Bug Jar Counting Activity for Google Slides and Seesaw

This bug jar counting activity can be added to Google Slides and Seesaw for a fun way to practice learning to count to 20 in preschool or kindergarten.

An ipad with a bug jar counting activity on it. Students use Google Slides or Seesaw and drag the number of bugs shown to the bug jar.

Bug Jar Counting

We are loving this digital version of our popular bug jar counting cards! This version can be used when students don’t have access to printables and manipulatives like mini erasers. Instead, we use virtual bug mini erasers!

While using this activity, students will get lots of practice with number identification, counting to 20, and one-to-one correspondence. It’s super simple to use and lots of fun too.

An ipad with a bug jar counting activity on it. Students look at the number on the slide and drag virtual bugs over to a bug jar to count out that many bugs.

Setting Up the Bug Counting Activity in Google Slides

Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.

The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with you students, but it is quite simple to do.

If you are a instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.

Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.

A free counting activity with a bug theme that students use on Seesaw or Google Slides.

Setting Up this Insect Counting Activity in Seesaw

Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.

You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.

A fun bug theme counting activity for learning to count to 20 on Google Slides and Seesaw.

Learning to Count

There are slides for numbers 1-20, so you can assign different groups of students different slides, if you want. Some could be working on only 1-10, while others are working on 11-20. It is very easy to delete slides you don’t want to use.

This activity is very self-explanatory and easy for your students to use. All they must do is grab the bugs and drag them over to the jar.

To begin, students will go to the first slide and look at the number in the top left corner.

Once they have identified what number it is, they will drag that many bugs over to the jar.

This continues until they have gone through all of the slides you have assigned.

A fun bug counting activity to use on Seesaw and Google Slides.

I hope your students have lots of fun while they practice counting!

If you have students who have moved beyond counting and on to simple addition, you should check out these bug jar addition mats.

Click the button below to get the FREE bug jar counting activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.

Click here to subscribe

Do you love Boom Cards? Click this link to get the free Bug Jar Counting Boom Card deck! It’s self-checking and has audio of every word!

Check out these other Google Classroom and Seesaw activities!

Telling Time “Clip” Cards for Google and Seesaw

Counting Coins Money Activity for Google Slides and Seesaw

Non-Standard Measurement Activity for Google Slides and Seesaw

2D Shapes Activity for Google and Seesaw

Google Classroom and Seesaw Activities for Kids

Editable Snap Cube Math Mats for Google Classroom and Seesaw

Interactive CVC Word Building Activity for Google Classroom and Seesaw

Spring Editable Sight Word Building Mats for Google Classroom and Seesaw

Alphabet “Clip Cards” for Google Classroom and Seesaw