Today’s Number: Five Bath Toys

What is today’s number? How many different ways do you see 5 toys?

Can you show the different ways to make 5 with your fingers? What about with numbers?

Look around your home. Can you find or make 5 in different ways?

Here are some ideas:

  • Line up 3 toys, then add more toys to get to 5. Try again with 1, 2, and 4.
  • Take one away from the line and count backward. Continue taking 1 away and counting backward, until you have no more objects left.
  • Write one number for each item in your set.


Share the way you showed today’s number with someone. Can they think of another way to make a set of 5?