Counting Caterpillar Busy Bag (Printable Numbers 1-10)

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Counting with Printable Numbers (1-10) has been so much fun this week. We have been very much into busy bags lately, the kids love them and I love that I can just pull one out to occupy them!

Today’s busy bag features counting as the main goal with number recognition (with printable numbers 1-10) as well as word reinforcement. The secondary objective is color matching.

UPDATE: The printables are now available in both Spanish and French alongside the English version!

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How to make the counting caterpillar printable numbers 1-10 busy bag

To make this busy bag you will need the following.

  • Free printable – now in English, Spanish & French!! (see bottom of page for links)
  • Pom poms (I use the tiniest in this bag)
  • Busy bag bag (optionally use a ziplock bag)

There are two ways you can print the 1-10 cards. For mine I printed on paper and laminated them (check this laminator, it is always going on sale!) or you could print the cards on card stock if you plan not to laminate them. I also have a nice list of laminating alternatives at the bottom of this collection of free printables.


super easy counting busy bag

Once you have printed and laminated your counting caterpillar cards select pom poms for each card in the corresponding colors. Keep these in a special busy bag or ziplock to make sure everything is kept together when not in use.

Once the busy bag is prepared let the kids at it! All my kids LOVE pom poms, so these were first inspected before the cards were even noticed.printable numbers 1-10

The cards were then laid out and the counting and color sorting could begin!

For my 5 year old who is currently learning numbers this is was a great activity for him and for my 2 year old it was a great color sorting and fine motor skill reinforcement.engaging busy bags for toddlers

An up close shot of the actual card. That is one happy caterpillar! 😀

Related: 1-10 Counting and Tracing Numbers (Now with 11-20 Extension!)

learn to count caterpillar

Happy pom pom collector. playing with pom poms and busy bagsOf course packing and unpacking the busy bags is another favorite of my kids!unpacking the busy bag

Counting Caterpillars 1-10 in English, Spanish & French

counting numbers 1 10 english spanish french

counting number caterpillar worksheet 1-20 english french spanish

Check out the 11-20 Counting Caterpillars!

Download them here:

Pin this counting caterpillar printable numbers 1-10 busy bag idea for later!


Counting Caterpillar printable numbers 1-10 Busy Bag with free printable from PowerfulMothering.com

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Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing.
    I work as a kindergarten teacher in Singapore,I really love busy bag activities.
    Thank you so much.

  2. Hi, I would love to have these for my daughter, but we are Dutch.
    Would you like a translation for other dutchies?

  3. Just printed it and can’t wait to use it with my two year old daughter. She attends Montessori School and this is a great way for her to learn her numbers and practice her colours! Thank you!

  4. For some reason, why I print these, the images are not crisp and clean. rather, they are surrounded by pixelation (around the graphics and numbers). Did anyone else experience this? I don’t know if this is an issue with my printer or what.

  5. HI, would love to print these out but for some reason, when I click on the link nothing happens! any solution? Thank you.

  6. LOVED the counting caterpillars! Any chance you have them in 11-20? We are using them in our special ed classroom for our kiddos that are working on their numbers.

  7. This is a great idea for a busy bag. My kids adore caterpillars!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  8. Lovely set of printable caterpillars. Love how this easy activity can be used to learn numbers for preschoolers or for number recognition for toddlers. 🙂

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