Counting and sorting bugs in preschool

In the activity box this week, the children found these bright and colorful bugs and bug cards.

The bug cards came from PreKinders – you can go to Prekinders to download your own set if you would like a set…

Some of our students enjoyed sorting the bugs by color…

And others just preferred to play with the bugs…

Notice how everyone at this table is just exploring the bugs….

And all the children at this table were in a big race to sort out all the colors….

Super simple and fun idea for the classroom!

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By |2011-05-14T11:21:49+00:00May 14th, 2011|

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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. Whitney Thompson May 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I think the bugs are from a Discovery Toys set. I have a set that looks just like them, I got about 7 years ago, that also came with some matching and pattern cards 🙂 Very cute idea! I am going to print the jars to use with mine too!

  2. Jessica May 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    These bugs are from Discovery Toys.

  3. artsy_momma May 15, 2011 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Thanks for the links… have been looking for bugs and butterflies for my son’s net and bug holder thingee 🙂 I found some smelly ones at Dollar Tree- these are so much cuter! The bug jars are such a fun idea too.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 15, 2011 at 12:11 am - Reply

      I like the bright colors:)

  4. Evelyn June 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Me encantaria informacion y actividades en español. Gracias

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Hi Evelyn,
      There is a translate button to the right of my blog – perhaps you can try that!

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