## Counting Circles

Have students stand and form a circle facing in toward each other.

Select a counting sequence to be practiced with no more than 8-10 numbers in the sequence.

Have the students start counting around the circle one by one until the last number in the sequence is reached.

When the last number is reached all students clap and that student is out and sits down on the floor in the middle of the circle.

Start the counting sequence over again until another student reaches the number at the end of the sequence; everyone claps and that student sits in the center with the first student.

Continue repeating the sequence until only one child is left standing and the rest are seated in the center of the circle. For example: for the counting sequence 1-10: the first student says "one," the next student says "two" and so on until the 10th students gets to "ten" at this point everyone claps and the tenth child sits in the center of the circle. The eleventh student starts over with "one" and so on.

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