Working with counting numbers is such an important math skill in early grades.
The trick, though, is that counting numbers don’t always look like numerals. They also appear as objects and number words.
Which is why these three-piece ladybug number word counting puzzles are so helpful for little learners!
These are fantastic for early math centers! Or you could put them in morning tubs for rotations!
Need to help your students learn remotely? There’s even a distance learning version!
Read on to see how to score these for your early math students.
And, for more practice with early math skills, check our our Bee Counting On Math Center!
Ladybug Number Word Counting Puzzles
To print these number word puzzles, 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)
- Astrobright paper (optional)
These puzzles include the numbers from one to ten.
Each puzzle contains three pieces:
- One that depicts the number word
- One that depicts the numeral
- And one that shows a ladybug with the matching number of spots
After you print the puzzles and cut the pieces apart, mix them up and let students practice matching them correctly.
If you need to save on ink, a line art version is also included.
Personally, I love to use AstroBright paper whenever I’m using a line art product.
It adds a nice pop of color without using up all of my color ink.
Add some early numeral and number word writing practice with the write and wipe version of these puzzles!
These feature three pieces as the original set, but the number word and numeral puzzle pieces feature blank spaces.
Laminate the pieces and let students practice writing in the numbers and words on their own with dry erase markers!
Get a look at this product in action in the video below!
Digital Ladybug Number Word Matching Activity
Prefer to use a digital counting activity with your kindergarteners?
This ladybug themed counting practice is also available for use with Google Slides!
With the digital version, students can line up the three puzzle pieces to match the number of ladybug’s spots with the right numeral and number word.
An answer key is also included for easy grading.
Scroll down to get your copy of these print or digital Ladybug Number Word Counting Puzzles!
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