Sunday, March 17, 2019

Bees, Butterflies, & Flowers {Free Printable}

Right now I am in the process of gearing up for April.  Next month we are going to be diving into spring, gardening, wildflowers, bees, bugs, and butterflies.  Last spring we spent a lot of time on the life cycle of the butterfly, and barely touched on bees; this year I want to quickly revisit butterflies, but spend a lot of time on bees.  Makes sense, right?  Anyways, I wanted one activity that could be used for both insects, but also used with several content areas.  Today I'm sharing this single activity with you as a FREE printable!
I am a big fan of having one activity that can be used to teach multiple objectives. It’s a big perk, if that activity will grow with my child & I can use it at multiple stages of cognitive development. And if it is seasonally exciting, well then I. Am. Sold. This is one of those activities, and I have it for you today FREE!  Let me share with you all of the ways we use this in our home.
First get the FREE download, print, & laminate (or put into a page protector).  We like to use mini bee and butterfly erasers.
Roll. Use foam dice to roll a number in the top 2 boxes. If your child is not counting above 6 yet, you can use a single dice.
Add. Ask your child to count up the dots, or to add them together for a sum. If you’re past addition, try subtraction. Comparisons also work great here (write greater than or less than on the sheet, or “write the number of the dice with more dots”).
Write. Your child could write the sum as a digit or a word, both numbers presented on each dice, or trace the digit or word. We use dry erase markers since they erase well on the laminated material.
Count. Using manipulatives, get your child to count out the number that was presented on the dice.
Fun. Enjoy!!!!

If you think that your little one would enjoy learning with this, get your copy here for FREE!
xoxo Darby
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