I made this ladybug felt craft so that my daughter could count out the dots on the ladybug’s back as she was playing with it. But I realized that she doesn’t always recognize her numbers so I made printables to go along with it.
I made 3 sets of printable ladybug counting cards for this activity.Depending on which one you’d prefer, One set as one ladybug with different numbers of dots on its back, the second set has different numbers of ladybugs on each card. And the third set, only has the number on it for those learners who already know their numbers.
Felt Ladybug Craft Supplies
- Black – head, dots, antennae
- Red – body
This felt craft was super easy, I made the body a red circle and head half of a black circle. The antennae I cut out straight with a bulb on the end. I then cut out 15 black dots for the ladybug’s back. My printables go up to 12 but we always end up losing small pieces, so I made extra.
I laid out the card and my daughter counted out the dots on the back and then I told her to make this ladybug have the same number of dots. She really loved this and now asks to do her math with these ladybug cards.
If you don’t want to make your own felt ladybug I added a large ladybug with dots to the printable so your child can play along as well.
We love this book by Eric Carle – The Grouchy Ladybug, it’s a great book to read about ladybugs because it’s so fun.
Download the Ladybug Counting Activity Printable below:
Once you click on the link, the file will automatically download to the download’s folder on your device.
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