Kids either love it or hate it.
When I was a child, I was definitely in the “hate” camp until my mom bought a set of counting bears home.
I remember playing and learning with those bears from Kindergarten well into third grade.
When Monkey was old enough to start preschool, I purchased my own set of bears for hers to use.
Now that Bo is finally old enough for formal math, she’s using them as well.
You could say our family math tradition is counting bears.
To celebrate this tradition, I made these math counting bears learning worksheets to teach Bo addition and subtraction.
These counting bears printables are all word-based problems, which helps Kindergarten kids think critically, and they are fun to solve!
Don’t forget to check out all the other fun counting bear activities in this thematic unit list.
Counting Bear Activities
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Counting Bears Graphing // Sara J Creations
Counting Bears Alphabet Match // Modern Preschool
Counting Bears Roll and Cover Math Game // Mom Inspired Life
Counting Bears Fine Motor Alphabet Mats // Letters of Literacy
Counting Bear Pattern Cards // The STEM Laboratory
Counting Bear Counting Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Counting Bear Clip Cards // Playdough to Plato
Write and Wipe Subtraction Cards // Pages of Grace
Multi-Sensory Task Cards // My Creative Inclusion
Using Counting Bears During Story Time // Homebound but Hopeful
Counting Bear Activities // Fairy Poppins
Write and Wipe Addition with Counting Bears // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Counting Bears Sorting by Size // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Counting Bear Word Problem Challenge Cards // Schooling a Monkey
1 Simple Way to Make Math Fun with Counting Bears
Learning with counting bears seems like it can get boring after a while, and it can, but that’s why I made these fun counting bear math printables. With this printable and the other counting bears activities in this thematic unit round-up, you’ll be a bear believer again in no time!
What you’ll need for this activity:
- Counting bears
- Counting bear challenge cards
Print the challenge cards onto cardstock paper. For greater durability, laminate the cards.
Cut out the cards, then read the cards to the Kindergarten kids and let them solve each problem.
Place bears and challenge cards in a basket to make a fun counting bear math center activity!