Buzz Buzz! I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz on using games and engaging activities to help preschoolers, and other children, learn! This Buzzing Bee Math Cards and Game is a fantastically fun way to help kids identify numbers 1-20.
Free Printable Bee Themed Number Activity For Preschoolers
Strengthening number identification and recognition is a crucial step for learning math. Furthering math education can not happen until numbers are understood and recognized.
We also love this Lady Bug Math Game!
This adorable game is not only perfect for strengthening number identification but having fun too!
The supplies needed to prep this activity are fairly simple and quick.
First, print out the activity sheets. The download is at the bottom of this post.
There is one honey comb number mat that includes numbers 1 through 20 in random order.
There are 20 numbered bee math cards as well as 4 blank cards.
Cut the bee math cards apart from one another.
Choosing to laminate is optional. I like to laminate to preserve the life of the activity but as I said, this is completely optional.
Take the yellow pom poms and draw black lines on them to simulate the black and yellow lines on a bee.
To play, mix the cards up in random order. You can turn them over, so the bee is face down or you can place them up.
Children pick a card to determine which number they will work with. Next, find the number on the number mat and place a pom pom bee on that number. Place the card to the discard pile. Pick a new number math card and repeat the steps until the whole number mat is filled.
This is also a fantastic activity for practicing fine motor skills. Children will use their fingers to practice pincer grasp
For another fine motor and math activity check out this Dinosaur Ten Frame printable set.
Use the blank math cards for simple addition or subtraction equations and then children can put pom poms on the answer located on the number mat.
Without using bee cards with equations, you could say simple math equations. Ask the child to write the equations on a piece of paper and record the answer on the number mat with a pom pom.