We love our addition to 10 sets so much that I created a subtraction set to match! This free ladybug printable for subtracting from 10 is the perfect hands-on activity for kids who are just starting to understand what subtraction is and working on subtraction facts.

– Life Over C's Practice subtraction facts this spring with this adorable ladybug subtraction mat & fact cards!

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Materials for the Ladybug Subtraction Mat for Math Centers

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Paper Cutter
  • Ladybug Mini Erasers
– Life Over C's This ladybug subtraction printable is so adorable! What a fun way to practice subtraction facts!

To prepare:

Print pages 3-7 on card stock and/or laminate for durability.

Cut out the subtraction fact cards and ladybugs.

Optional: You can use red pom poms or ladybug buttons in place of the printable ladybugs for a more multi-sensory experience.

– Life Over C's This ladybug subtraction printable is so adorable! What a fun way to practice subtraction facts!

To use:

The student will select a subtraction fact card and place it on the rectangle with the subtraction fact representation at the top of the leaf page.

Then, they will collect the total amount of ladybugs shown on the card to represent the subtraction problem and place them on the leaf.

Remove the number of ladybugs to demonstrate the subtraction problem and find the matching numbered ladybug. Place it on the square with the ladybug to complete the subtraction problem.

Say the subtraction problem out loud to help commit it to memory.

– Life Over C's This ladybug subtraction printable is so adorable! What a fun way to practice subtraction facts!

These ladybugs that I picked up at Michael’s are so cute! They had sticky dots on the back of them, but I easily removed them and just used the wooden lady bugs.

They are perfect for kids who need fine motor practice because they are so small!

You could also use any ladybug buttons or even just red pom poms.

If you want to focus on specific math facts, just remove the extras from the draw pile. This was perfect for introducing addition facts earlier in the year.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful mats, games…grandchildren love them….mother finds it a great way to make indoor time productive.