Number 6

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Songs & Fingerplays

Six Buzzing Bumblebees

Put six yellow stickers (three on each hand) on each child's fingertips. Put stickers on your own hand, too. Then act out the following finger play with your children. Have them count their sticker fingers to see that there are six.

Six Buzzing Bumblebees

Six buzzing bumblebees
One, two, three, four, five, six
(Buzz bee fingers in the air.)
Were up to the old bumblebee tricks.
One, two, three, four, five, six.
(Buzz bee fingers around and around.)
Some flew up and some flew down.
One, two, three, four, five, six
(Move bee fingers up and down.)
Six bumblebees buzzed round and round.
One, two, three, four, five, six.
(Buss bee fingers around and round.)

Six Little Clowns

Make six triangular paper hats. With a black marker draw eyes on six yellow pompom chicks. Spread a mat in the cent of the circle. Choose six volunteers and give each hat and a chick. As a group, count the children, the hats and the chicks. Then have the six children act out the following rhyme.

Six Little Clowns

Six little clowns like to do tricks.
One, two, three, four, five, six.
(Children to do tricks)
Six little clowns have six yellow chicks.
One, two, three, four, five, six.
(Children hold up chicks.)
Six little clowns wear six little hats.
One, two, three, four, five, six.
(Children point to hats.)
Six little clowns sit down on the mat.
One, two, three, four, five, six
(Children sit on mat)
Repeat until each child has had an opportunity to be a clown.

Arts & Crafts

Glue sets of 6 things all over a large tagboard number 6 cutout. 6 buttons, 6 stickers, 6 pompoms, etc.

Theme Ideas

Six Sided Shapes

In a large box, place an assortment of six-sided blocks. (Alphabet cubes, unit blocks and duplos are just a few of the possibilities). Close the box and then show it to your children. Count the six sides of the box. Shake the box. Can children guess what's inside? More six-sided shapes! Open the box and pass it around the circle, allowing each child to remove one item. Have the children examine their choice and count the six sides. Let them trade with a child sitting nearby, and count the six sides of their new block.

Sets of Six

In separate book bags (borrowed from the children if necessary) collect six each of several classroom items such as crayons, puppets, or wooden cubes. Tape the numeral six on each bag. At circle time, display the bags and reveal the contents. Help your children discover that there are six items in each bag. Have them think of other things in the room from which they could select a set of six items. Encourage them to collect and count the items.


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