Number 4


Book List

Four Hungry Kittens - Emily Arnold McCully

I Have Four Questions - Chari Radin

My Four Lions - Bernice Gold


Songs & Fingerplays

Four on the Flannelboard

Cut the following flannelboard pieces from felt; four flowers, four puppies, and four ice cream cones. As you read the following rhymes, place the figures on the board. Have volunteers touch each figure as you count forward and then backward.

Counting Four

One, two, three, four.
Four flowers growing by my door.
Four, three, two, one.
Four flowers growing in the sun.

One, two, three, four.
Four puppies playing by my door.
Four, three, two, one.
Four puppies playing in the sun.

One, two, three, four.
Four ice cream cones at the ice cream store.
Four, three, two, one.
Four ice cream cones melting in the sun.


Arts & Crafts

Glue sets of 4 things all over a large tagboard number 4 cutout. 4 buttons, 4 stickers, 4 pompoms, etc.


Theme Ideas

Eating Fours

For each of your children, prepare a plastic sandwich bag containing four raisins, four O-shaped cereal pieces, four square cereal pieces and four small crackers. Shake up the bags before distributing them to the children. Challenge them to sort their snack foods, putting each type of food in a separate pile. Have them count the number of items in each group. Ask questions such as “Are there more crackers, or more raisins? Help the children discover that four is four, whether it is four crackers, raisins, or cereal pieces. At the end of the discussion, let them eat their snacks.

Four Squares

Give each of your children a bag containing four identical unit blocks, interlocking plastic blocks, or other construction toys. Have the children empty their bags and count the contents. Ask them to arrange the manipulative into squares. Have them count the sides and corners of their squares. Ask the children to return their materials to their bags, making certain that there are four identical items in each bag . Then let them trade bags with a child sitting nearby and repeat the activity.


Links!

Number 4 Coloring Pages & Worksheets - ABC Home Preschool
Number Four Number Buddy - DLTK
Number 4 Worksheet - First School
Number 4 - Kids R Crafty


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