This bug counting activity is an interactive and fun way to get your kids counting and practicing their number writing.
My kids still get confused with 6 and 9 sometimes and my 6 year old still seems to want to write his numbers back to front.
When we do this activity, I use 2 dice – one with dots and one with numbers so that they can learn to count AND identify numbers.
What you will need:
- Free printable (laminate them so that you can use your dry erase markers)
- Dry erase markers
How to play – addition:
You start by rolling the die. Add counters to one side of the ladybug or butterfly and write the number. Then roll again, adding counters to the other side of the bug. To work out the total, count all the markers.
How to play – subtraction:
Roll the die, write the number and add the counters. Roll, add the counters and write again. This time to work out the total, teach your child to subtract the smallest number from the largest number, removing them from the bug and then writing the number of counters they’re left with.
Enjoy teaching counting, addition and subtraction with this cute bug counting activity and printable.
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