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Bugs/Insects Math and Literacy Activities

bugs and insect math and literacy activities

We strive to make learning fun, and these adorable critters help us do just that. This Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack contains printable activities that practice the following skills:

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

MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

bugs and insect math and literacy activities

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. Children will work to see how many cubes long the bugs are. Discuss which are shorter and which are longer, and which bugs are the same length. So many learning concepts here! Print these out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use.


bugs and insect math and literacy activities

NUMBER MATCH-UP PUZZLES (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

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.

RHYMING CARDS (COLOR 6/B&W 6)

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


WORKSHEETS (11)

bugs and insects math and literacy activities

With these fun worksheets, pre-kers and kinders will identify and match letters, classify and pattern bugs, segment syllables, use their visual discrimination skills to determine which insects are missing, and so, so much more!

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Note: If you are enjoying the measuring cards from this set, be sure to also check out our Christmas measuring cards which are part of our Christmas Math and Literacy Activities pack. Merry measuring!

christmas math and literacy activities



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Owl Babies Art Activities

My first year of teaching I discovered a wonderful book, Owl Babies, written by Martin Waddell, and beautifully illustrated by Patrick Benson.

Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother missing. “Where’s mommy?” they wonder. Exactly where mommy is makes a wonderful story. In subsequent years, I have read this book to all my classes for Mother’s Day, and have found that it never fails to capture the children’s imagination. After reading the book, the children love making their very own owls, painted with bubble wrap, to take home. I like to extend this curriculum later in the week. We often have a group discussion about owls, their habitats, and the fact that they are nocturnal animals. I then like to follow up with some feather painting.


OWLS – MATERIALS USED:

– Our owl template
– Construction paper
– Large googly eyes
– Feathers
– Paint
– Bubble wrap
– Glue

FEATHER PAINTING – MATERIALS USED:

– Stiff feathers
– Paint
– Construction paper



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Mother’s Day Gift Craft Cans

Many of the children in my classroom have mothers who are very crafty. They love to scrapbook and paint. So this year I decided to to have the children make decorative craft cans for Mother’s Day. In preparation, I covered the cans with foam in a variety of colors (I discovered the best way to be sure the foam adhered properly was to use a glue gun). When it was time to complete the project, I provided each child with a can, some tacky glue and a variety of materials to decorate with. I encouraged each child to pick what they thought their mother would like best. I then sat back and watched some beautiful cans emerge. The children are all very excited about presenting their gifts at our Mother’s Day Tea.


MATERIALS USED:

– Soup cans
– Craft foam sheets
– Scissors
– Glue gun
– Buttons
– Jewels
– Foam self adhesive stickers
– Stickers
– Tacky glue


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