# Package 2-1 - Kindergarten Mathematics - The counting game

This task is designed to offer your child multiple opportunities to explore important aspects of counting.

Week 3 - Package 1 - Kindergarten Mathematics - The counting game

# Things you need

## Ideal

• The counting game

• A collection of 24 items (for example pasta, counters, pegs or blocks)

• A marker

• A piece of paper

# Why is this activity important?

This task is designed to offer your child multiple opportunities to explore important aspects of counting.

# Before you start

Make sure you have the required resources ready. Check that the videos are working and audio settings are correct for your child.

# What to do next

View: The counting game

How to play:

• Use 24 as a target number.

• Take it in turns to count on by saying the next 1, 2 or 3 number words in the sequence, placing items into a central pile as they are counted.

• Players collect a point if they say the target number.

• A new target number is chosen and players play again.

• Try playing forward and backward.

## Activity too hard?

Change the target number to 12, for example.

## Activity too easy?

Try counting backwards. You can also change the target number and play without counters.