Free Printable Bug Counting Puzzles {1-10 Number Sequence}

Published: March 9, 2022 · Updated: February 29, 2024 by Sacha — This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full disclosure.

Looking for a fun, hands-on way to teach your little one to count? These free printable bug counting puzzles are SO cute, and they’re a great way to help toddlers and preschoolers learn to recognize numbers and place them in the right order!

Mockup of spring counting puzzle printable with two puzzles.

There are lots of different ways to help kids learn the skills they’ll need in school, but the best ways are the ones that are both fun and educational.

And if you want to help your child recognize numbers, these cute counting puzzles are the perfect way to do that!

Not only is this activity low-prep and easy to set up, but it is also entertaining, and it will allow your child to visualize the numbers from 1 to 10 in a concrete, hands-on way.

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Includes our spring counting puzzles as well as 31 MORE pages of printable counting activities perfect for toddlers and preschoolers:

  • Ladybug counting activity
  • Number tracing from 1-20
  • Dot marker activity pages
  • Q-tip coloring pages
  • Number circling activity
  • Play dough mats

How to Print This Activity

This PDF file is meant to be printed in US Letter-sized format (8.5 x 11 inches), but you should be able to print it on A4 paper as well. To do this, you will need to double-check the “Scale to Fit” setting on your printer to ensure that none of the printable area gets cut off.

I highly recommend that you print the puzzles on cardstock rather than regular paper. This will make the puzzles a lot sturdier and will prevent them from tearing while your child handles the different pieces.

If you don’t have any cardstock at home, you can glue the printed sheet to a second piece of paper before cutting up the puzzles. Just make sure to add glue to the entire back surface of the puzzles or the two sheets of paper will come apart after cutting.

Download Your Free Insect Counting Puzzles

To download these counting puzzles to your phone or computer, click the download link below the image (no sign-up required). Make sure you download the PDF by clicking on the text link below, as the preview image is not print resolution.

Spring counting puzzle printable with two puzzles.


(Please note that this activity is for school and personal use only and cannot be redistributed. When sharing this printable, please link to this article rather than directly to the files. You can read our full printables terms of use here.)

Who Is This Activity For?

Because they are so hands-on, these bug number puzzles are perfect for younger kids who aren’t ready for worksheets. Preschool learning activities should be as engaging as possible, and this printable is a fun way to help them work on their math skills in a way that is developmentally appropriate.

(And even if you have kindergarten age kids who are old enough for worksheets… educational activities should be fun! So why not use these puzzles to give them some extra practice?)

What Will My Child Learn?

This activity is designed to be a hands-on way for kids to practice their counting sequence, number recognition and counting skills.

As your children complete the picture by placing all of the numbers in the correct order, they will learn not only to recognize the numbers from 1 to 10, but also in which order they should be placed. This will help them develop number sense, which is an essential skill for young learners.

Puzzles also help kids develop their fine motor skills because they require kids to grasp and move small pieces.

How to Use Your Printable Puzzles

1. Print Puzzles

The first thing you’ll need to do is to print the PDF on US Letter-sized cardstock (8.5 x 11 inches).

Printed counting puzzles next to scissors.

2. Cut Puzzles

Use scissors to cut along the black line that surrounds each puzzle.

Puzzles cut out from page with scissors.

Then, cut along the dotted lines to separate the puzzle pieces.

Scissors cutting bumblebee puzzle.

3. Place Numbers in Order

Once you’ve separated the puzzle pieces, it’s time to play! Shuffle the pieces of one puzzle and have your child put them back in order either by matching up the images or by placing the numbers in the correct sequence.

Bumblebee puzzle separated into 10 pieces.

To make this activity more challenging, you can mix up the pieces from both puzzles instead of keeping them separate. That way, your child will also have to figure out to which puzzle each piece belongs.

Bumblebee and butterfly counting puzzles completed.

Can I Use This Printable in My Classroom?

Yes, you can! I love providing free resources to fellow educators. This easy prep activity is perfect for the spring theme and can be completed individually or in small groups (which means less prep work for you).

If you’re looking for more cute bug activities that will help make numbers fun for your students, you can also grab the full spring counting bundle from my shop! The bundle features 32 pages of activities that are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Mockup of spring counting puzzle printable with two puzzles.

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7 thoughts on “Free Printable Bug Counting Puzzles {1-10 Number Sequence}”

    • Hi Marguerite,

      The download is available right in the article! Just scroll down to where it says “Download Your Free Insect Counting Puzzles” and you’ll find a link that says: {DOWNLOAD LINK} SPRING COUNTING PUZZLE (1-10) right below the preview image. Clicking on that link will take you straight to the download.

      Hope you enjoy the printable!


    • Hi Sayeda,

      If you scroll to the bottom of the article and enter your email address in the form under the heading “Request Your Free Printable 1-10 Counting Puzzles Here!”, the puzzle will be send to your inbox.


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