Change Me Up


Age Group: 4 + students

Theme/Topic:        Changing  My World, Changing Me

Curriculum Area:     Mathematics

Name of Activity:    Change Me Up

Previous Knowledge: The students know and can identify the numbers from 0 to 10 and their values.

Materials: Youtube videos; computer/tablet/phone; sanitary plate; fruit (apple or melon) or pasta; cutout black dots; cutout dices; number cards; worksheet #3.

Strands:    Intellectual Empowerment, Wellness.


Children will be given opportunities to:

Cognitive:  observe how numbers change as they increase by one using fruits or food and Bristol board dices.


Affective:  participate in learning activity by listening activity, following instructions to change the shapes, making comments, responding to questions appropriately and enjoying the activity.


Psychomotor:   develop gross and fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by matching number cards to their value, and showing numbers change when they increase by one or add one.  Complete the worksheet by sticking the accurate number of black circles after the equal sign.


The teacher will get the one video from Youtube and put them on pause for awaiting the beginning of the lessons  –


  • The teacher will get a fruit (an apple or watermelon), cut it into small square-like pieces for students to hold and place them into a bowl. If no fruit is available, then the shell or swirl pastel can be used instead.
  • The teacher will cut out the Bristol board to look like dices measuring 5 inches
  • The teacher will cut out small black circles from black construction paper to fit on the Bristol board dices measuring 1 inch.


  • The teacher will take 11 of the Bristol board dices and stick 1 to 10 black dots on them (for example, first Bristol board dice have zero black dots, the second Bristol board dice have 1 black dot, the third Bristol board dice have 2 black dots until the last one have 10 black dots).
  • The teacher will cut out several equal signs and plus signs from the Bristol boards.
  • The teacher will place all the resources on a table close by.
  • The teacher will prepare worksheet with a drawing of the dices, the plus sign and the equal sign as shown in the diagram labelled as worksheet # 3.



  • The teacher will engage the students in watching and singing along to the song “This old man he played one” on the computer/ tablet/ phone.
  • The teacher will place a sanitary plate in front of each student and ask them how many pieces of fruit or pastel they have in their plates. As they say none or zero the teacher will show them the number card with the numeral 0 and the dice with zero black dots.
  • The teacher will ask the students if they think numbers can change. She will explain now that we have no fruit or pastel in our plates and our number is zero but watch how it changes when we take one piece of the fruit or pastel and put it into their plates as she passes the bowl around.  She will ask the students how many pieces of fruit or pastel are in their plates now.  As they say one, she will change the dice with zero dots to a Bristol board dice with one black dot and the number card 1.  She will explain by adding or increasing by one the numbers change.
  • The teacher will repeat this until she reaches the number 10.


ASSESSMENT:  The teacher will give each student 3 Bristol board dice, black dots, a cutout equal sign and plus sign.  The teacher will explain what the equal sign is for.  She will show them how to place them on the table then give each child a set of black dots.  She will instruct them to put the value of the number card she holds up on the first dice using the black dots, and the value of the second card she holds up on the second dice then count up all the black dots on both the first and second dice and put the total amount on the third dice after the equal sign.



  1. Homework – the teacher will give the students a worksheet with dice to add together, count the dots and write the number after the equal sign.