Do your kids love bugs like mine do? All kinds of creepy crawling, flying bugs. There aren’t too many that really creep my girls out. I have learned to tolerate them, but I’m not really in love with them. Except for lady bugs. Their little red and shiny bodies with all the tiny black spots. They are so darn cute and no two are the same. They make perfect theme for these Ladybug Counting Cards as well.
Have you used counting cards before? These free printables can be printed out, laminated and used over and over. They are helpful for children of all stages in counting development. If your child is just learning to count, if your child is learning the sequence of numbers, if your child is learning to connect the visual to the verbal or so many other stages. Even if your child has mastered counting to ten, these cards will help reiterate the sequence and numbers for him or her. Using the lady bug manipulatives also helps with fine motor skills. How fantastic is that? And they are just so cute, aren’t they?
Materials needed for Ladybug Counting Cards:
Paper and/or card stock
Mini ladybug manipulatives
To prep: Print and laminate the ladybug counting cards (download below).
To use: Have your child cover the pictures of the ladybugs on the counting cards with the correct number of ladybug manipulatives.
These cards are perfect for new learners who are not ready for independent counting. The kids simply cover each ladybug picture on the card as they are counting. That way they know when to stop for each number.
Using counting cards is inexpensive and extremely beneficial for so many children, of all different ages. We love using counting cards in our house. My daughter loves the fun themes and I love how helpful they are to her learning. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
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