Counting Strategies (1)Download a free lesson plan: Counting Strategies!

Do you have an Early Education Program with your secondary students? Or maybe you're a Pre-K or Kindergarten teacher looking for activities to help students learn about numbers and counting? We've got a free lesson plan for you, aligned with Common Core Math Standard K.CC.A.1-5: "Counting Strategies: Build a Fruit Basket!"

This activity involves students following directions, naming numbers, identifying types of fruit, counting forward, and writing numbers. During this activity, students will count out the exact numbers of fruit pieces that are indicated on the task cards to build their fruit baskets. After placing the indicated fruit in the basket, students will write, using dry-erase markers, the total number of fruit pieces in the basket. You can decide to have students draw random cards or assign specific levels to them depending upon their needed level of practice.

* Meets Common Core Objectives for Kindergarten (and great for Pre-K!)