Skip Counting by Twos

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11692

What if you had two of each kind of cookie; could you quickly count how many cookies you have? Learn a fun song, skip outside to play hopscotch and use finger paints to learn the art of skip counting!


Counting and Cardinality, Whole Numbers and Operations

learning style
Auditory, Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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How can you count up by sets of twos?

If you ever have a collection of objects that are in groups of twos, there is a special way to count them.

This is called skip counting! You can skip count with any number. When you skip count with a number, you count up by that number. This lesson is all about skip counting by twos.

Any time you skip count by twos, each number you will count will be an even number. Read the numbers listed below aloud with your parent or teacher:

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

You just counted by twos! Did you notice how all the numbers were even? Any number that ends with two, four, six, eight, or zero is an even number.

Practice counting by twos by counting and singing along with the video The Counting by Twos Song | Scratch Garden:

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You had fun counting along by twos! You will practice counting by twos by playing ABCya L.L.C.'s game, Adventure Man and the Counting Quest. Follow these directions to play the game:

  1. After starting the game, select the gold button "2's" when choosing where to start.
  2. Start with Level One.
  3. Play until you complete Levels One through Three.
  4. For an extra challenge, try to skip count to one hundred in the game!

I'm sure you did a great job counting by twos!

In the next section, you will play hopscotch by counting by twos!

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