100 Bugs! A Counting Book!

by Kate Narita

A young brother and sister wake up early on the farm. They find many different kinds of bugs to count and many ways to add to ten. Count along with them and by the end of the story you will have counted to one-hundred!
Resources for 100 Bugs! A Counting Book:
Full Book Review (English)
Full Book Review (Spanish)
Brief Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (Spanish)

How many ways can bugs add up to ten?

Math Connections:

           Addition                   Counting

           Counting on

Activities To Do Together:

  • While reading 100 Bugs!, look for all the pairs of numbers that add up to ten: one and nine, two and eight, three and seven, etc.

  • Practice counting on. On each page, count the first group of bugs and then count on to ten with the second group.

  • When you walk in your yard or park, see if you can find ten of the same kind of bugs.

  • For slightly older children, practice adding the two groups of bugs together.

  • Find other items you can count in groups and then add together to make ten.

Extension Questions:

1. What is your favorite bug in the book? What is that bug’s pair of numbers that add up to ten?

2. At the end of this book you can find out more about the bugs and plants mentioned in the story. Some of the bugs and plants may not be found where you live. Why do you think that is? Which of the bugs do you wish you K could see where you live?

3. When you finish reading this book and counting all the bugs, you will have counted to one hundred! What comes after one hundred?

Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:

eight, fifty, five, four, nine, one hundred, one, seven, six, ten, three, two

California Early Math Project 2020