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The number 5 has babies,
They grip and hold on tight.
They grab and clasp and squeeze and pull,
And only rest at night!

Who are these five brave babies?
I'm quite sure that you know.
Yes, that's right, they're fingers!
Five friends all in a row.



to accompany

  • Give your four fingers and thumb funny names and explain why you have called them that.
  • Place your fingers and thumb on a piece of paper and draw round them. Ask your mum or dad to write the names which you made up for them on your fingers and thumb.
  • Colour in Number Five as a human being.

with colouring pages

"The five sensory organs"

Early one morning, a little girl heard the birds singing, opened her eyes and squinted in the sunlight . The girl remembered she had a sweet under her pillow , and popped it in her mouth. Her mouth was filled with the sweet taste of raspberries . Suddenly the girl heard the voices.

‘We, Ears, heard the birds singing and woke up the girl but Eyes you squinted in the sunlight and didn't want to wake up.

‘I called the girl to breakfast with the tasty aroma of pancakes, but you, Tongue, decided to eat a raspberry-flavoured sweet instead of breakfast.'

‘You're to blame as well, Hands. You warmed yourselves in the soft covers and didn't want to get up,' the girl's nose and ears said in chorus.

The girl's eyes were upset at being told off and said angrily :

‘Ok then, we won't look anymore.'

‘I'm not going to taste anymore, either,' her tongue added.

‘And we don't want to feel soft and hard, hot and cold,' her hands said.

Number Five heard this conversation and said crossly :

‘What bad behaviour ! You are the five sensory organs and should always work together.'

‘Good morning, dear , ' the girl's ears suddenly heard.

Her eyes opened and saw the girl's mummy. Her hands hugged mummy and felt how warm she was . Her nose smelt the sweet smell of mummy's perfume . Her mouth got hungry and said :

‘Those pancakes smell yummy ! '

‘I'm glad my five sensory organs have made friends again , ' the girl said in delight.


Short movement game ‘ Five sensory organs'

Start by asking the children to name their five senses:
hearing, sight, smell, taste, touch.

The leader is blindfolded, and picks something edible out of a bag: a sweet, a biscuit, a chocolate egg. Everyone says at once:

Let's count up our senses,
One, two, three, four, five.
Hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch,
They make us feel alive!

By using all five senses, the leader must guess what they've picked out of the bag.
If he ...


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Mathematics for children: book 1

Number 1-3 | Number 4-6 | Number 7-9 | Number 10


Mathematics for children: funny number One
Mathematics for children: funny number Two
Mathematics for children: funny number Three
Mathematics for children: funny number Four
Number 1 Number 2 Number 3 Number 4
Mathematics for children: funny number Five
Mathematics for children: funny number Six
Mathematics for children: funny number Seven
Mathematics for children: funny number Eight
Number 5 Number 6 Number 7 Number 8


Mathematics for children: funny number Nine Mathematics for children: funny number Ten
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