Unit Study: Preschool Numbers

Target Age Group:

Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K


By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:

  1. Identify and name numbers from 1 to 10.
  2. Understand the concept of counting and basic numerical order.
  3. Recognize and compare quantities.
  4. Develop fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities related to numbers.
  5. Gain a basic understanding of basic math concepts.

Schedule: 5-Day Plan

Day 1: Introduction to Numbers

  • Introduce numbers 1 to 5 using counting games and activities.
  • Discuss the concept of counting objects.
  • Read books about numbers.
  • Arts and Crafts: Create a number line.

Day 2: Counting and Comparing

  • Practice counting objects up to 10.
  • Engage in activities to compare quantities (more, less).
  • Read books about counting and comparing.
  • Arts and Crafts: Create a quantity comparison chart.

Day 3: Number Recognition

  • Focus on recognizing numbers 6 to 10.
  • Use flashcards and games to reinforce number recognition.
  • Read books about number recognition.
  • Arts and Crafts: Create a number recognition puzzle.

Day 4: Counting Everyday Items

  • Explore counting everyday items (e.g., toys, snacks).
  • Engage in hands-on counting activities.
  • Read books about counting everyday items.
  • Arts and Crafts: Create a counting book.

Day 5: Shapes and Numbers

  • Introduce the concept of associating numbers with shapes.
  • Count and identify shapes with corresponding numbers.
  • Read books about shapes and numbers.
  • Arts and Crafts: Create shape-themed number cards.

Resource List:


  1. “Ten Apples Up On Top!” by Dr. Seuss – Amazon Link
  2. “Mouse Count” by Ellen Stoll Walsh – Amazon Link
  3. “Numbers Colors Shapes” by Roger Priddy – Amazon Link


  1. “The Numbers Song” by Super Simple Songs – YouTube Link
  2. “Counting to 10 Song” by Jack Hartmann – YouTube Link
  3. “Counting 1-10 Song” by Cocomelon – YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts:

  1. Number Line – Create a number line with numbers 1 to 10.
  2. Quantity Comparison Chart – Create a chart to compare quantities of objects.
  3. Number Recognition Puzzle – Create a puzzle with number pieces to match.
  4. Counting Book – Create a mini book with pages for counting different items.
  5. Shape-Themed Number Cards – Create cards with numbers and corresponding shapes.

Adapt and customize the activities based on the interests and abilities of the preschoolers in your unit study. Have a joyful time exploring the world of numbers with your young learners!

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