Don’t you just love Butterflies? I do! I remember, as a child, chasing them around the yard to try and catch them. Now watching my girls do the same is such a sweet part of being a mom. They are so much a part of spring and so unique and beautiful in their own way.
These butterfly mini-erasers just make me smile. My girls love them too, which makes doing these math activities that much more exciting!
Simple prep: Print & laminate the activities. Cut apart the counting cards. Assemble the three spinner activities by placing the paper clips onto the paper fasteners and poking them through the center of the spinners. Attach a small piece of tape to the back of the paper fastener to secure it.
12 pages of fun butterfly math activities for your preschoolers!
Ten-Frames & Tracing Cards for Counting to 10
Use an erasable crayon or marker to trace the number words on each card. Then use the butterfly mini-erasers (from the Target Dollar Spot) to count out the numbers as the kids cover each item in the ten-frame.
Butterfly Sorting Spinner Game
To play, spin the spinner and place a mini-eraser of the matching picture. This is a great time to work on naming colors because they will have the opportunity to repeat them many times. You can also work on counting when the child decides they are done spinning.
Count the mini erasers on each color and discuss which item has the most, the least or the same.
Butterfly Graphing Spinner
Spin the spinner and place a mini-eraser in the correct column on the graph. Continue until one of the butterflies reaches the top of the graph. This is another great opportunity to discuss more than, less than or equal.
Butterfly I Spy Counting Game
Use the mini-erasers as place markers as the children count each butterfly.
Record the answers on the bottom of the mat with an erasable marker or crayon (we LOVE Crayola Dry Erase Crayons!)
Butterfly Pattern Mats
3 levels of difficulty make these pattern mats perfect for everyone! Work on ABAB, ABC, and AABB patterns with these simple pattern mats.
Butterfly Counting to 10 Mat
A simple mat for counting to 10! The kid will fill in each box and count up to each number. Great for reinforcement of rote counting skills and perfect for kids who are just beginning to count since the boxes will fill up when they add the correct number of mini erasers.
Spin & Cover Color Game
Cover the correct color of rocket as the child spins the spinner. Such a fun way to learn about matching & colors!