Spring is in the air and the bugs have made their appearance! My kids get so excited if they see butterflies, worms, caterpillars, ladybugs – you name it – during their recess time. I love to build off that interest by adding in some fun, bug-themed learning activities to our day. These bug addition cards are a perfect way to get some addition practice for bug lovers!
Bug Addition Cards
Just like our popular counting bear addition cards, these bug addition cards are fairly easy to prepare. Simply print them out and laminate them for repeated use.
After cutting them out, you are almost ready to go!
I place mine in a small basket or tub with dry erase markers and socks (we use kid socks for erasers – the markers fit inside and it is a great storage system!)
I played with a group first to introduce the cards. First, we picked one up and checked out the cool bugs. 2 ladybugs and 2 dragonflies! We then build the equation to see how many total bugs we have on our card. 2 ladybugs plus 2 dragonflies equals 4 bugs.
We keep building equations until we have solved them all. Then, we erase them for the next group, and can play again tomorrow!
Download Your Set
Ready to play with your own set of bug addition cards? Grab some dry erase markers, and then print your set of bug addition cards by clicking the yellow button at the end of the post.
Then scroll down for even more awesome bug activities!
More Bug Themed Fun!
Looking for more bug themed learning activities? Some of my favorite kid bloggers have put together several fun-filled, bug-filled activities that are sure to be a hit with your kids! Check them out below!
LEFT TO RIGHT:
Ladybug Playdoh Math Counting Mats // Fun with Mama
Get the Bugs Out Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Butterfly Alphabet Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Butterfly World Play Dough Kit // Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Bug Addition Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Caterpillar Word Family Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Bug Race Math Game // The STEM Laboratory
Ant Life Cycle: First, Next, Then // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Collecting Bugs Addition Game for Preschoolers // Stay at Home Educator
Butterfly I Spy Game // Pleasantest Thing
3D Ladybug Counting Game // M is for Monster
DIY Clay Minibeast Tic Tac Toe // Adventures of Adam
Butterfly Life Cycle Hats // Playdough to Plato
Butterfly Count and Color Sort // Powerful Mothering
Visual Closure Activities Bugs Theme // Sugar Aunts
Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Kids // Pre-K Pages
Spring Insects Skip Counting Puzzles // The Simplified Classroom
Ladybug Spot Counting Activity // Play & Learn Everyday
Days of the Week Caterpillar // Fairy Poppins
Butterfly Memory Game // Teach Me Mommy
(Not Shown) Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft // Life Over Cs