Art and Crafts: Counting from 11 to 20
A craft activity to practise the numbers from 11 – 20.
Author: Marcelino Palacios Álvarez and Paco Santos Juanes
To review the numbers from 11 to 20
To review the colours
Coloured pencils, scissors, glue, Art and Crafts: Counting from 11 to 20 Worksheet, colours flashcards
Numbers: eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty
Colours: blue, green, brown, orange, pink, yellow, purple, red, black, white
- Stick the colours flashcards on the board and say their names aloud.
- Review all the colours using crayons or coloured pencils from the children’s pencil cases, eg Show me the colour red and the children raise their red crayons or coloured pencils.
- Write the names of the colours below each flashcard and read them aloud. Get the children to repeat.
- Count from one to twenty. Do this two or three times to review the numbers.
- Put the children into pairs. Say a number from eleven to twenty, and get the children to show that number using their fingers (if teacher says 12, Child A will show 10 fingers and Child B only 2; then they can swap roles).
- Draw twenty pencils on the board and ask the children: How many pencils are there? One? Five? Ten? Twenty? The children answer: Twenty. Continue the activity, erasing one pencil every time and asking how many pencils there are on the board.
- Write the numbers 11 to 20 on the board and read them aloud. Get the children to repeat.
Making the cut-out
- The children cut out the big rectangle on Worksheet 1 (along the dashed lines).
- The children fold this rectangle backwards and forwards along the dotted lines and then glue the shaded sides together so that the squares with the numbers are visible on both sides (see illustration below).
- The children cut the dashed lines next to each numbered square in the cut-out to make ten numbered flaps.
- Next they cut out the text labels from Worksheet 2 (eleven red pencils, etc). Then they glue each label onto the appropriate numbered square in the cut-out (the sixteen blue pencils label onto the 16 square, etc). The numbers are covered by the labels glued onto them.
- Now the children cut out the squares with the pencil shapes from Worksheet 2 and glue them under each flap, according to the number written on the flap (the picture with sixteen pencils under the flap with the sixteen blue pencils label, etc).
- Finally, the children colour the pencil shapes according to the colour written on the flap (for example, they should colour the pencils under the sixteen blue pencils flap blue).
- The children write the numbers from 11 to 20 on a piece of paper, using a different colour for each number. Then they sit in pairs and describe their numbers to their partners. One child says, for example, My number eleven is red; his/her partner replies My number eleven is blue. The activity continues until all the numbers have been described
- Alternatively, one child says My number eleven is red and his/her partner writes a red number eleven on a blank piece of paper. The activity continues until the first child has described all his/her numbers and his/her partner has reproduced them all. Then they swap roles.