Counting & Numbers Lesson Plan

Theme: Counting & Numbers

Day: 1

Module Activity
Circle Time Counting & Numbers
Letters & Numbers Shaving Cream Numbers
Worship Time He Is Risen
Art & Science Math Fishing

Circle Time

Review – Start your preschool day with Circle Time and sing the “I Can Sit Down” song (Improvise your tune)

                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                            

Then sing the “Hi There” song. (Improvise your tune)

                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                One two three let’s shout HOORAY.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                One two three let’s give a cheer. Yay 
                                            

Next do your Special Help activity.

Look at the calendar and sing the “Days of the Week” song. (Tune of the “Adams Family”)

                                                Well there’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
                                                there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
                                                there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday.
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. Days of the week. Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times). 
                                            

This is a great time to review the days of the week, months of the year and the number of the day. Then check the weather and compare it to your weather dial.

Discussion: Counting & Numbers

This week we are learning about counting and numbers. We are going to make a lot of games and activities together and you can use them throughout the week and save them to play with whenever you’d like.

This is also a great time to work on certain numbers that maybe your child needs to work on recognizing or needs to work on learning. In the videos I will give you ideas on how to use the games and you can use them however you’d like.

Let’s get started with one of those games now.

Video: Numbers, counting and dice activity

Music and Movement: One, Two, Buckle my Shoe

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Children will be working on counting, number recognition and one to one correspondence. When children roll the die have them use their pointer finger to touch the dots and count them out loud, this is one to one correspondence
  • Cognitive: Children will be working on their fine motor skills that strengthen the muscles in their hands when picking up the die and rolling it
  • Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Play games are great ways for children to work on their social skills and interact with children

Materials

    • Dice
    • Stickers
    • Marker
    • Construction paper for making the cars or shapes

Letters & Numbers

Activity Description - Numbers: Shaving Cream Numbers

If you would like to print out the number six pattern  to show your children what the number looks like that would be great. Since the number of the week is 1 make sure you show them the number one pattern and work on writing it together in the shaving cream. You can find all the number patterns here.

Video:  Shaving Cream Numbers

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Number recognition and counting when drawing numbers in the shaving cream
  • Language: They are working on their language skills when talking about their senses when smelling the pumpkin pulp and touching the way it feels on their hands
  • Physical: Fine motor skills that strengthen the muscles in their hands when using their pointer finger to draw and write in the shaving cream.

Materials

    • Shaving cream
    • Cookie sheet
    • Fingers or if your child does not want to use their fingers they can use a paint brush
    • number six pattern

     

Worship Time

Activity Description: He Is Risen

You can read from a Children’s Bible, your Bible or use the following story.

Jesus Is Risen

Matthew 28:1-10

After Jesus died, some of his friends laid his body in a big tomb. They closed it with a large round stone. Soldiers guarded the tomb. Three days later, there was a violent earthquake. An angel of the Lord came down from heaven and went to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. When the soldiers saw the angel they were so afraid of him that they fell to the ground.

Mary was walking to the tomb with some of her friends. They saw the angel, who said, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus. Jesus is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.'" So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Suddenly Jesus met the disciples. "Greetings," he said. The disciples came to him, held onto his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

God had kept his promise and brought Jesus back to life.

Bible Story Questions & Answers

Talk about what the Bible story was about by asking the children questions. You can decide ahead of time how you want them to answer the questions. I like to have the children raise their hand to answer the question. If they are incorrect that is fine. You can say what the answer is or ask: “Does anyone else have a thought or answer to the question?”

Questions to ask if you like:

  • After Jesus had died where did his friends put his body? (In a big tomb)
  • What went over the front of the tomb to close it? (A large round stone)
  • Who guarded the tomb? (Soldiers)
  • What happened after three days? (An earthquake)
  • What came down from heaven? (An angel)
  • Were the soldiers afraid when they saw the angel? (Yes)
  • What happened to the soldiers? (They fell to the ground)
  • What did the angel say to Mary? (Do not be afraid)
  • What did the angel say about Jesus? (He is not here; he has risen)
  • Where was Jesus? (He was going ahead of them to Galilee)
  • Did Jesus meet up with his disciples? (Yes)
  • Were they happy to see him? (Yes)
  • Did God keep his promise to bring Jesus back to life? (Yes)

Prayer

While sitting on the floor with criss cross legs, have the children repeat after you. You can have them fold their hands and close their eyes or just sit quietly and say after you. Following is a prayer written out that you can use, or you can make up your own.

