Use these printable bee number cards from one to twenty along with these bee-themed math activities to get all your children buzzing about counting!
Printable bee number cards – one to twenty
Using math manipulatives like this is a great way to get to know numbers. They provide a useful visual reference for children, and are cute and fun to play with.
Swapping your resources to match the themes of the year keeps things fresh and interesting for children – calling their attention back to the materials with renewed interest.
These bee number cards are part of our complete resource of lessons plans about bees and growing sunflowers.
The little bees, along with the activity ideas I’ll share with you, keep math learning hands-on, multi-sensory, and encourage children to use all their senses as they play and learn.
How to use your number bees
Print your number bees (from the Sunflower School Printabes kit) onto card, cut them out, and play. You can laminate them for extra durability if you like.
:: Use them to make a number line. Head here to see how to use a number line for math learning.
:: Use the number bees to play matching games. Print two sets and see if you can match up the pairs of numbers.
:: Place two sets of the number bees face down and use them to play Memory.
:: Hide the number bees around the house or garden and see if your children can buzz around and find them all and place them in numerical order, from small to big, and from big to small.
:: Hide the number bees in a sensory tub and use them in imaginary play. Add counting cards in with your pretend play makes for a number-rich environment which supports children to recognise, be confident with, and use numbers.
Sunflower School curriculum and printables
The Sunflower School curriculum matches a full programme of learning to the natural growing cycle of sunflowers.
It gives you six units of learning:
:: In the spring we’ll focus on planting and watching our plants grow.
:: In the summer we’ll learn about bees and pollination, and celebrate the gorgeous blooms through art.
:: In the late summer and early autumn we’ll turn our attention to harvesting, sustainability, and closing of the growing year.
Bonus sunflower printables
Our Sunflower School curriculum comes with 30 pages of bonus printables that you can use with your children to enrich their learning, including:
- My Sunflower Journal printable
- Lined, plain, and half-and-half journal pages
- Sunflower poems printable
- Sunflower sticker sheet
- Printable plant labels
- Sunflower counting mat
- Sunflower addition mat
- Sunflower subtraction mat
- Sunflower word mats
- Bee number cards
- Bee writing and scissor skills pages
- Garden Creatures page
- Honeycomb alphabet
- Printable seed packets