Ladybug Number Bonds to Ten Game (Number Bond Cards)

Cute ladybug spot Number Bonds game for toddlers and preschoolers - spring themed number matching game

Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your little ladybird lovers practice their math skills? This Ladybug Number Bonds to 10 game is a great activity for those creepy crawly fans!

Your little ones will need to carefully count the spots on one side of the ladybug, then find the matching half to complete the number bond to ten.

Why Are Learning The Number Bonds Important?

 

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard the phrase number bonds before. If you don’t work in education there’s a good chance you won’t have.

Number bonds, or as they’re sometimes called number facts or number pairs, are simply pairs of numbers that add up to another number.

So the number bonds to 10 are the pairs of numbers that add up to 10. So, 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7, 4 and 6, 5 and 5 and 10 and 0.

Number bonds are extremely useful for you children to learn as they can help improve their number sense and provide a mental picture of the relationships between two numbers.

This will make mental math a lot easier and helps with subtraction as well as addition. If they know that 9 + 1 = 10, and they have a strong mental picture of this, then they can easily see that 10 – 1 = 9.

What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?

cute Printable ladybug number bonds to ten matching cards for preschool and kindergarten - hands on math activity with a minibeast theme

While using this number bond worksheet, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some early math skills such as:

  • Number sense – the ability to visualize numbers and understand relationships between numbers
  • Counting skills – they’ll have to count the spots carefully to ensure they are matching the halves correctly
  • One to one correspondence – this important skill (trickier than you may think) is the ability to only touch and count an object of a set once
  • Adding and subtracting – understanding addition and subtraction and the inverse relationship between them

How To Prepare This Ladybug Number Bond Game

This one’s pretty straight forward!

First you’re going to want to download the number bond cards by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page. 

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Once you’ve downloaded them, you’ll need to print them off, cut and possibly laminate them.

Printable ladybird number bond game for preschool and kindergarten - spring math center activity

Then mix them up and spread them out.

Then your little learners will need to carefully work out the correct missing number to complete the number bond.

Then find the matching card to complete the ladybug.

Enjoy!

Printable ladybird spot Counting game for preschool and kindergarten - spring math center activity

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