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Bugs and Insects Number Up Match Puzzles

We strive to make learning fun, and these adorable critters help us do just that. Part of our Bug and Insects Math Activities Pack, these number puzzle cards (1-10) take only a few moments to print and cut out, and will be sure to entertain children while teaching counting, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition.

Print these out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended.

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Garden Felt Board Activity

Children love to use the flannel board, and I give them that opportunity as often as I can. This table top board is perfect for a small group. I like to gather two or three children and have them work together to create a scene. Once the activity is completed, preschoolers practice pre-reading skills by telling oral stories (about their picture) and acting them out. The possibilities are endless. This springtime activity also teaches color recognition, association, and helps improve visual perception skills.

Materials Used:

– Flannel board
Felt
– Our garden board felt templates
Scissors
– A Ziploc to store the felt pieces


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Measuring Bugs and Insects Activity

These measuring cards from our Bugs and Insects Math Activities pack make for a fantastic measurement (non-standard) learning tool.

We used Unifix Cubes, but any small manipulative will work. My Pre-K children worked to see how many cubes long the bugs were. We discussed which were shorter and which were longer, and which bugs were the same length. So, in addition to measuring, we were able to practice size skills and the concept of more/less/same. So much fun, and so amazing!

Print these out on cardstock. For heavy use, I recommend lamination.

downloadDownload this Bugs and Insects Activities pack.

Note: Be sure to also check out our fall measuring cards which are part of our Fall/Autumn Math and Literacy Activities pack. Happy measuring!



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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.

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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