Counting and drawing with Mia the Math Magician

Mia the Math Magician

Mia the Math Magician has a special skill – she is a wizard with mathematics!

A counting and drawing activity

Here is a free activity that you can do with your children or students to practice counting numbers and associating a number of units with numerals.

If you’re a parent or a homeschool teacher, read the story to your children, or help your children to read the story aloud if they are already literate. Mia the Math Magician will relate a story to your children about to hungry bluebirds searching for food. As you read the story, your child should draw in the boxes the number of objects posed by Mia (so for example, when asked to draw two little bluebirds, your child can draw two birds in the boxes with a blue crayon).

If you’re a schoolteacher, you can also use this exercise in the classroom. Read the story aloud to your students, or pick students in the classroom to read the story to the rest of the class. When you reach a point where you are asked to draw something inside one of the boxes on the page, give your students time to draw inside the boxes. Then, continue the story until you are finished.

Kindergarten Common Core Standards for Mathematics

This lesson falls under standard K.CC.5 for kindergarten common core mathematics skills:

Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.