For our Letter B theme this week, I made this cute bee counting activity for the girls. The activity helps with number recognition and counting.
Get your free printable bee counting activity at the end of this post!
There is a colour and black & white version for those wanting to save on printer ink. I was clearly distracted when printing out copies for the girls, because I sent the colour pages to the printer but didn’t choose the colour settings. So the pages in the photos are not as bright and exciting as they should be. Sigh.
Angie loved this activity. She arranged her bees in different patterns for each number. Emmy just wanted all the bees to go in the hive because, “They need to sleep.”
To use this printable:
Print the pages you want, laminate, and cut out the bees and numbers.
To play, have your child pick a number and place it in the empty space in the sentence above the hive. “I see ______ honeybees in the hive.” (I asked Angie to try to read the sentence out loud, since she has already learned three of the sight words.)
If you don’t want to bother with the number cards, you can use a white board marker to write the number instead.
If you want to sneak in some fine motor exercise, have your child roll playdough bees to place on the hive.
This could also work as a busy bag activity. Simply glue velcro to the back of each bee and each number, and stick the other parts of the velcro on the beehive. I’m going to add velcro to our copies for our December roadtrip. In the meantime, they can go in our growing math/numeracy learning centre.
This bee counting activity is available for free in my Teacher’s Notebook store. Do let me know if you plan to use it, and whether your children enjoy it.
Do you have math/numeracy learning centres in your homeschool?