Bug Story Problems

We have been busy bees working on addition and subtraction in kindergarten!  These addition and subtraction bug story problems are perfect to work on addition and subtraction skills with your young learners.  My students loved them!
These are easy to prepare.  I first printed the materials I needed.  The free download (found below), includes an addition and subtraction story problem.  I chose to do the addition story problem with my students so I printed the grass story mat, the story problem page, and the bees and butterflies.  I like to have my students glue their pages to an 11x17 sheet of construction paper so I also grabbed some of that, in addition to some scissors and glue.  Then we were ready for some bug story problems! 
They each got 10 butterflies and 10 bees.  My students were able to choose how many butterflies and how many bees they wanted to put in their story problem.  I love doing open-ended type math problems because it allows my students some choice in their work.  
Once students decided how many bees and butterflies they wanted to have in their story problem, they then cut out that many of each and used a glue stick to glue them on the paper with the grass.  
Students then completed the blank lines in the story problem and the equation to match the number of butterflies and bees.  They also got to color the bugs they used in their problem.
I was so pleased with how my students did with this and they really enjoyed doing it.  Check out some of their awesome work!  I love how some of them added some extra details into their work!  



Be sure to stop by and see what other awesome bug activities my blogging friends have to share with you by checking out the links below:

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Ladybug Life Cycle Wheel // The STEM Laboratory
Bug Subtraction Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Ladybug Editable Sight Word Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Ladybug One More One Less Activity // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Bug Jar Addition and Subtraction Mats // Fun Learning for Kids
Counting Ants Math Game // Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
Insect Theme Prewriting Practice // Stay at Home Educator
I Spy Bugs Sensory Bin // Teach Me Mommy
Bug Counting Clip Cards // Playdough to Plato
Ladybug Counting Cards 1-20 // Powerful Mothering
Homemade Butterfly Playdough Kit // Sugar Spice and Glitter
CVC Bug Matching Game // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Bug Story Problems // Recipe for Teaching
Bugs: How Many Syllables? // Liz's Early Learning Spot
Bug Theme Bingo Cards // Schooling a Monkey
Ten Frame Game More and Less // Sara J Creations
Buggy Partner Cards // Simplified Classroom
Ready to grab your FREE Bug Story Problems?!  Just click the image below to grab your FREE download! 

Looking for more story problems?!  Click the image below to grab another FREE story problem to use with your students!

Also, check out my Subtraction Stories pack in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  Click the image to check it out!
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