Preschool Story Time: Numbers and Counting

Preschool Story Time: Numbers and Counting

For this week’s story time, we focused on books with numbers and counting as a central theme.    There are quite a few fingerplays and songs involving counting, so it was tough to choose just a few, but we did our best!


5 Little Fishes

5 Little Monkeys

10 Apples Up on Top (Tune of 10 Little Indians)

1,2 Buckle My Shoe


Counting Story Time

 We started with Three Little Kittens.   We had been reading this book in my house for a few weeks (and even had a Mittens and Kittens day!), so my 3 year old recited all the words right along with me.   It was a little distracting, so during evening story time, I skipped the book and had the ALL the kids tell the story outloud, using these little cards as cue cards.

Counting Story Time

8 Monkeys Jumping on the Bed was a fun book for the really little kids, but I think it was a little too simple for the older kids.  Ten Apples up on Top was a favorite among leaders and kids alike!


For our craft, we made apple prints to go with the book Ten Apples on Top.

Counting and Numbers Story Time

We put paint (yellow, green, red) on paper plates and passed out apple halves.  We also did this project last year, so you can check out more details in this post.

Story Time: Numbers and Counting

Thanks for stopping in!  Until next time!

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Apple Collage Craft

A is for Awana

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  1. I especially love your story cards. Great idea to let the children tell the story!
    Emma recently posted..Our First Sensory Bin…with Shaving Cream

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Emma. Yes, they really seem to like those. It makes a great quiet time game later as well (for my own daughter).

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