Math concepts + hands-on activities = meaningful learning.
It’s science, y’all.
Well, not really, but I have noticed that when students get to use manipulatives or games to reinforce math lessons, they remember them so much better.
And that’s why I’ve come to love math centers. They’re just adorable and awesome, especially for early grades.
To welcome spring, I thought it would be fun to share a bee-themed counting math center that helps students learn how to count one more and one less!
This is a wonderful resource for kindergarten and first grade students who are working on counting fluency.
Read on to see how to get your set! And, for more spring math fun, don’t miss our Flower Repeated Addition Worksheets!
Bee Buzz and Spin! Bee Themed Counting Math Center
To use these bee themed counting math center activities, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Laminator (optional)
- Dry erase markers (optional)
- Transparent spinners (optional)
This product includes:
- Four bee-themed spin and cover one more or one less worksheets
- Four bee-themed spin and cover find the number mats
- Four bee-themed spin and cover count one more game boards
- And four bee-themed spin and cover count one less game boards
You can use these as a one-time practice activity or you can laminate them for reuse at centers or in morning tubs.
To play the spin & cover one more or one less games, students can spin the numbers on the bee and find the number that is one more or one less than the numeral they land on.
Cross them out with dry erase markers (if the pages are laminated) or pencils until they’re all gone!
If you want to make a simple spinner, just use a paper clip and a pencil point.
Students can hold the pencil upright and spin the clip to see which number it lands on.
If you prefer to use game spinners, though, these transparent spinners are perfect!
And they’re sturdy enough to stand up to multiple uses.
Scroll down to get your copy of this Bee Buzz & Spin Spring Math Center!
Don’t miss these other spring math activities!
To get your copy of this spring-themed Bee Counting Math Center, click the image or the link below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!