To teach you child to learn to count the numbers from 4 to 6.


At the end of the lesson your child will be able to count the numbers 4, 5 and 6 in succession, and be understand their proper order. They should also understand that these numbers follow the numbers from 1 to 3.

Download the counting from 4 to 6 worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Introductory activity

  1. Take a piece of paper. Along the line draw the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  2. Take six pieces of something your child likes to eat (M&Ms, raisins, or Goldfish crackers, for example) and show them to your child. Tell your child you’re going to teach him or her how to count to six.
  3. With your child, lay out the first piece food onto the paper with your number line. As you lay out each piece of food, say the number, and have your child repeat the number.
  4. As you lay down the second piece of food, say the first number (one) first; then follow up with the number two.
  5. Repeat this process counting all the way up to six, so that you always repeat the previous numbers in the list before you count the next number.
  6. When you’re done, your child can eat the food that you’ve counted – make sure you count each piece as your child pops it into his or her mouth! Feel free to repeat the game (if your child’s tummy isn’t too full).


If your child has sufficiently grasped the concept of counting from 1 to 6, move on to the lesson to teach them to count from 7 until 10 (all the way up to 10).

Reinforcement activity

Print out the attached counting worksheet and ask your child to complete the worksheet by him or herself. Feel free to help your child if they get stuck or ask any questions about counting or numbers.


In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, get six of the same type of object (sea shells, rocks, toys or coins) and have them count them for you. Then, lay down two objects, five objects, three objects, and so on, and ask them to count how many you have.