Learn to Count up to 3 with Objects and Pictures | Lesson Plan

  • Learn to Count up to 3 with Objects and Pictures - Lesson Plan
    Children matching numbers up to 3 with quantities - By BING
  • With this lesson plan, you will learn how to teach counting up to 3 using a fun and engaging video from Mathskills4kids to your Prekinders and Kinders.

    Counting is one of the most basic and important math skills that children need to develop. It helps them understand the concept of number, quantity, and order.

    By watching the video, we will see how to use different objects, such as fingers, toys, and fruits, to represent numbers from 1 to 3. We will also practice saying the numbers aloud and writing them down. The video is interactive and colorful, so you can follow along and join the activities.

    Let's get ready to count up to 3 with Mathskills4kids!

A Step-by-Step Guide to Counting up to 3 with Mathskills4kids video

This step-by-step guide to counting up to 3 will helps your students develop number sense, one-to-one correspondence, and cardinality. 1, 2, and 3. Counting also prepares them for more advanced math topics such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

  • Grade Level: Pre-K | Kindergarten

    Duration: 20-30 minutes

    Objectives: By the end of this lesson, children will be able to:

    • Count up to 3 objects or pictures using one-to-one correspondence
    • Identify and write the numerals 1, 2, and 3
    • Use the words "one," "two," and "three" to describe quantities
  • Previous knowledge:

    Pre-kinders and kinders should already know how to:

    • Children should have some prior exposure to counting and recognizing numbers up to 3.
    • Children should be familiar with the names of some common animals and objects.


    • A computer or a projector to show the video from mathskills4kids.com (https://youtu.be/6Y3HTt3XZeY)
    • A whiteboard or a chart paper to write the numerals 1, 2, and 3
    • Markers or crayons
    • Paper plates or cut-out circles
    • Stickers or cut-out shapes of penguins, fish, and stars
    • Worksheets or paper for assessment



    • Warm-up

      • Ask the children if they know how to count. Have them show you with their fingers how many fingers they have on one hand.
      • Ask them if they can count other things, like toys, books, or snacks. Have them name some things they can count in the classroom or at home.
      • Tell them that today they are going to learn how to count up to 3 using some fun animals and shapes. Show them the video from com and ask them to watch it carefully.
    • Introduce counting to 3 concept

      • After watching the video, review the main points with the children. Ask them what animals and shapes they saw in the video. Write their answers on the board or chart paper.
      • Ask them how many penguins they saw in the video. Have them count aloud with you as you point to each penguin on the board or chart paper. Write the numeral 1 next to the first penguin, the numeral 2 next to the second penguin, and the numeral 3 next to the third penguin. Repeat the same process for fish and stars.
      • Explain that each number has a name and a symbol. The name is the word we say when we count, like "one," "two," or "three." The symbol is the shape we write when we count, like 1, 2, or 3. Point to each number on the board or chart paper and have the children say its name and symbol.
    • Activity

      • Divide the children into small groups of 3 or 4. Give each group a paper plate or a cut-out circle and some stickers or cut-out shapes of penguins, fish, and stars.
      • Tell them they will make their own counting plates using the animals and shapes from the video. They can choose any combination of animals and shapes they want, but they have to ensure they have exactly 3 items on their plate.
      • Have them stick or glue their items on their plate and write the corresponding numeral below each item. For example, if they have one penguin, two fish, and no stars, they should write 1 below the penguin, 2 below the fish, and nothing below where the star would be.
      • Have them show their plates to their group members and check if they have counted correctly. If they have made a mistake, have them fix it by adding or removing items or changing their numerals.
    • Group Sharing

      • Have each group present their plates to the whole class. Have them explain how they made their plates and what animals and shapes they used.
      • Have the class count aloud with each group as they point to the items on their plate. Have them say both the name and symbol of each number.
      • Praise each group for their creativity and accuracy.
    • Conclusion

      • Review the main points of the lesson with the children. Ask them what they learned today about counting up to 3.
      • Have them repeat after you: "I can count up to 3 objects or pictures using one-to-one correspondence. I can identify and write the numerals 1, 2, and 3. I can use the words "one," "two," and "three" to describe quantities."
      • Tell them that they did a great job and that counting is fun and useful.


✨ Assessment

  • Give each child a worksheet or a piece of paper with some pictures of animals and objects. Have them count the items in each picture and write the correct numeral below it.
  • Collect the worksheets or papers and check for accuracy and understanding.


🌈 Have fun teaching and learning about counting up to 3'! Remember, you're doing an amazing job, teachers! 🎉 For more math videos and resources, visit our website at https://mathskills4kids.com/. 🌟


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