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