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  • Insect Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten


    Looking for insect-themed Pre-K centers? Kindergarten centers too? These are for you!

    Designed with both Pre-K and Kindergarten in mind, these centers will give you a variety of activities and options for your students.

    Most importantly, they will help your kiddos strengthen important math and literacy skills along the way!

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    This pack is filled with engaging math and literacy centers for Pre-K and Kindergarten students with an insect theme!


    ABC Clip Cards (2 levels) – Clip the letter that matches the letter shown. (Uppercase to Uppercase matching, and Uppercase to Lowercase matching options).

    “A Little Insect” Easy Reader (2 levels) – Print a simple label style version or one with a predictable sentence pattern. Copy two-sided and cut in half for two books!

    Ladybug Letters – Pick a ladybug card and say the letter name. Find and trace the matching letter. (Both upper and lowercase options included.)

    Buzzing Beginning Sounds (2 levels) – Pick a bee card and say the picture name. Find and color the bee with the letter sound it begins with. (One set includes the letter of the beginning sound written on the cards for letter matching support.)

    Caterpillar CVC Match (2 levels) – Match the CVC word caterpillars to their picture leaves by reading the words. (One set includes the words written on the leaf cards as well for word matching support.)

    Syllable Snails – Sort the pictures on the snail’s shell by their number of syllables.

    Swat the Sight Words (Editable!) – Match up the fly swatter sight words to their flies. Record some of the sight words you match!

    Insects Write It (Write the Room) – Pick a card (insect-themed). Find and record the word next to its matching picture on the recording sheet. * Also includes a coloring version (no writing required, color the matching insect).


    Bug Spots Count and Clip – Count the spots on the bugs and clip the total. (sets to 20).

    Grasshopper Before and After – Clip the number that comes before or after in the series (numbers to 20).

    Insect Roll and Graph – Roll the die. Color a space above the insect you roll on the graph below. See which one gets to the top first! *Inserts included if you use your own plastic sleeve dice.

    Butterfly Base 10 – Pick a butterfly card and count the base 10 blocks. Color the butterfly with the matching number.

    Busy, Busy, Butterflies – Pick a card and count the butterflies. Color the butterfly with the total.

    Add the Ants (2 levels) – Pick an ant card and solve the addition equation. Color a sandwich with the sum. (2 sets – addition to 5 and addition to 10.)

    Caterpillar Count (2 levels) – Pick a caterpillar card and count the dots in the ten or twenty frame. Color the leaf that shows how many.

    What’ll Be, Bee? – Pick a card and count the bees on each side. Find the letter of that card and record the equation in the box.

    Subtraction Snails (2 levels) – Pick a snail card and solve the subtraction equation. Use the number line if needed. Color a snail with the answer! (2 sets – subtraction within 5 and 10.)

    Bye-Bye Butterfly – Pick a card and solve the subtraction problem to show how many butterflies flew away. Find the letter of that card and record the subtraction problem. *2 versions – version 2 is pick a card, find and color the butterfly that shows how many are left (no equations).

    Bug Spot Counting Mats – Use playdough or other manipulatives as “spots” on the insect by reading the number or number words (numbers to 20).

    Bug Spot Addition and Subtraction Mats – Use play dough, buttons, or any other small manipulative as counters for “spots” to solve the addition and subtraction problems. Can laminate and use with dry erase markers.

    Black and White Copies of color items are included at the end of the file.

    ⭐SAVE BIG with the Year-Long Bundle

    What educators are saying:

    I love this product. I used this resource in several ways. We took worksheets and markers to our community garden and had a “bug” adding and subtracting center in the garden. I also used it whole class with my projector and smart board as students helped solve problems on the worksheets together. Again, I taught with them in small groups.
    — Pamela K.

    Tons of great centers for insects with a focus on math and phonics skills.
    — William D.

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