You will need:
Chalk, red paper, plain white paper, crayon, masking tape, scissor, and number flashcard of 5.

Pre-planning:
Draw the shape of a tree on a door/wall with the help of a chalk. Make multiple small cut out of apples. Stick 5 apples on the tree with masking tape and name the tree as “Appletree”.

Helpful information:
Number concept activity is the first step to introduce a number.
The activity focuses on a play-based hands-on experience for the child. It also focuses on introducing the number symbol as well as the value.
The facilitator can alter this activity for other introduction of other numbers too.

Let’s Go:
• Show the apple tree. Ask the child to identify the fruit. Talk about the apple tree with the child – the colour of apples.
• Tell the child to pluck 5 apples from the tree. Ask the child to count the apples. The facilitator also counts along with the child.
• Encourage them to point and count each apple: 1-2-3-4-5.
• The facilitator shows the number flashcard of 5 and again counts the number of apples.
• Count other things like five balls, five leaves, etc.

Learnings:
Cognitive skills
Language skills
Numerical skills

Level: Moderate