Preschoolers love hands on math activities and need many opportunities to try out and practice new skills. That’s why busy bag activities for preschoolers are so effective, they give kids a chance to play and have fun with math concepts. This ladybug math busy bag lets kids work on number identification, counting and more.
Ladybug Math Busy Bag Supplies
10 oval rocks
red and black acrylic paint
black Sharpie marker
Mod Podge acrylic sealer
How to Make the Ladybug Math Busy Bag
1. Paint the rocks with the red acrylic paint and let dry.
2. Add black dots onto each rocks representing the numbers 1-10.
3. Seal the rocks with the Mod Podge.
4. Hot glue on the googly eyes when dry.
5. Cut out 10 leaves and write the numbers 1-10 on each one. Laminate if possible.
How to Play with the Ladybug Busy Bag
Count the dots on the ladybugs.
Match the dots to the corresponding number on the leaf.
Put the numbers in order.
Compare ladybugs to see which one has more.
Add or subtract the ladybugs’ spots.
Kids can help you paint the ladybugs which is helpful if you want to make this busy bag for a Busy Bag Swap and Moms’ Night Out.
We are hosting our own online form of a Busy Bag Swap every month with our Busy Bag of the Month Series!
Each month Making Boys Men, No Twiddle Twaddle, The Educators’ Spin On It, The Pleasantest Thing and I are teaming up to bring you 5 fun busy bag ideas! Each blog will link to a new one so you can follow the links and see all of our busy bags!
You can also join in the fun! If you are a blogger who has a busy bag post leave it in the comments for us and we will pin it to our Busy Bags for the Kiddos! Pinterest board.
Now hop over to Making Boys Men and check out her Busy Bags with Magnets! I can’t wait to make them for my kids!