# Bug Ten Frame Activities: No-Prep & Hands-On

Bugs have to one of our favorite themes for spring! We are always doing something bug related at some time. It is such a great theme.

Today, I have a new ten frame set with a bug theme. This set has 10 different bugs for kids to learn with.

Ten frames are a favorite because they can be used so many different ways! I love having them for teaching counting, addition, and subtraction.

One thing I love about these sets is that it is flexible is how you use and teach with it. You have options for the different learning styles and levels. You can have one child fill out the ten frame to match the number and another cover the bugs on the frames.

The bug themed ten frame sets could be used in PreK and Kindergarten. Plus it could be a review for those going into first grade.

There are several different types of printables in this set. There are 4 different styles of ten frame cards, ten frame worksheets, and easy reader books. They all work on numbers 1 to 20.

## Ten Frame Cards

Ten Frame cards make great centers for kids to use. I have made a few themed sets but I wanted to add a little more to this set. You are going find four different types of cards. Each card set goes from 1 to 20. Plus there are 10 different bug and insects on the cards.

To make the cards last longer I recommend laminating them.

The first set of cards has a number and blank spaces to fill in. The set has bugs and insects you can use. Or you can use the Learning Resources In the Garden Critter Counters or unifix cubes like we did.

The second set of cards has the number and the ten frame filled out. This is great for kids just working on learning ten frame counting.

The third set has the ten frame filled out and a space to write in or match the numbers. There are number 1 to 20 cards to match space on the cards.

The fourth set of cards is blank all the way around. This allows you to build the numbers as you go. It has a 1 to 10 or 1 to 20 option for them.

## Ten Frame Worksheets

There are three different types of bug themed Ten Frame Worksheets: worksheets with cards, no-prep writing in number and no-prep fill in ten frames.

The worksheet with the cards has two options from 1 to 10 or 1 to 20 or you could limit it to 11 to 20. Each sheet has a ten frame and a blank bee. The kids pull the bee number card and fill in the bee and ten frames to match the number.

The second worksheet is the no-prep writing in the numbers. The worksheet has the ten frames fill out with bees. They write the correct number on the bee to match the ten frame. There are options for 1 to 10 and 11 to 20.

The third worksheet has the bees filled in. They color the ten frames to match the number on the bee. There are options for 1 to 10 and 11 to 20. It is an easy no no-prep printable to use with kids.

## Ten Frame Easy Reader Books

Easy reader books have been a great way to explore different parts of learning. Both of these books are a great addition to this. Each book works a set of numbers 1 to 10 or 11 to 20. There are 10 different bugs for the counting.

Each page in the books has a ten frame with bugs or insects. The book has a spot to fill out how many bugs or insects the boy or girl saw.

If you want to add a hands-on activity to this you can use the blank frame card and fill it out to match as you go. I used In the Garden Critter Counters to go on the cards and had the ten frame that matches the book.

## Bug Ten Frames Set

What you will find in these printables:

• Bug Themed Ten Frame with blank frame and filled out number cards with numbers 1 to 20
• Bug to use in Blank Ten Frame Cards
• Bug Themed Ten Frame Cards with filled out number and Ten Frames with numbers 1 to 20
• Bug Ten Frame Cards – Blank Number and filled out Ten Frame with numbers 1 to 20
• Bug Ten Frame with Blank Number and Ten Frame
• Numbers Cards 1 to 20 to Use on Ten Frame Number Matching
• Bee Number Cards 1 to 20 to use with worksheets
• 10 Ten Frame Worksheet to use with Flower Numbers 1 to 10 numbers and a page for teen numbers 11 through 20.
• No Prep 10 Frame Worksheets 1- 10 and 11 -20 – Fill in the Ten Frame
• No Prep 10 Frame Worksheets 1- 10 and 11 -20 – Fill in the Number
• Bug Themed Ten Frame Easy Reader Book for numbers 1 to 10 (Single Print & Teacher Print)
• Bug Themed Ten Frame Easy Reader Book for numbers 11 to 20 (Single Print & Teacher Print)
• Price: \$4

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