Butterflies are flying all over our neighborhood these days. And it’s no wonder.
We’re right in the middle of spring and, down here, that means the typical six months of summer is on the way. Which means we’ll be seeing butterflies in the yard for weeks to come!
So I thought we’d try a fun, new early math activity – a butterfly counting activity for practicing number fluency from zero to ten!
This is such a cute idea for spring and summer learning. Plus, it’d make a wonderful busy bag for little hands.
Read on to see how to get your set. And, for more early math practice, take a look at our Colorful Birds Matching Activity too!
Butterfly Counting Activity for Kids
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To get started, simply print the butterfly counting mat and the sheet of butterflies and numbers zero to ten.
Then use a pair of scissors to cut out the butterfly cards and the number cards.
All you’ll have to do now is set up the activity by choosing a different number each time. Then your child can practice counting out the right number of butterflies.
Since the number cards go from zero all the way to ten, you can just swap out the cards and let the kids get to work!
Or you can teach the kids how to change the numbers on their own and then challenge themselves.
Make it into a shared activity by switching the roles. Let your child choose a number card and see if *you* can count out the right number of butterflies.
Hint: Get it wrong on purpose a few times and see if your child catches your mistake!
Scroll down to get your copy of our printable butterfly counting activity!
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And see even more ways to make early education fun on my Learning for Little Ones Pinterest board!
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