This caterpillar math activity is a great addition to your caterpillar theme, butterfly theme, Spring theme,, or children's book theme unit or lesson plans. The hands-on activity is easily differentiated and is great for preschool and pre-k math centers, math work stations, or math tubs. Plus.....it's an engaging fine motor activity!
*Please note that this product is included in my Caterpillar and Butterfly Math Bundle for Preschool and Early Childhood . If you purchase the money-saving bundle, you DO NOT need to purchase this product.
This set was recently updated and includes the following:
- 7 clip cards with numbers and dot patterns
- 15 clip cards with numbers
- 2 clip card covers
- printable caterpillars
You will need a clothespin clip to complete the activity.
There are more than one opportunity for couninting on the cards., so it's easy to challenge advanced students. The cards can be used to compare to the classic children's story as well as to practice numerous early math concepts. Using a clothespin is also a great activity to help build fine motor skills.
Object Counting: Count the objects on a card and attach the caterpillar clip to the correct numeral or dot pattern on the bottom of each card. Challenge kids to find additional opportunities for counting the objects on the cards.
Numeral Recognition: Compare the cards. Find cards with the same numeral or dot patterns on the bottom. Make the caterpillar “eat” all of the 5’s, 3’s, etc.
Construct the Same: Ask your child to count the same number of objects as pictured on the card using coins, buttons, or other objects.
More/Less/Compare: Select two different cards and ask your child to tell you which one has the most, the least, the greater, or the fewer number of objects.
One More or One Less: After counting the objects on the card, ask children how many objects the caterpillar would eat if he ate one more or one less.
These cards are suitable for use in your preschool, pre-k, special education, early intervention, speech therapy or homeschool classroom. Use them in your math centers or take-home math bags.
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