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Bugs/Insects Math and Literacy Activities

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy Activities

Let’s get buzzy and have some fun with with this Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack. It contains 17 worksheets and 6 learning center activities that are sure to engage your learners while strengthening the following skills:

– Patterning
– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Set recognition
– Seriation
– Measurement
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Number ordinal concepts
– Graphing
– Classification
– Number formation
– Concept of more/less/same
– Visual discrimination
– Association
– Beginning letter sounds
– Uppercase letter recognition
– ABC Order
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions

MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

These measuring cards make for a fantastic measurement (non-standard) learning tool. We use Unifix Cubes, but any small manipulative such as pom poms, vase gems or mini erasers will work.

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Children will work to see how many cubes long the bugs and insects are. Students may use the included Bugs and Insects Measure and Record worksheet to record their measurements. Discuss which are shorter and which are longer, and which are the same length. So many learning concepts here! Print these out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use.


Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

The included worm and snail measuring cards are optional. While the snail and worm are neither bugs nor insects, they ARE “creepy crawlers”, and these cards have proved to be a hit with children. If you decide to use the snail and worm, be sure to explain why they are not bugs or insects. Please know that these two cards are not featured on the Bugs and Insects Measure and Record worksheet.

BUILD A BUG PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Supply students with playdough, googly eyes, foam hearts, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, and cut pieces of straws and pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks. Students will choose a card and build a bug using the “recipe”. The hearts can be used as wings, and the straws and pipe cleaners as legs and antennae. OR the items may be used any way the children see fit. 🙂

NUMBER MATCH-UP PUZZLES (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards in half and have learners match the quantity of bugs/insects to their corresponding numeral.

BUG OUT! LETTER SPIN & COVER GAME SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4) AND SPINNER (COLOR 1/B&W 1)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Provide vase gems, mini erasers, pom poms, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. Dot markers may be used for the black and white sheets. Young learners will spin, identify the letter, and cover it on their sheet. Continue until the sheet is completely covered. When using this activity in small group, children will take turns spinning. First player to cover his/her sheet wins. Trade cards and play again!

RHYMING CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Children will say the name of each picture and find and cover its rhyming partner. Supply plastic bugs, mini erasers or another small manipulative for children to use as markers. Clothespins may also me used. Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use).


BUGS IN A JAR SYLLABLE COUNT & CLAP GAME CARDS (COLOR 3/B&W 3) AND SYLLABLE PICTURE CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut out the jar cards along with the syllable cards. Students will say the picture (bug) name and clap and count each word part. Learners will then place the picture card on the appropriate jar labeled with the amount of syllables. This activity, along with the Critter Clap & Count worksheet (included in this packet), makes for a ton of syllable fun.

WORKSHEETS (17)

With these fun worksheets learners will identify and match letters, classify, pattern, segment syllables, and so, so much more!

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The Carrot Seed Carrot Craft

The Carrot Seed Carrot Craft

The children’s book The Carrot Seed is a simple classic that teaches perseverance, and the method of planting a seed and helping it grow. This delightful story, which was first published in 1945, has never been out of print. The Ruth Krauss’ straightforward text and Crockett Johnson’s clean illustrations work to create a timeless, victorious, and fulfilling story for readers of any generation.

A small boy plants a carrot seed. Unfortunately, everyone in the boy’s family is certain the seed will not grow.

“I’m afraid it won’t come up,” they each say.

However, the boy remains self-assured in the carrot seed’s potential and his own ability to care for it. Eventually, he is able to harvest a carrot that measures the size of his faith.

The Carrot Seed Carrot Craft

Now your young learners can have a huge carrot of their own that they can be proud of. Simply provide each child with a carrot (pre-K children should cut out their own), and a sheet of orange construction paper. Have the children tear the paper into small pieces. Then encourage them to glue the scraps onto the carrot until most of the white paper is covered. To complete the project, they will glue green strips of paper for the carrot top.

MATERIALS USED:

– Green and orange construction paper
– Our triangle carrot template
– Glue
– Scissors

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Free Bugs and Insects Count and Clip Cards

Free Bugs and Insects Count and Clip Cards

These count and clip cards are a fun way for children to improve their number sense. They encompass many math skills and concepts: number recognition, number quantity, one-to-one correspondence, counting, and set recognition. Added bonus: they also make a fantastic fine motor skills activity. Just print, cut, and grab some clothespins. For heavy use I recommend laminating the cards.

downloadGET THESE FREE COUNT AND CLIP CARDS.

NOTE: Be sure to check out our Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack, It’s chock-full ‘o fun and learning, and makes the perfect addition to these clip cards.

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy

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