I made these bug jar mats to go with the bug math manipulatives I have in my classroom.
Sort by Color:
Sort by Type of Bug:
While I realize not everyone will have these particular bug manipulatives, I figured it was better to share them than not. Also, I think that even if you do not have these bugs, you will at least be able to use the set of counting mats with any little plastic toy bugs or craft foam bugs. With the counting mats, you could also print and copy these, and have children either add the correct amount of bug stickers or draw the correct amount of bugs on them. You might even make a counting book. If you have a unique way to use these mats, add your own ideas in the comments area below.
I know people will ask, so if you are interested in getting a set of these bug manipulatives, they are made by Learning Resources and I have seen them for sale at Amazon.com and in several educational catalogs. (I do not work for Learning Resources and do not receive any compensation from them.)
There are three sets of Bug Jar Mats: Sorting by Color, Sorting by Type of Bug, and Counting. Click the thumbnails below to access the PDFs. If you have any problems with the PDFs, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. You might need to update it.