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Counting Objects Bear Hunt - Numbers 1-5

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 5 pages | Grades: PK - K

Use one-to-one correspondence and basic counting skills with this hands-on game.

🐻Practice Counting Up To 5 Objects With a Bear Hunt!

Can you find all of the bears? This resource was designed to help your students count objects up through 5 and recognize the corresponding numeral.

To play, students will choose a card, count the items, and cover the corresponding number with a manipulative. Students can work individually, in pairs, or with a small group. Try to cover as many bears as you can!

Through this activity, students will show they can use one-to-one correspondence and count up to 5 objects.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

In addition to partner work time, use this counting game to enhance learning through guided math groups or as a fast finisher activity.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by inviting students to cover items with manipulatives. Students can pick up or move each item as they count. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For fast finishers, encourage students to think of a number 1 more or 1 less than the number of objects shown on their card.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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