Click the pictures, hear them talk!  
How many ... do you have? by Richard Graham How many pens do you have? How many pens do you have? How many pens do you have? How many pens do you have? I have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 How many points do you have? How many points do you have? How many points do you have? How many points do you have? I have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 How many friends do you have? How many friends do you have? How many friends do you have? How many friends do you have? I have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 
Owners Club 
Important: Do you the numbers 1 to 12 song before doing this song. If you don't it will be far too fast for your
kids, do the numbers 1 to 12 song first and you'll be amazed at how easy this song becomes!
How to teach...
Put the kids in a circle with the teacher in the middle.
The students do an arminarm folkdance whilst singing "How many...
do you have?".
Mr Rabbit Magic!
Here's a nice magic trick you can use with this game. I'm not very good at it, but the kids love it!
Also have a look at the Mr Monkey Magic Corner!
Recommended Games
The recommended game for this theme is the "How many?" game.
Or the Around the World game using the quiz cards above.
There are lots of other ideas for teaching numbers on the site. A few songs
/ themes to have a look at are:
How old are you?
What time is it?
Hip Hop Numbers
Do you have any pets? ( Numbers Mix)
How much?
Rocket Launch.
Numbers Song 13 to 32
Plus several games, including:
Animals Card Game
Mingle ( the kids ask a question that has a number for an answer, you shout out
the answer and they get into groups of that number)
Timebomb
Bargaining Game
You might also want to have a look at Will Jasprizza's hints and tips for teaching numbers.
Or try simple things like giving the kids telephone numbers and they have
to write them down ( try telling them it's Tom Cruise's phone number!).
Or tell them the combination to a secret safe you have with a prize inside.
It's also a good idea to start teaching numbers 112 first rather than just 110.
Eleven ( most kids will know "Seven Eleven") and twelve tend
to be tough to learn, but introducing them early helps a lot, plus it means
the next set of numbers are thirTEEN, fourTEEN, fifTEEN i.e. really simple.
But the main reason is that you can quickly flip to telling the time.
Then the next set of numbers you want to try is up to 31. One reason is it helps teach the dates ( if needed), and all the kids will know 31 thanks to the ice cream flavours!
A good activity for teens or twenties is to get the kids to get people's
shoe sizes. Teach them "What's your shoe size?" and get them
to ask classmates, parents, teachers in the staff room, or get them to
go to other classes and ask the kids there. They can then do things like
calculating the average shoe size of each grade or other activities that
link with their maths lessons.
Next is up to 60, so you can do times like 12:50 or 9:45.
Then it's pretty much up to you, but for big numbers a cool activity is
to get pictures and prices for yachts or helicopters or diamond rings,
the kids have a lot of fun listening as you say the price, then trying
to adapt it to their own currency!
Also have a look at the Online Numbers Game
Readers' Comments
Lovely.
Monica
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