In the kindergarten class, one of the math worksheets in Saxon Math involves story problems for bears getting on and off a bus to illustrate early addition/subtraction concepts.
I found a great printable called Animal bus from Sparklebox. It is a two page printout of a full color double decker bus with different animals you can take on and off the bus.
I did print off the animals, but haven’t cut out and laminated them yet. Instead, I used our bear counters I got from Walmart a few years ago (on clearance for $3) with my 4 year old. I made up a story about bears going to different stops and some bears got on and some bears got off the bus.
I plan to use this too when my middle child goes to kindergarten. Yes, she’ll get those worksheets to do at home too, but she’ll get the 3-d full color experience instead of the black and white 2-d school version.
When she was done with the bus, she ended up making what she called a rollercoaster out of square lego bricks and put many bears on top of it. It is neat to see her little mind at work!