# Counting to 3 - Lesson for Preschool, Chapter - 1,2, and 3

In the "Counting to 3" lesson, designed for preschool students and encompassing Chapters 1, 2, and 3 within the "Counting to 5" unit, young learners are introduced to the foundational concept of counting numbers 1 through 3. Through engaging and interactive activities such as the Bugs Counting Worksheet, At the Zoo: Counting Practice Worksheet, and Let's Pick Fruit Worksheet, students will explore and practice counting in a variety of contexts.

Learning to count to 3 is an essential skill for preschoolers as it lays the groundwork for basic arithmetic, which is fundamental to their future mathematical learning. By engaging in these themed activities, students not only learn to recognize numbers but also understand the concept of quantity and develop their number sense. This skill is crucial for their cognitive development and helps in building their confidence in handling numbers. Additionally, these counting activities are designed to enhance fine motor skills, attention to detail, and the ability to follow instructions, all of which are important for their overall academic growth. Through this lesson, students take their first steps into the world of mathematics in a fun and interactive way, setting a positive foundation for their continued educational journey.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: 1,2, and 3
Unit: Counting to 5
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Bugs Counting Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
At the Zoo: Counting Practice Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Let's Pick Fruit Worksheet
worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Bugs Counting Worksheet

This vibrant bugs counting printable worksheet will help sharpen your child’s early math skills, and hone their problem solving skills at the same time! Filled with fiery reds, yellows, and oranges, these vivid bugs will make your child smile as he or she completes the worksheet.
This worksheet will help your child:
• Hone counting skills
• Practice reading and literacy skills
• Sharpen problem solving skills
This worksheet is more than just counting! Your child will be tasked with finding bugs, counting, and indicating a correct answer. Give your child the practice needed for future success with this colorful worksheet!

• ### Activity 2 / At the Zoo: Counting Practice Worksheet

If you’re looking for more counting practice for preschool, this worksheet is perfect for your little learner! This vivid zoo-themed worksheet will put a smile on your child’s face as he or she practices counting.
This worksheet will help your child:
• Practice early counting skills
• Follow directions, given a specific task
Your child will not only count, but will be given a task to find the images that have at least 3 duplicate pictures. That means your child will rule out any incorrect answers, and use problem solving skills as he or she works! Prepare your child for early math with this delightfully cute worksheet!

• ### Activity 3 / Let's Pick Fruit Worksheet

There's nothing more fun than picking fruit. Well, except maybe counting the fruit you're lucky enough to pick! This free worksheet is great for beginner math whizzes as they'll use one-to-one picture representation to count the pieces of fruit that are represented in each problem. They'll be able to count and then choose the correct answer from the multiple-choice boxes. It's a great way to instill number sense in an easy-to-succeed and fun way!