Adding to Five

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11613

How many fingers do you have on one hand? How many toes on one foot? Do you know how to add, or put together, numbers to make bigger numbers? Do you like Cheerios? Play a game to learn to add up to 5!


Arithmetic, Operations and Algebraic Thinking

learning style
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Did you know you can add numbers and objects together? What does that mean?

Think about a time you had to count the number of objects in front of you or on a piece of paper.

Was it easy or hard to count? Share you story with your parent or teacher.

5 balloons

In this lesson, you will learn how to count objects and add them together. You will start by practicing counting objects. Count the balls below with your parent or teacher:

3 beach balls

How many are there? That's right! There are three balls. What would happen if you added two more balls? How many balls are there altogether? Tell your parent or teacher.

3 beach balls and 2 soccer balls

There are five balls now. There were three balls, then two more were added. Three and two more adds up to five.

Count the number of ice cream cones below. How many are there? Tell your parent or teacher:

2 ice cream cones

That's right! There are two ice cream cones. What would happen if you added one more ice cream cone? How many are there now? Tell your parent or teacher.

3 ice cream cones

Great job! There are three ice cream cones now. Two and one more equals three ice cream cones.

In the next section, you will practice adding up to five with numbers. Before moving on to the next section, write your numbers one (1) to five (5) on the top of a sheet of paper.

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