Guided Lessons

Hunting for Numbers

Using this hands-on play focused lesson plan, your students will love practising their counting skills to 20. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Name that Number Bingo** lesson plan.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for theName that Number Bingo!Lesson plan.

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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for theName that Number Bingo!Lesson plan.

Students will be able to count and identify numbers from zero to 20.

Language

Students will be able to explain how to identify numbers using visual supports.

(2 minutes)
• Gather the class together for the lesson and play the "Something Happens in the Teens" song for the class.
(5 minutes)
• Count aloud from 1-10 and ask the class to chorally count with you, while clapping once for each number.
• Write or display (using the number cards) the numbers 11-20 on the board.
• Model counting the numbers while you point to each one. Repeat the numbers and this time have the students practise tracing them in the air with their fingers.
• Explain that the numbers from 11-20 are a little different and are known as the Teen numbersAnd that today you will be practising counting and recognizing these numbers together.
(10 minutes)
• Prior to this section precut one set of number cards from the Ordering Numbers to 20 worksheet.
• Explain that now you are going to play a game called Park that Car where each student will get a parking lot of numbers and a car. When you call out a number, point to it on the board, and students should find the number in their parking lot and park their car on top of it as fast as they can. Then, have students repeat the number aloud.
• Pass out the Ordering Numbers to 20 worksheet and one toy car to each student.
• Hold up numbers 11-20 out of order one at a time. Say the number aloud and give students a chance to park their car on the matching number. Have students repeat the number aloud before pulling the next number.
• If time allows use numbers 1-10.
(10 minutes)
• Explain that now students will get even more counting practise by going on a number scavenger hunt in the classroom!
• Tell the class that you have hidden number cards all over the classroom and that they will be walking around with their worksheets trying to find all of the matching numbers from 1-20. When they find a number, they should colour it in on their worksheet.
• Model the process for the class by finding the number one card and coloring it in on a sample worksheet.
• Instruct the students to turn and talk to share the instructions in their own words with a partner.
• Pass out clip boards and crayons to each student to use with their worksheets.
(5 minutes)
• Count aloud from 1-10 and ask the class to chorally count with you, while clapping once for each number.

Beginning

• Pair students with a partner to go on the number scavenger hunt.
• Allow students to count in their home language (L1).
• Group students in a small teacher-led group to play additional rounds of Park the Car to practise identiying numbers.

Intermediate

• Encourage students to identify additional numbers around the classroom (number chart, signs, etc.).
• Instruct students to work with a partner to play a round of Park the Car having one student call out numbers while their partner identifies the number and parks their car.
(5 minutes)
• Circulate around the room and assess if students are able to accurately recognise numbers in and out of order.
• Take note of how students place their cars when playing the park the car game to assess any areas of confusion.
(3 minutes)
• Gather the class back together and play another round of Park the Car.
• Call out a number and have students trace it in the air.