These free bug number cards are a motivating way for preschoolers to practice counting and number recognition.

Grab your copy of the creepy-crawly bug cards below and then check out our three fun ways to use them.

Then hop over and grab our best selling Number Formation Sheets in our shop!

Getting Ready

To prep, I printed the bug cards (HERE) on cardstock to give them extra durability and make the colors pop.

Then, I cut them apart and invited Middle Brother over to join me. So quick and easy.

Bug Number Cards – 3 Ways to Play

I wanted Middle Brother to first arrange the cards from 1 to 9 bugs to practice comparing and counting. He made quick work of the challenge and soon had all of the cards in their just-right spot.

Bug Number Cards for Preschoolers. So fun!

The next challenge was an obvious follow up: laying the matching number card underneath. As he found each pair, he strengthened his number recognition and number concept. He could easily see that the symbol 1 can look like one dot or one bee.

Then came the real fun: playing a competitive round of Memory. We flipped over all of the cards and laid them face down on our table. We each took turns turning over two cards at a time. If they matched, we kept them.

Bug Number Cards

If they didn’t match, we flipped them back over in the same spot.

Fun Bug Number Cards for Preschoolers

It was a close game, but Middle Brother inched ahead and won the game with 5 pairs to my 4 number cards.

Grab Your Bug Cards

Ready to play?! Download your free bug cards HERE.

Then hop over and grab our best selling Number Formation Sheets in our shop!

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  1. Hi,
    I am a kindergarten teacher from St. John’s, Newfoundland in Canada. I just wanted to express how wonderful I find all your resources, tips and suggestions. I have printed many of your free printables and I am really looking forward to trying them out in my classroom this year!
    Stephanie Starkes

    1. You made my day, Stephanie!! I am THRILLED that you’re enjoying our resources, tips and suggestions so much. You all are the reason that we do this work and it’s always exciting to know that it’s helpful.

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