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Ladybug Addition and Subtraction Activity

Free | 3 pages (PDF)|Grades: K, 1 - 1

A fun and simple adding and subtracting activity.

Use this fun, hands-on activity to help consolidate your students’ knowledge of simple addition and subtraction.

How to use this resource:

  • Print out all of the pieces on cardstock for added durability.
  • Students roll a pair of dice. They place the matching number of counters for one of the dice on the left side of the ladybug and the matching number of counters for the other die on the right side.
  • Using the number and symbol cards, students make the number sentence they created on their ladybug.
  • Students find the sum or difference by using the counters on the ladybug’s back.

For a great extension activity, why not have your students generate a problem situation to match their number sentence.

This resource is great to use as a math center activity to practice addition and subtraction using concrete models.

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