Learners play in pairs. They each show a certain number of fingers. They determine who has more or less fingers.

# Intro to Numbers

## Bunny ears

Players use their fingers to show numbers.

## Birds in trees

Learners identify numbers that make 10

## 5 and …

Learners use hands or beads on a string to recognise numbers from 6 to 10 as being made of 5 and another number.

## Bonds to 5

Learners use a 5 frame or hands to practice numbers that make up 5

## More or less

Learners identify number sequences

## Race through 10

Learners try to identify number names and sequences.

## Puzzle

Learners identify skip counting patterns.

## Skip count mazes

Learners must find a way through the mazes by counting in 2s, 3, 5s and 10s

## How many more?

Learners compare numbers using one-to-one matching of counters.

## Hands up!

Learners take turns to say the next number in a number pattern. The learner who finishes the pattern must put up their hand. The winner is the first learner to put up both hands.

## Skip counting

Learners practice skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s using their hands.

## Shakedown

This is a game about counting backwards from 10 and shaking your arms and legs at the same time. The whole class does the actions at the same time

## Making Friendly Numbers

Learners use printed or hand made cards to practice making ‘friendly numbers’