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Counting Peg Cards – Bugs & Insects

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Years: F - 1

Practice counting objects with a set of 18 insect-themed counting clip cards.

Kindergarten and Preschool Insect Activities

Are you on the hunt for fun insect activities for your early years classes? We’ve got a handy set of peg cards to help your students “Buzz” into counting with one-to-one correspondence. This hands-on activity will have students look at groups of objects (up to 10) and count them.

To play, students will look at the bug-themed pictures on each card and count them. They will then clip a peg on one of the answer choices. Afterward, students will flip the card over to see if the peg matches up with the correct answer (indicated by a teacher-drawn star on the back of each card).

Through this activity, students will show they can count objects up to ten.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this preschool insect activity to enhance learning through small groups or whole class lessons.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the colour PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Provide each student with a collection of pegs to use for this activity. On the back of each card, draw a star behind the correct answer. 

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in each corner to place them on a binder ring. 


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