I love everything about spring. The sun is shining. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. Butterflies are flitting around. And, bees are pollinating our plants.
This time of year, it can be hard to focus on our homeschool lessons. However, adding seasonal content seems to keep young kids engaged a little while longer.
So, these new bee math activities are perfect for this time of year. Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will focus on counting, addition, and number recognition throughout the eight activities featured below.
8 Honey Bee Math Activities
All you need for these fun math activities are dot markers (or circle stickers or crayons), 2 die, and a printer. Then, add these fun pages to your spring homeschool preschool lessons.
This is a great way to teach or review number identification with your students. On this activity page, students will find a happy queen bee waiting for them to play I Spy. To play, a parent or teacher will call out a number from 1-25. The child will use a dot marker to identify the correct number on the game board. After they’ve identified all of the numbers, kids can color the bee!
Count to 100
Students will use a dot marker to trace a path from 1-100 through this number maze. For added practice, have them count aloud as they go.
In this activity, students will use two different colored dot markers to create patterns. They will follow the pattern suggestion on each row.
For variation: Children can use colored buttons, mini erasers, round or bee-shaped stickers, or even crayon to complete the activity.
Older preschoolers and kindergarteners can work on this fun addition page. Add the numbers, and use a dot marker to identify the correct answer. If your student needs a little extra help, allow them to use bee mini erasers as counters so they can visualize the problem better.
Students will look at the number on each bee, and use a dot marker to fill in the appropriate number of squares on each ten frame.
Roll and Cover
This activity combines counting and number identification. Students will roll the dice, and then they will add the two numbers. Using a dot marker, they will then identify that number on the activity page.
Which is Smaller?
Have students look at both of the numbers in each set. Use a dot marker to identify the smallest number in each set.
Students will count the bees in each set. Use a dot marker to identify the correct number of bees in each set.
Download your printables here.
Are you studying bees this spring?
Each one of these bee math activities will be a perfect addition your springtime unit study about honeybees. In my brand new 35-page, week-long Let’s Learn About Bees unit study, kids will learn about the life cycle of bees, why they’re important, the role of beekeepers, and so much more. Don’t miss it! It’s on sale for a limited time, and this hands-on unit study is sure to be a hit with your kids this spring.
Click the image below to learn more and to see sample pages. You don’t want to miss this one!