Recognizing numbers up to 10 – A Lesson Plan for Pre-K and K

  • Recognizing numbers up to 10 – A Lesson Plan for Pre-K and K
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  • In the early years of children’s mathematical journey, building a solid foundation in counting and recognizing numbers up to 10 is very important. It sets the stage for numerous math concepts and problem-solving abilities.

    In this lesson plan, pre-kindergartners and kindergartners will learn to identify numbers up to 10 using a video from and some engaging activities. They will also practice counting objects and matching numbers to quantities.

Fun and Engaging Ways to Help Pre-K and K Students Recognize Numbers up to 10

  • Grade Level: Pre-K | Kindergarten

    Duration: 20 - 30 minutes

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

    • Identify numbers up to 10 by name and symbol
    • Count objects up to 10 and match them to the corresponding number
    • Answer questions like "Pick every 4" by selecting the correct number or group of objects
  • Previous knowledge

    • Students should be familiar with the names and symbols of numbers up to 10.
    • They should also be able to count objects up to 10 using one-to-one correspondence.


    • A device with internet access and speakers to play the video from
    • Number cards from 1 to 10 (one set per student or pair of students)
    • Objects for counting, such as blocks, buttons, or stickers (10 per student or pair of students)
    • Paper and crayons or markers



    • Warm-up

      To activate prior knowledge and introduce the topic:

      • Ask the students to name places where they see numbers daily, such as clocks, calendars, signs, books, etc.
      • Write their responses on the board or chart paper.
      • Then, show them the number cards from 1 to 10 and ask them to say the name and symbol of each number.
      • Have them repeat after you if needed.
    • Introduce number recognition from 1 to 5

      • Tell the students they will watch a video to help them learn more about numbers up to 10.
      • Explain that the video will ask them some questions, and they should try to answer them out loud or in their heads.
      • Play the video from com ( and pause it when necessary to check for understanding or clarify any confusion.
    • Practice number recognition up to 10

      After watching the video:

      • Divide the students into pairs or small groups and give them a set of number cards and 10 objects for counting.
      • Tell them they will practice what they learned from the video by playing a game. The game works as follows:
        • One student picks a number card and shows it to their partner or group.
        • The other student(s) have to count out the same number of objects and place them next to the card.
        • If they match, they say "Yes!" and give each other a high-five. If they don't match, they say "No!" and try again.
        • They take turns picking number cards and counting objects until they use all the cards and objects.
    • Group Sharing

      Bring the class back together and have some pairs or groups share their work with the rest of the class. Ask them questions like:

      • How did you count the objects?
      • How did you know if you had the correct number of objects?
      • What did you do if you made a mistake?
      • What was your favorite number or object?
    • Conclusion

      • Review the lesson's main points by asking the students to recall what they learned about numbers up to 10.
      • Have them say the name and symbol of each number and show you how many fingers it represents.
      • Praise their efforts and achievements and tell them they did a great job.


✨ Assessment

To assess their learning, give each student a paper and crayons or markers and ask them to draw a picture that shows what they learned about numbers up to 10. They can draw anything they want, as long as it includes numbers and objects for counting. Collect their papers and check for accuracy and understanding.


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