Ladybug Counting Busy Bag

Ladybugs are a favorite bug among preschoolers, and they are especially fun for counting! I made this busy bag for my class so that we could work on quantity, counting, and even tracing numerals.

Ladybug Counting Busy Bag by Preschool Inspirations

The ladybugs are made of circles that I cut out from foam. I used two sizes, a smaller one that holds up to five glass beads. Then there are larger ones that can hold up to 10 glass beads. The heads are just pom poms with googly eyes, which I attached with fabric glue (and tacky glue would work great as well).

To make this a tactile activity and encourage the children to practice writing the numbers, I wrote the numeral with glitter glue. The texture is perfect for this activity, and the whole class enjoyed running their fingers along the bumpy and glittery numbers.

Ladybug Counting Busy Bag by Preschool Inspirations-2 - Copy

I just invited the children over and they chose which numbers they wanted to start with. We traced the numeral, then they added the glass beads, counting them until the correct numbers were on the ladybug.

Ladybug Counting Busy Bag by Preschool Inspirations-4 - Copy

 

 

Now I want to share some more incredible spring busy bags with you! Visit one of my friends below to see another great activity! 14 Super Fun Spring Busy Bags

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Flower Fine Motor Busy Bag // The Pleasantest Thing

3 Flower Themed Busy Bags // Lalymom

Free Printable Rainy Day Math Mat // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Spring Playdough Mats // Itsy Bitsy Fun

Ladybug Counting // Preschool Inspirations

Flower Petal Patterns // Mommy Needs a Coffee Break

Ladybug Domino Set (Free Printable) // Powerful Mothering

Butterfly Counting // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Calming Spring Busy Bag for Busy Fingers // Lemon Lime Adventures

Free Flower Counting Cards and Book // Wildflower Ramblings

Robin Worm Counting // Sugar Aunts

Spring Lamb Counting // Adventures of Adam

Spring Busy Bag Sheets // Teach Me Mommy

Rainy Day Counting Clip Cards (Free Printable) // Playdough to Plato


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