# Numbers 1 to 5 Math Craft

Count to 5 forward or back with our caterpillar cutie!

After painting, coloring, cutting and gluing your learners can add crayon detail and track the numbers (write with a single stroke inside the bubble writing) too!

Why not count by 5 when they’re all made and on display too!

To follow up and extend the learning in this activity, here are 3 fast-prep game activities to play with simple classroom equipment.

#### Caterpillar's Circles

• give each student some counters/math chips
• point to a number on the caterpillar - e.g. 3
• students say the number (numeral recognition)
• students make a group of counters to match (they take 3 counters from their pile and set it apart)

#### Before and After

• play at the small group table
• each student has their caterpillar for reference
• you call a number and they tell you the number that comes after - e.g. you call 3, they say 4
• challenge them by asking for the number before
• this is a good foundation for early addition and subtraction

#### Roll and Cover

• play a roll and cover game for numbers 1-6
• find the free game mat HERE