Count & Graph Insects Activity


Count & graph Insects is a fun, hands-on graphing worksheet to work on visual discrimination, counting skills, and introduce your child to graphing skills.  This insect printable can be used with preschoolers, Kindergartners, and/or 1st Graders for graphing practice! Just print, count, & graph!

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Insect Printables

Not a big fan of real insects, but I'm totally okay with cute insect crafts and activities.  In fact our popular Sequencing Stick was inspired by the popular Very Hungry Caterpillar.  

I've used my kiddos finger and hand prints to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly... 

and I recently shared a fun math game using mini eraser butterflies-- a great way to help your kiddo count to 10 and/or 20!

Keeping with the insect theme, we are sharing a fun I SPY-inspired graphing practice game!

So moral of the story, fake bugs good-- real bugs, bad! Ha!
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I will say that although I am no fan of bugs, we have "grown" butterflies before and that was such a cool experience!  It is a must in my book if you haven't done it!  Anyways...  onto graphing!!

Counting Insects Graphing Worksheet

Geez!  That's a mouthful, isn't it!!  Basically... your preschooler, Kindergartner, and 1st grader will work on these skills:

  • visual scanning and discrimination
  • counting skills
  • 1:1 correspondence
  • graphing practice

Add this free printable graphing worksheet to a math notebook or use as a quick boredom buster!  

Just print!



insects printable


  • I SPY printable
  • writing manipulative like a do a dot marker or regular old crayons work, too, to mark the graph.
  • page protector (optional)

Graphing Practice

On the Count & Graph Insects worksheet, your child will be searching and counting the number of five different insects:

  • purple butterflies
  • ladybugs
  • fireflies
  • blue butterflies
  • dragonflies
Can you find them all?!

How to use this Insect Graphing Worksheet

Choose an insect to count first.  Once you have found and counted the number of images for that insect, fill out the graph below.

For example, there are 5 purple butterflies.  Using a do a dot marker, fill in five squares in the row of the purple butterfly.

Insect Printable Graphing Practice

 Count & Graph Insects Answer Key

  • 5 purple butterflies
  • 6 ladybugs
  • 10 fireflies
  • 3 blue butterflies
  • 7 dragonflies

A few extension ideas:

If your child is interested, it's a great way to then introduce the concept of more/ less than!

Ask simple addition questions to make 10.  If there are 5 purple butterflies, how many more do we need to make 10?

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  • Graphics by Heidi Babin – The Doodle Oven
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