I love counting bears and, of course, hands-on, fun math activities for kids. Ever since I was a tiny child, I love the little bears! I used to collect them and treat them like stuffed animals. To honor my younger self, I have created these fun counting bears printables with simple word problems that can be solved using counting bears!
I remember playing and learning with counting 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.
1 Simple Way to Make Math Fun with 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!
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!
Materials Required for Printing the Counting Bear Math Challenges
First, enter your email in the box below to access the counting bear math problems. Next, make sure you have counting bears (this set is awesome)!
Then check to see if you are missing any supplies to print and protect the challenge cards in this handy Amazon shopping list.
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How to Use Your Counting Bear Challenge Cards
First, download your FREE counting bear math challenges using the links in this post.
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!
Practice with the challenge cards and make your own to ensure that basic math facts are memorized and kids are ready to move on to the next level of learning.