Lesson Plan

Bug Counting and Quantifying

This interactive insect game will engage students in collecting and counting bugs! Students will catch and count pompoms and use imagination, representation, counting, and qualitative skills during this play based math activity.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to count and quantify a group of objects.


(5 minutes)
  • Show your students some books and read or take a picture walk, if desired, and bring out a fly swatter.
  • Pretend to a follow path of a fly buzzing around and direct your students' attention to group of pompoms on a floor or table.
  • Swat pompoms and verbally model wondering how many you "caught."