You know how I like to do things, look out for more bug themed printables, I like to work on one theme before moving onto the next. In the mean time, take a look at my Princess Counting Cards or Pirate Counting Printables.