Ladybug Counting

One to one counting is such an important skill for young math learners.  This Ladybug Counting activity practices counting up to 10.  Your kids will love counting the ladybugs on the leaf and recording the number.  After they count the ladybugs on the cards, they can create their own ladybug leaf.
To prepare this activity, I first printed the ladybug counting cards on white cardstock.  I used my paper trimmer to cut the cards.  I recommend laminating the cards so that students can record the number to match how many ladybugs are on the leaf and erase when finished.

I also printed the ladybug recording sheet printable for students to glue their own ladybugs on.  

We grabbed some crayons, scissors, glue, dry erase marker and crayon, and we were ready for some ladybug counting fun!

To begin, students first picked one of the ladybug counting cards.  There are cards for numbers 1-10.

Students picked cards one at a time.  This was the first cards picked.

The student pointed to each ladybug and began counting..."1, 2, 3."  They recorded the number 3 in the circle on the card.  

Students continued counting ladybugs until they had recorded for all 10 cards.  

Then students were ready for the ladybug recording sheet printable.  

For the recording sheet students were able to choose how many ladybugs to glue on their leaf.  In the example below, 4 ladybugs were cut and glued on the leaf.

There are lots of possibilities for using these counting cards.  They are great for small groups, a math station, sensory bins...lots of possibilities!  

Ready for some ladybug counting fun?!  Just click the image below to grab your FREE download!
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