Lesson Plan

Beat the Drum

Make some noise by counting! Help your preschoolers count from one to 10 while strengthening their fine motor and interpersonal skills.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to count to 10 using one-to-one correspondence. Students will practice their fine motor skills.


(5 minutes)
  • Begin the lesson by explaining to your students that they will play a game about counting cubes, or determining how many cubes there are.
  • Tell your students that they will use tongs to put one-inch cubes into a container. After putting all 10 cubes into the container, inform them that they can strike the drum with a drumstick.
  • Inform your students that they will then switch positions with another student so that everyone gets a chance to count and strike the drum.