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1 Simple Way to Make Math Fun with Counting Bears

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Math.

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.

Add these math challenges to your list of fun math activities for kids!

These math counting bear printables feature word challenge cards teaching kindergartners addition and subtraction. Perfect as a math center activity!

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
These math counting bear printables feature word challenge cards teaching kindergartners addition and subtraction. Perfect as a math center activity!

Print the challenge cards onto cardstock paper. For greater durability, laminate the cards.

These math counting bear printables feature word challenge cards teaching kindergartners addition and subtraction. Perfect as a math center activity!

Cut out the cards, then read the cards to the Kindergarten kids and let them solve each problem.

These math counting bear printables feature word challenge cards teaching kindergartners addition and subtraction. Perfect as a math center activity!

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.

These math counting bear printables feature word challenge cards teaching kindergartners addition and subtraction. Perfect as a math center activity!

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