These free printable math worksheets are a fun way to practice cutting and pasting while building basic math skills! Using scissors and glue is a favorite activity for many young learners.
Featuring numbers 1-10 with a butterfly theme. Perfect for young nature enthusiasts in preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade!
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Directions for how to download the cut and paste counting worksheets can be found at the bottom of the post.
On the blog, I love creating free resources that you can use with your kids to explore nature while exploring art, math, science, and language arts.
These free worksheets combine math, science, and art. Each of the ten worksheets in the printable pack features butterflies and flowers!
Your kids can color, cut, and count the butterflies on each worksheet. Then use glue to paste them onto the flowers!
Young children love cut and paste activities. The best part is you only need a few supplies to get started.
Great as a guided or independent activity (of course always provide adult supervision when kids are using scissors).
You can work alongside your child one on one or use these printables as part of a math center.
Use them during the summer months for a low prep math activity. Between the coloring, cutting, and gluing your kids will have fun while getting in some extra practice!
Skills to Practice
- Counting 1-10
- Number Recognition
- Simple Addition
- Fine Motor Skills
- Number Sense
- Scissor Skills
- Hand-Eye Coordination
Your young children can practice counting numbers 1-10 with these printable worksheets. Each page has one number written in outline form that you kids can color.
Below the number are lines for little learners to write the number multiple times. Instead of the number they can even write it out in word form.
A fun way to use these sheets with very young children is to have them trace the outline of the number using their finger. Then they can pretend to write the number on the lines using their finger to draw the number.
Color and Count
Each of the ten worksheets feature black and white flowers and butterflies.
Why not spend some time coloring in these fun designs before cutting out the butterflies?
Watercolor paint, crayons, fine point markers, or even colored pencils are all great ways to color in the designs.
Once complete, your child can cut out the butterflies then count out the correct number.
Learning how to use scissors takes practice and it is a skill that we often take for granted as an adult. Blunt tip scissors are a great choice for children since they are small and feature a curved safety tip.
Depending on your child, you may have to try out a few different brands to find one that they like to use.
My child loves these safety scissors and can easily use them to cut straight and curved lines.
Using scissors your child can cut out the butterflies on the bottom of the worksheets.
I didn't include dashed lines because some children will be ready to cut out circular shapes.
If your child needs a guide, you can use a ruler to draw straight lines between each of the butterflies.
The goal is to roughly cut out each butterfly, as perfecting cutting each one out would be too tedious for preschool, kindergarten, or elementary aged kids.
A large circle or even cutting out square shapes would be fun for young kids!
Is it just me or do young children love using glue sticks? The is something fascinating about applying glue to paper.
Not only is doing so fun, but it is a great way to practice fine motor skills. Between picking up the pieces of paper, flipping them over, and applying the glue there are so many important skills to practice.
Your child will even have fun deciding where to stick the butterflies on the flowers once they apply the glue.
Maybe they are visiting a flower or simply flying around the garden!
Pair this activity with a few children's books about butterflies and you can learn all about these insects together! Pollination, habitat, and why butterflies depend on plants to survive.
If you are looking for additional math practice:
All of these activities are fun during the spring and summer months. A great way to integrate math while exploring bugs and insects.
These free printable worksheets were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free cut and paste math worksheets are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com
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