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Number Fun
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Pre-school • Schoolage
The Sundae Scoop by:Murphy, Stuart
At the picnic on the last day of school, James, his friends, and the cafeteria lady make a variety of ice cream sundaes, using mathematics to figure out how many different kinds they can create.
Monster Musical Chairs by:Murphy, Stuart
As six monsters play a wild game of musical chairs, readers learn to subtract--one chair at a time.
The Water Hole by:Base, Graeme
As ever growing numbers of animals visit a watering hole, introducing the numbers from one to ten, the water dwindles.
Quiet Night by:Singer, Marilyn
One frog, two owls, three geese are joined by increasingly larger numbers of different animals that keep ten campers from falling asleep in their tent.
Moo, Moo, Brown Cow by:Wood, Jakki
Readers learn about numbers and colors as a lively kitten visits the barnyard asking mother animals about their babies.
One Potato : a counting book of potato prints by:Pomeroy, Diana
A counting book which uses images of fruits and vegetables to illustrate numbers from one to one hundred and which also includes an explanation of how to do potato printing.
Over in the Meadow by:Wadsworth, Olive A
Traditional rhyme about different animals living in the meadow introduces the numbers one through ten.
I caught a fish alive.
I threw him back again.
Why did you let him go?
Because he bit my finger so.
What finger did he bite?
The little one on the right.
Here is the beehive.
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Here they come creeping out of the hive, - 1,2,3,4,5.
Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys swinging from a tree,
(Hold up five fingers.)
Teasing Mr. Alligator, "Can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be,
And snatched a monkey right out of that tree!

(As you continue, hold up appropriate
number of fingers on hand.)
Four little monkeys . . .
Three little monkeys . . .
Two little monkeys . . .
One little monkey . . .

(After the last monkey, stick thumbs in ears and tease.)
Say, "Missed me, missed me.
Now you gotta kiss me!"

Activity: Glue round felt circles to plastic
headbands to make monkey ears. Let
five children pretend to be monkeys, and
choose one child to be the alligator as
they act out the song.
Apple Math - Let children sample red, yellow, and green apples, then graph their favorite. You can also graph their favorite way to eat apples - raw, dried, apple sauce, or apple pie.