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Today I thought I’d share a few of the activities we did when we were learning how to make the number ONE.

First, Remi colored a numeral ONE template, and added ONE sticker to it. (Yes, she chose ONE lovely shade of brown.)

(I am so sorry that I can’t provide a link for these great number templates. I had saved them on my computer and even after much searching, for the life of me I cannot locate the original source! If anyone knows where these come from, PLEASE let me know so I can give credit to the creator of the templates.)

Next, we learned to say ONE in sign language.

We looked at the shape of ONE and talked about how straight and tall it is, and then I taught her to sing this rhyme as she formed the numeral ONE:

Start at the top, and down we run.

That’s the way we make a ONE!

For practice, I put some shaving cream in a shallow cake pan (the same one we used for practicing ZERO in sand).

She loved making ONE’s while singing the little rhyme, then using her hand to smooth out the shaving cream so she could do it again…and again…and again…and again…

Of course, I gave her plenty of time to just enjoy smooshing the shaving cream around in her hands. (And yes, smooshing is actually a word.)

We also practiced saying ONE in Spanish, Dutch, German, and French, just for fun.

I had to laugh about the way she was stumped every time I asked her to say it in English. (She has told me many times she doesn’t KNOW English.) My silly three year old…

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on teaching the number ONE.

Enjoy learning together!