Hands-On Bug Themed Counting Mats: 1 to 10

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.

Free Hands-On Bug Themed Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - 10 different mats with two options for bugs and insects - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Free Hands-On Bug Themed Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - 10 different mats with two options for bugs and insects - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

You can see how we placed the unifix cubes in the ten frames and the In the Garden Critter Counters on the mat. We used the playdough to build the number.

Free Hands-On Bug Themed Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - 10 different mats with two options for bugs and insects - 3Dinosaurs.com

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.

Free Hands-On Bug Themed Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - 10 different mats with two options for bugs and insects - 3Dinosaurs.com

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
Free Bug Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - hands-on math with playdough number and ten frames - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out these other Bug Activites & Printables:

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

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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