# Free 2nd Grade Kinesthetic Skip Counting Lesson Plan (Math)

## Topic: Skip Counting

### Objectives & Outcomes

• Students will be able to skip count up to 10 using both counting-on and counting-back strategies.
• Students will be able to identify and name the individual digits of the number 10.

### Materials

• Cardstock or construction paper
• Pencils
• Skip counting chart (see below for example)

### Show the students the soft ball and bean bags. Tell them that you will be using these to help us learn how to count by 10's, 5's, and 1's.

• First, I will show the students how to count by 10's. I will take the soft ball and throw it into the air, catching it in my left hand. As I catch the soft ball, I will say the numbers “10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90.”
• Then, I will show the students how to count by 5's. I will take the soft ball and throw it into the air, catching it in my right hand. As I catch the soft ball, I will say the numbers “5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50.”
• Finally, I will show the students how to count by 1's. I will take the soft ball and throw it into the air, catching it in my left hand. As I catch the soft ball, I will say the numbers “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.”
• After I have demonstrated counting by 10's, 5's, and 1's using the soft ball, I will use the bean bags to help the students practice counting by 10's, 5's, and 1's on their own.

### I will give each student a bean bag and ask them to stand up. I will pass out the soft ball and demonstrate how to throw it into the air and catch it in the proper hand as we count by 10's, 5's, and 1's.

• Once I have shown the students how to count by 10's, 5's, and 1's, I will ask them to try it on their own using the soft ball and bean bags. I will walk around the classroom to check on the students and make sure they are counting by 10's, 5's, and 1's correctly.