Target Age Group:
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K
By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:
- Identify and name numbers from 1 to 10.
- Understand the concept of counting and basic numerical order.
- Recognize and compare quantities.
- Develop fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities related to numbers.
- 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.
- “Ten Apples Up On Top!” by Dr. Seuss – Amazon Link
- “Mouse Count” by Ellen Stoll Walsh – Amazon Link
- “Numbers Colors Shapes” by Roger Priddy – Amazon Link
- “The Numbers Song” by Super Simple Songs – YouTube Link
- “Counting to 10 Song” by Jack Hartmann – YouTube Link
- “Counting 1-10 Song” by Cocomelon – YouTube Link
Arts and Crafts:
- Number Line – Create a number line with numbers 1 to 10.
- Quantity Comparison Chart – Create a chart to compare quantities of objects.
- Number Recognition Puzzle – Create a puzzle with number pieces to match.
- Counting Book – Create a mini book with pages for counting different items.
- 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!