# Build a Tower by Adding 1 - Lesson for Preschool, Chapter - Number Stories - 1 More

In the "Build a Tower by Adding 1" lesson, preschool students embark on an exciting journey into the world of simple addition and counting, with a focus on understanding the concept of '1 more.' This lesson is nested within the "Number Stories - 1 More" chapter under the "Counting to 5" unit, offering students a foundational step into early math skills. Through engaging activities like the Stack the Blocks Worksheet and Soup Towers Worksheet, students will learn how to visually and practically add one more unit to a given set, simulating the building of towers.

This lesson is important as it lays down the vital building blocks of numerical understanding in a fun and interactive way. Students will develop their counting skills, enhance their ability to recognize numbers up to 5, and begin to understand basic addition by visualizing and physically adding 'one more' to a group. These skills are crucial for their future mathematical learning, promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to follow instructions. Furthermore, learning through tangible activities like stacking blocks helps in fine motor skill development and encourages teamwork and communication among young learners.

Estimated classroom time: 6 min
Chapter: Number Stories - 1 More
Unit: Counting to 5
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1st
3:00 min
Stack the Blocks Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Soup Towers Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Stack the Blocks Worksheet

When your kids play with blocks, there is a world of learning opportunities open to them. They can arrange the blocks to form different patterns and shapes, and they can also use these blocks to learn how to count pretty high. In this worksheet, your kids will be playing with blocks. Ask them to point at the blocks in each picture. If they can identify the colors of each block, then extra points for them! Now, help them count each stack of blocks and check the tower that shows one more block.

• ### Activity 2 / Soup Towers Worksheet

When you go shopping for groceries and other items, do your little ones come along with you, and do they help you with your buying? You can turn shopping experiences into a time for learning, as this worksheet will show us. Point at the objects in the picture and ask your kids if they can tell you what those are. Then, count each stack of cans and check the tower that shows one more can of soup.