With Halloween coming up, these printable spider math mats are a fun way to get preschoolers counting. They are also great for anytime of the year or for use in an insects/arachnids theme. You can use the spider ten frames to teach quantities to your child or student.
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- white cardstock
- Spider Ten Frames (get them HERE)
- markers or crayons
- optional: math counters (these mini Halloween erasers are fun)
How to use the Spider Ten Frames
Print the spider mats and cut in half along the center line. Each printed page has two mats. There are two different versions each with counting mats for numbers 1-10: one set with flies already in the boxes and one set with blank boxes.
Each card has a spider web number on it. Demonstrate how to trace the number with your finger.
For the number 1, color in or add one fly inside the ten frame. Say, “This spider ate one fly.” Color the card.
Continue on to the number two, tracing the number and counting two flies inside the ten frame. “This spider ate two flies.”
Repeat with numbers 3-10.
→ Print the Spider Counting Cards HERE
If you enjoyed this Spider Ten Frame activity, you might like these adorable Monster Math Card printables!