Every year, as winter starts to fade into Spring, I wait for one thing: bees.
The sight of bumblebees in the backyard is what truly lets me know that the Spring season has officially arrived.
Seeing them set out in search of pollen for the year lets me know that those warmer, sunnier days are here to stay and although I’m sure that we’ll be seeing them before too long, the cold, dreary days of winter have taken their toll and made it impossible to wait any longer.
So, the decision was made. If we can’t find any outside just yet, we’ll have to make do with some new bee-themed activities inside and this counting bees matching game seems like the perfect way to spend our time while we wait, ever so impatiently, for the real thing to show up.
Counting Bees 0 through 10
With a matching game like this, your child will get the opportunity to work on a number of skills including matching, counting 0-10, number recognition, one to one correspondence, and the hexagon shape.
You can use these as simple matching cards if you’d like or flip them over for a game of memory.
Either way, they’re perfect for Spring and a great way to work on those early math concepts with your preschooler.
This activity can easily work into your current Spring theme unit or, if you’d like to take it a step further, you can use it to start building a separate bee theme for your little learners that will allow them to celebrate one of nature’s hardest working insects.
The counting cards are super easy to prep either way.
Just print them off, cut them out, and run them through your laminator for durability.
Before you know it, your little one will be buzzing their way through these early math skills.