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Preschoolers will practice subitizing and counting to 25 with this print-and-go ladybug math activity. Roll the dice, count the dots, and cover the ladybugs!
This hands-on counting activity will be a great addition to your insect or ladybug themed preschool activities. Just print and go!
Here’s a fun ladybug math activity that is perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers. Young learners will work on subitizing and counting to twenty-five with this hands-on math game.
Just print and laminate the math worksheet. Next, gather some mini erasers or buttons to cover the ladybugs on the game board. Finally, you’ll need one dice.
What is Subitizing?
Subitizing is the ability to look at a small group of objects and know how many there are without counting. It’s an important skill for young learners to develop as they work on number sense.
One way to teach subitizing is with a dice. When kids roll a dice and see two dots, they should recognize this stands for the number two.
How to Play
Have your student roll the dice and count the dots on the side facing up. See if they can name the number represented without actually counting the dots. If not, continue playing this game until your child has it mastered.
After naming the number on the dice, have your child cover the same number of ladybugs on the game board. This is a great way to practice one-to-one correspondence and counting to six.
Kids will also be strengthening their fine motor muscles as they pick up each counter and hand-eye coordination as they place the counter on the game board.
When all of the ladybugs are covered, challenge your child to count all of the squares they covered.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT LADYBUGS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about ladybugs. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Ladybugs – Follow a ladybug through the four stages of its development from egg to adult, and learn about its behavior and habitat—plus, how little ladybugs help protect crops by eating harmful insects.
Are You a Ladybug? – Introduces the life cycle of a ladybug, showing how it changes from an egg to an adult ladybug.
The Grouchy Ladybug – As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.
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