Preschool Math ~ Ladybug Number Game
Ladybugs are one of my favorite bugs. Have you tried making any of our fun Ladybug Crafts? My favorite is our long legged paper plate ladybugs. Adorable! So it just seemed natural to create a simple spring number game using ladybugs. Since iIdentifying numbers is something we are really working on, this little spring game was prefect.
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- Wooden Ladybug Clothespins
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Masking Tape
- Wooden Box or Table ~ to tape the craft sticks too.
I love these little Lady bug clothes pins. They are so sweet and make a perfect manipulative for this simple game.
Alternative to purchasing the little Wooden Ladybug Clothespins: use regular clothes pins and add little ladybug stickers, or draw a ladybug. Easy peasy!
Clothespin Number Match-Up:
The premise of this simple game is: Pin the correct number of ladybug clothespins to the number stick (resembling grass).
I simply drew the numbers 1-5 onto the craft sticks, taped them to the back of a wooden box, and encouraged the kids to come and play. They knew exactly what to do, and immediately began pinning them to the little number sticks.
Not only does this simple activity reinforce those all-too important number recognition skills, but it also involves counting, and fine motor skills of clothespin-pinching. Yay!