Counting ladybug dots in preschool

The children played a simple lady bug game today…

The children matched the number of dots to the number of dots on the lady bug.

Everyone had a turn giving it a try…

They counted together as they worked together…

The pom-poms made nice dots that felt good to the sense of touch…

This was a fun game to help the children practice counting their numbers. Handling those little black dots required a little fine-motor concentration!

Here is a nice Ladybug Printable you can check out from Fun with Mama!

Leave me a comment and I will respond right here:)

By |2010-09-05T09:00:52+00:00September 5th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Teacher Tom September 5, 2010 at 11:02 am - Reply

    No matter how far you go in math, it’s all just sequencing and grouping, isn’t it? (Actually, I never made it beyond Calculus, but at least it’s true up to there!)

    • Deborah J. Stewart September 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      LOL – I never made it to Calculus! So for me, sequencing and grouping is about as far as I get! LOL!

  2. katherinemarie September 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    What a splendid and FUN learning idea!!! :):) I would love to laminate lots of our “games” like this— do you have any recommendations as to where I could find a reasonably priced laminator and refills?? :):):) My bday is quickly approaching! maybe I’ll put it on my bday list.

    • Deborah J. Stewart September 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Our school has a big one but it is not cheap:) I have one that I got from Office Depot along with a box of laminating pockets. I have been using it for years and years.

  3. Gail P September 6, 2010 at 9:01 am - Reply

    You remind me of a much loved ladybug game I made years ago and it’s holding up pretty well. I cut out leaf shapes and wrote a numeral on each one. then laminated. Next I spray painted some beans with red and added the head and spots with permanent marker so they look like ladybugs. The children love adding bugs to match the numerals on the leaves. For more advanced kids you can write a math equation on the reverse of the leaf omitting the answer and the children add the lady bugs to create the equation and use a dry erase marker to write the answer if they can.

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