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We Are Learning to Skip Count by Fives



Materials:

8 1/2 ” x 11” tagboard or medium cardstock
scissors
marker
die-cut goldfish
glue stick
pocket chart
laminate



Instructions:

1. This is a great activity for teaching children how to count by fives.
2. Print an activity title on a piece of 7” x 11” tagboard (turned sideways), such
as “We Are Learning to Skip Count!” Draw a picture of a goldfish in a
fishbowl, if desired.
3. Print the following rhyme on a piece of 8 1/2 ” x 11” tagboard turned sideways.
Skip count, skip count, count by fives,
Skip count, skip count, count by fives,
Skip count, skip count, count by fives,
We can count to 50.
4. Label ten die-cut goldfish shapes with a different numeral from 5 to 50 (5, 10,
15, and so on). Mount them on tagboard using a glue stick.
5. Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut the four lines of the rhyme into sentence
strips and cut around each goldfish so they are all the same size and fit into
the rows of the pocket chart. Laminate and cut out.
6. Insert the title card in the top pocket of the pocket chart. Place the four lines
to the song under the title card, each line in a separate pocket in the pocket
chart.
7. Hang the pocket chart at children’s eye level.
8. Let children work individually or as teams to arrange the numbered goldfish
in sequential order in the rows on the pocket chart.
9. Enjoy chanting the rhyme together in this fun center.

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Small Group

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