The basic foundation of math is understanding numbers and quantities.
One of the best ways to develop these understandings, or number sense, is through handling objects and counting them. We can listen to preschoolers recite numbers in order, but we want them to apply that to counting objects and understand that those numbers represent quantities of items.
Counting games and activities encourage preschoolers to “play” with numbers and quantities and build math skills and number sense in natural ways.
It is for this reason that we played this fun counting game with our own objects!
To incorporate this game into our Ireland theme, the objects we used were Irish flags!
Students enjoyed counting different quantities, placing each quantity under the correct numeral.