Dear God (children repeat)

Thank you for this day. (children repeat)

Thank you for dying on the cross (children repeat)

and coming back to life. (children repeat)

Thank you for keeping your promises. (children repeat)

Please help me to follow you (children repeat)

and listen to you. (children repeat)

I love You (children repeat)

Amen (children repeat)

Skills

  • Language: Listening to the story and answering the questions works with children on their language skills. Children are also recalling the story
  • Cognitive: As children continue to pray they are building their relationship with God and learning to trust Him
  • Social: When children are answering the questions they are working on public speaking which is a great social skill. Children are also working on taking turns when answering questions

Materials

Art & Science

Activity Description - Art: Math Fishing

Let’s make the Fishing Game for art and then play it together.

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Children are working on counting and recognizing numbers when they are making and playing this game
  • Language: When children are talking with one another while putting this together they are working on their language skills and understanding that their words and thoughts they share have value
  • Physical: To make this game and play this game children are working on their fine motor skills, large motor skills and hand-eye coordination. If children are helping to cut out and write numbers they are using their fine motor skills that strengthen the muscles in their hands. When children are picking up and moving the “fishing pole” they are using their large motor skills. When children are moving the pole and magnet to try to catch a fish they are using hand-eye coordination to move their hand just right and coordinate it to connect with the magnet
  • Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Playing games helps children to wait and take their turn.

Materials

    • Construction paper
    • Magnet
    • Paper clips
    • Yarn
    • Yardstick or ruler or stick
    • Marker

     

Theme: Counting & Numbers

Day: 2

Module Activity
Circle Time Number Stringing Activity
Letters & Numbers Number Six (6)
Worship Time He Is Risen! Coloring Page
Art & Science Slap It Game

Circle Time

Review – Start your preschool day with Circle Time and sing the “I Can Sit Down” song (Improvise your tune)

                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                            

Then sing the “Hi There” song. (Improvise your tune)

                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                One two three let’s shout HOORAY.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                One two three let’s give a cheer. Yay 
                                            

Next do your Special Help activity.

Look at the calendar and sing the “Days of the Week” song. (Tune of the “Adams Family”)

                                                Well there’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
                                                there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
                                                there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday.
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. Days of the week. Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times). 
                                            

This is a great time to review the days of the week, months of the year and the number of the day. Then check the weather and compare it to your weather dial.

Discussion: Number Stringing Activity

This week we are learning about counting and numbers. We are going to make a lot of games and activities together and you can use them throughout the week and save them to play with whenever you’d like. In the videos I will give you ideas on how to use the games and you can use them however you’d like.

Let’s get started with one of those games now.

Number Stringing Activity is a good way to work with children on number recognition, counting and fine motor skills.

Music & Movement:  The Number Song

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Children are working on counting and recognizing numbers when they are making and playing this game
  • Physical: To play this game and play this game children are working on their fine motor skills to strengthen the muscles in their hands. Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Playing games helps children to wait and take their turn.

Materials

    • Pipe Cleaners
    • Cheerios or something to string on
    • Tape and a marker to write the number on

Letters & Numbers

Activity Description - Numbers: Number Six (6)

If you would like to print out the number 6 pattern to show your children what the number looks like that would be great. You can find all the number patterns here.

Use this I Spy game to find numbers together. If you’d like, you can use a tube to look through toilet paper tube, a paper towel tube, roll up a piece of paper or just make a circle with your fingers and look and look through it. Just a fun way to keep an eye out for those numbers. If you’d like you could even make some binoculars.

Skills

  • Math & Counting: When children are playing I Spy they are looking for numbers and counting Language: While children are finding different numbers they are talking and using language skills when doing so. Physical: Fine motor skills that strengthen the muscles in their hands when holding the tubes to look through and spy numbers. Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Playing games helps children to wait and take their turn.

Materials

Worship Time

Activity Description: He Is Risen! Coloring Page

Print out the Bible memory verse coloring sheet and have your children color the picture. Sit with your children while they are coloring and talk about what they see in the picture (see questions below if you’d like some ideas). This is a time for observation before the story is read and for children to share their thoughts on what they see in the picture and what they are thinking. It’s okay if they do not answer the questions correctly, allow them to share their thoughts. Your discussion will lead into the Jesus Heals A Blind Man story you will read later together.

Questions to ask if you like:

• What do you see in the picture? (Accept all answers)

• Do you see a cross in the picture? (Yes)

• Do you know who died on the cross for us? (Jesus)

• Does it look like there is anyone inside the tomb? (No)

• Do you know why there isn't anyone inside the tomb? (Accept all answers-there may be some children that have heard this story and others who have not.)

• Who brought Jesus back to life? (God)

Skills

  • Physical: Fine motor skills, strengthening the muscles in their hands when using their grasping fingers to hold onto the crayon
  • Cognitive: Memory skills when working on memorizing the Bible verse
  • Emotional: Growing in and deepening their relationship with God
  • Math & Counting: Color recognition with the colors of crayons they are using.

