### Objective

To teach you child to learn to count the numbers from 7 to 10.

### Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will be able to count the numbers 7, 8, 9 and 10 in succession, and be understand their proper order. After this lesson and the other counting lessons in this unit, your child should be able to count all the way up to 10.

### Time requirement

20 minutes.

### Grade level

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

### Introductory activity

- Take some food that your child likes (for example, M&Ms, grapes, or small cookies) an put them in a pile on the table.
- Mention that you’re going to teach your child to count to 10. If you’ve done the activity for teaching counting from 4 to 6, this lesson will be familiar, though you will not be using a number line to reinforce the numbers – the child will be remembering where the numbers go. That being said, you can start with a number line if you and your child would prefer.
- Starting with 1, count out a single piece of food. When you move on to two, count out two pieces of food – as in, “1, 2”. Continue with 3, 4, 5, and so on, all the way up to 10.
- When you have finished counting the food this way, your child may eat what you have counted – remember to re-count each number before the piece of food goes into your child’s mouth!
- Repeat the game again, or repeat the game at every mealtime… repetition over time is a great way for any student to learn different lessons.

### Challenge

If your child has grasped the concept of counting from 1 to 10, try teaching them to count all the way up to number 20. You can use similar methods as in the described lesson.

### 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.

### Evaluation

In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, continue to count things in nature – leaves, stones, cars, people, dogs, cats. Find any opportunity that you can to teach your child about counting, and to show your child that there are plenty of things in nature that can be counted!