Game

T-Shirts on the Line

T-Shirts on the Line
Photo by: masamom

masamom Submitted by: masamom

Help children understand and demonstrate ordinal numbers.

Time
15 minutes
Ages
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 5 T-Shirts (Assorted colors)
  • 1 Penny

Steps

  1. Begin by laying out five t-shirts in a line on the floor, counter, table, etc.
  2. Talk to children about ordinal numbers. For this activity, you will need to introduce first, second, third, fourth, and fifth. Point to each position as you say its name.
  3. Ask each child to place the penny on a specific position (i.e. first t-shirt).
  4. Continue until each child demonstrates an understanding of first through fifth.
Adaptations
You could also create a paper version of this game as shown in the picture.
You could expand the activity to include sixth through tenth position.
Associated Activity
Have students line up in a straight line. Ask a specific child to do something silly (i.e. ask the fifth child to quack like a duck).

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