Ladybug counting and sensory activity- is that a thing?
A couple of weeks ago I made some Bottle Cap Ladybugs for my girls learning fun. We have been using them a lot and the possibility for some ladybug activities just has not stopped.
Ladybug Counting and Sensory Activity
Today I want to share a math activity that I did with my preschool aged child while we were exploring the number six. We are still learning one on one correspondence with the word number of each number. This preschool sensory activity seemed to really help her with learning the word numbers.
Ladybug Counting Materials:
- Black beans (I use two bags)
- Bottle cap ladybugs
- Bottle cap numbers
- Word numbers on index cards
- Sensory bin (I have a medium sized bin from dollar general)
Ladybug Counting Setup:
- Pour the black beans in a sensory bin
- Add the rocks and swish the beans around, hiding the rocks
- Add the numbered bottle caps and swish everything around again, hiding some of the bottle caps
- Add the ladybugs, sticking the in the beans mixture.
- You can place the word number cards in the bin or outside the bin
Directions to play:
- Have the child take a word number say what it is out loud
- Then find the numbered bottle cap and the ladybug with that many dots on its back.
- We also counted out the number of black beans and rocks.