# Counting to Ten

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11611

Do you know your numbers from 1 to 10? Do you have any dried pasta? Enjoy songs and exercises as you learn to count on your fingers and complete a fun project! Let's count!

categories

## Counting and Cardinality

subject
Math
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Beaver
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:
• Why do people use numbers?

One great way to use numbers is to count.

Watch Counting & Spelling 1-10, Learn Numbers 1-10 | PicTrain™ (2014) to hear and see the numbers from one to ten:

You know what all the numbers look like when they are written and how they sound when they are read.

• Did you know each number tells you how much of a certain object there is?

When you count aloud, you usually start with the number one (1).

• Did you know there is a special number that comes before one?
• What number is that?

That's right! The number that comes before one is zero (0). If you have zero apples, that means you have no apples.

• How many bananas do you have if you have zero bananas?

Great job! If you have zero bananas, that means you have no bananas at all. Look at the number zero below.

• What does it look like?

That's right! It looks like the letter O! Draw the number zero on a sheet of paper.

## O

zero letter O

After zero comes the number one. Look at the picture of the number one. There is one picture of the number one:

Look at the picture below. This picture shows one finger.

• Can you hold up one finger?

When you are finished, draw the number one on your sheet of paper.

After one comes the number two (2). Look at the pictures of number two below. There are two pictures of the number two!

Look at the picture below. This picture shows two fingers being held up.

• Can you hold up two fingers?

Excellent work! Write the number two on your sheet of paper.

After two comes the number three (3). Look at the pictures below of the number three. There are three pictures of the number three!

• Can you hold up three fingers like the picture below?

After holding up three fingers, write the number three on a sheet of paper.

Four (4) comes after three. Look at the pictures of the number four below. There are four pictures of the number four!

• Can you hold up four fingers like the picture below?

When you are finished, draw the number four on your paper.

• Do you know what comes after four?

That's right! The number five (5) comes after the number four. Look at the pictures of the number five below. There are five pictures of the number five.

• Can you count them?

Hold up five fingers like the picture below, then write the number five.

After five comes the number six (6). There are six pictures of the number six below.

• Can you count all six of the pictures?

• Can you hold up six fingers like the picture below?

Write the number six on your paper.

Seven (7) comes after six. There are seven pictures of the number seven.

• Can you count them aloud?

• Can you hold up seven fingers like the picture below?

When you are finished, write the number seven on your paper.

After seven comes the number eight (8).

• Can you count all the eights below?
• How many are there?

That's right! There are eight pictures of the number eight.

Hold up eight fingers like the picture below. Count your fingers aloud. When you are finished counting, write the number eight on your paper.

The next number is the number nine (9). Nine comes after eight. There are nine pictures of the number nine. Count them aloud.

Hold up nine fingers like the picture below. Count your fingers aloud. When you are finished counting, draw the number nine.

After nine comes the number ten (10).

• Can you count all the pictures of the number ten below?
• How many pictures of ten are there?

That's right! There are ten pictures of the number ten.

• Can you hold up all ten of your fingers?

Fantastic! Count them aloud; then write the number ten on your paper.

Wow! You did a fantastic job learning to count from one all the way up to ten! Move on to the next section to continue practice counting.

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