These free printable number worksheets are a fun way to count and write numbers 1-10. Insect themed math sheets are fun for kindergarten and preschool kids.
Have a young insect enthusiast in your life? What better way to practice number order and number words than with bugs and insects.
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How to Download
Directions for how to access a pdf version of the printable pack can be found at the bottom of this post.
No physical copy will be sent to you, worksheets are digital copies. One worksheet for each number 1-10.
Free printables can be printed off and used with your preschool and kindergarten aged kids.
A great way to reinforce foundational math skills during the school year. You can also use them for extra practice during the summer months!
If the weather is warm where you live, consider taking these sheets outside. what better way to practice insect counting then to go on an insect scavenger hunt!
Building Math Skills
There are many fun ways to build basic math skills with young children. Manipulating real life objects is a great place to start.
Sorting and classification activities pair well with these sheets. As kids move around and group objects they are learning foundational skills.
Of course, hands-on manipulatives are not 100% required. With these sheets your child will practice number concepts including:
- number sense
- writing numbers
- number recognition
- counting in the correct order
- stating number of objects in a group
These printables are great to use as preschool number worksheets, kindergarten worksheets, or even for 1st grade.
Young children can work on these simple counting worksheets independently or with you.
As a mom I like to go over the counting together. Then give my child the freedom to try the tracing and coloring independently.
Every child is different and has their own set of strengths. You know your child best. Modify the lesson that goes along with these printables to fit their needs.
Free Counting Worksheets
The great thing about these free counting worksheets is each page features only one number.
Your kids can count the number of insects shown in the group. Then they can color in the large number on the page to enforce number sense.
Then, they can use their favorite art supply to color in the pictures of the insects. Think of these free number worksheeets as count, color, and write pages.
Below the image are lines for your kids to practice writing the number in numerical and word form.
As a guide, traceable numbers and number words are provided to get your child started.
Tracing numbers is a fun way for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice handwriting skills.
Fine Motor Skills
Through all of that coloring, counting, and writing your child is practicing fine motor skills. Encourage them to point to the different insects as they count each one.
Many young learners enjoy moving objects around when learning how to count.
Plastic insects can also be used, but may end up being more of a distraction. I had a hard time finding a kit that had the same number of bugs that matched the number on each sheet.
Of course, your child can just point and count the number of objects found on each sheet without using additional manipluatives.
Sometimes, keeping it simple is the best way to make it an independent activity.
If your child is really into bugs an insects make sure to check out these additional resources. Pair these math worksheets with a fun craft or book about bugs.
- Bug and Insect Books (Educational)
- Easy Bee Crafts for Kids of All Ages
- Butterfly Painted Rocks DIY Tutorial
- Free Coloring Pages (Full Collection)
If you would like to see more math worksheets and activities on this blog please let me know in the comments below!
I love creating activities that you want to do with your kids.
These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only in your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free counting worksheets are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com