LADYBUGS Math, Science and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool & Pre-K

LADYBUGS Math, Science and Literacy Centers and Activities for Preschool & Pre-K
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This Ladybugs activity pack is developmentally appropriate for preschool and pre-K children and for pre-readers, and would work well in a study of insects, or a Spring curriculum plan.

43 pages

Besides the activities, songs, stories and games listed for the day, this pack includes these centers and printables:

• Ladybug stick puppet

• Ladybug large photo poster

- Life cycle poster in color to introduce topic

• Life cycle printable b/w – discuss and color.

• Put life cycle flashcards in order.

• Large ladybug dots pages in color and b/w– use for bingo daubing, one to one matching of pompoms and counters, painting with finger tips and Q-tips, writing numbers, directed coloring etc

• Center - ladybug math mats – print as many mats as you need, and write a number on each page. Children count sets of ladybugs on to the mats.

• Fine motor printable - Ladybug tracing – trace the line form each ladybug to its leaf.

• Science discussion - In winter, ladybugs hibernate in sheltered places, such as in hollow logs or under dried fallen leaves. Draw some ladybugs hibernating.

• Center – match ladybug spots to numbered leaves 0-10.

• Play dough mats. Make spots for each ladybug according to the number and 10-frame. Also, counters etc. can be placed on the 10-frame spots.

• Ladybug puzzle – print 2 copies on cardstock. Cut up one and match to the other.

• Ladybug alphabet flashcards upper case – use for recognition, matching (2 copies), room décor.

- Counting rhyme printable to "read" and draw. Also, 5 ladybug manipulatives to use with the counting rhyme, in color and b/w.

- Colorful Color Words Ladybugs –use for color and color name recognition, matching and sorting (print several copies, and taping to matching items in the room. Or hide them outdoors.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to click on the PREVIEW link to see some more pages, and to make sure this is the educational level you are looking for.


Pre-K Theme for a Day is a series of mini teaching topics that are focused towards preschool and Pre-K learners. Although the activities are written to cover one full day of activities and related games, centers and other printables, there are enough ideas to extend the theme longer if needed.

Instantly ready to use. Very few additional items are needed to present the activities besides basic art supplies and cardstock. Use the centers from year to year. This series of teaching units saves time and money, and all activities are solidly supported by the foundational concepts leading to the Common Core Kindergarten standards. You can slide a unit effortlessly into your usual curriculum lesson plans when you are in a hurry, or you can use the units as a central focus of your curriculum.

The learning areas included are:

• A Spark! Activity to ignite interest in the topic

• Large group learning time

• Discovery centers

• Music and movement

• A story suggestion

• Small group game, and a

• Record and remember activity

All the printables needed are included – click on the activity description to go to the related printables.

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