Materials

Art & Science

Activity Description - Art: Slap It Game

The Slap it Game is a fun game to make together and to play together. Make sure you watch the video so you know how to make it and play it together.

Skills

  • Math & Counting: When children are playing this game they are working on number recognition and matching
  • Physical: Children are working on their hand-eye coordination when slapping the matching number. Their eye is looking and their hand is slapping and they have to coordinate the two
  • Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Playing games helps children to wait and take their turn. which is a great social skill.

Materials

    • Construction paper
    • Writing utensils

Theme: Counting & Numbers

Day: 3

Module Activity
Circle Time Number Line Activity
Letters & Numbers Number Six (6)
Worship Time 10 Plagues
Art & Science Scarecrow Matching

Circle Time

Review – Start your preschool day with Circle Time and sing the “I Can Sit Down” song (Improvise your tune)

                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                            

Then sing the “Hi There” song. (Improvise your tune)

                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                One two three let’s shout HOORAY.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                One two three let’s give a cheer. Yay 
                                            

Next do your Special Help activity.

Look at the calendar and sing the “Days of the Week” song. (Tune of the “Adams Family”)

                                                Well there’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
                                                there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
                                                there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday.
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. Days of the week. Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times). 
                                            

This is a great time to review the days of the week, months of the year and the number of the day. Then check the weather and compare it to your weather dial.

Discussion: Number Line Activity

This week we have been learning about counting and numbers. We have been making a lot of games and activities together and you can continue to use them and play with whenever you’d like. In the videos I will give you ideas on how to use the games and you can use them however you’d like.

Let’s get started with one of those games now.  Number Line Activity is a fun way to working on one to one correspondence when touching and counting the dots, counting and number recognition.

Skills

  • Math & Counting: When children are playing this game they are working on number recognition and counting. They are also one to one correspondence when touching and counting the dots on the die
  • Physical: Children are working on their fine motor skills and strengthening the muscles in their hands when using their grasping fingers to pick up the die and roll it and when picking up the object to move it down the number line
  • Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Playing games helps children to wait and take their turn. which is a great social skill.

Materials

    • Paper
    • Marker
    • Dice

Letters & Numbers

Activity Description - Numbers: Number Six (6)

This listening and counting game is a wonderful way for children work on listening and counting ;o). Since the number of our week is 6 make sure to touch on that when your child is counting. If you would like to print out the number 6 pattern to show your children what the number looks like that would be great. You can find all the number patterns here.

Skills

  • Math & Counting: This activity works with children on counting. They will not be able to see the coins being dropped into the bucket and need to listen and count at the same time
  • Physical: This is a great game for children to work on their listening skills. As coins are dropped into the bucket children need to listen very carefully to count how many coins are being dropped in without looking. Children are also working on their fine motor skills and strengthening the muscles in their hands when using their grasping fingers to pick up the coins and to them carefully into the bucket
  • Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Playing games helps children to wait and take their turn. which is a great social skill.

Materials

    • Container
    • Coins
    • Number 6 pattern if you would like show your children the number 6.

Worship Time

Activity Description: 10 Plagues

Song

Jesus Is Alive Today

You may want to have your children stand up to do this a couple of times since they were sitting before and will be sitting for the story after.

Here is the video for Jesus Is Alive Today with some sign language that you can play for your children to sing along with. The lyrics to the song are below.

Jesus Is Alive Today

(To the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb)

Jesus is alive today

(sign for Jesus)

Alive today, alive today

Jesus is alive today

(sign for Jesus)

It is Easter morning

After you sing this song you can say: "High five Jesus is alive" and have the children high five each other.

Skills

  • Physical: Listening
  • Following directions
  • Language: Phonics or auditory discriminations which is recognizing differences in sounds, necessary for learning to read. Strengthening vocabulary
  • Emotional: To be conscious of others
  • Growing in and deepening their relationship with God
  • Cognitive: Memory skills
  • Math & Counting: Sequencing.

Materials

Art & Science

Activity Description - Art: Scarecrow Matching

Scarecrow Matching is a great game to play and art project to do. Have your child help with coloring the scarecrows and then they can help to cut them out. When you have finished the coloring and the cutting you can play the game.

Click here for the pattern.

Skills

  • Math & Counting: This activity works with children on matching, counting and number recognition
  • Physical: Children are working on their fine motor skills and strengthening the muscles in their hands when coloring and cutting
  • Emotional: Playing games helps children to express their emotions appropriately
  • Social: Playing games helps children to wait and take their turn. which is a great social skill.

Materials