Counting mats are something I used to always want with my girls. I could never find the right mat to go with the themed I was looking for.
One of the popular themes year around is bugs. I thought making these bug counting mats would be a fun addition to the site.
Plus they have playdough feature to them as well.
This post is part of the 5 Days of Bug Printables.
The mat is a great addition to the bug printables on the site.
The counting mats are perfect for kids working on their numbers 1 to 10. They are straightforward and easy to set up and make a great math center for preschool and kindergarten. Each one has a ten frame which is a great way for kids to work on the start of math.
If you are looking for a fun bug book to pair with this mat check out the The Icky Bug Counting Book. You have loads of bugs and counting.
Each of the counting mats has the number written out, a number for playdough, ten frames and flowers for the background. You can see how I set up each of the mats. I used playdough, In the Garden Critter Counters, and unifix cubes.
I often laminate the pages if we are going to use them often. But if I’m out of laminating sheets or only using one time, I’ll use a sheet protector on the pages. I might also used the sheet protectors to store them in a 1 inch binder. I just put all the pages in the sheet protectors back to back.
I love that these mats can be as flexible as you want them to be. You can be as creative with the hands-on part as you want. Plus you could just use the butterfly toob and use this as a butterfly mat.
Graphics from Melonheadz Illustrating.
What you will find in these printables:
- Numbers 1 to 10
- Ten Frames for Counting
- Number Digit and Number Word
- 10 tokens for the 10 frames
- 10 bugs
- 10 butterflies
Check out these other Bug Activites & Printables:
- Easy No-Prep Bug ABC Find Printable
- Bug Pack Update!
- Itsy Bitsy Spider Pack
- Wiggly And Squirm With The Bug Gross Motor Dice
Check out all 5 days of the Bug & Insect Themed Printables:
If you are looking for more Bug printables check out the Round up of Bug & Insect Printables.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com