## Start-Stop Counting

Have students form a circle and sit facing in toward each other. The teacher selects a range of the number sequence to practice. Start with the teacher walking around the outside of the circle while counting aloud starting at the beginning of the selected counting sequence.

After a few moments the teacher taps a student on the head and sits in the student's spot. The student then gets up from the circle and continues the counting at the point that the teacher left off while walking around the outside of the circle.

At the teacher’s signal the student who is counting selects the nearest student to them by tapping them on the head to take over counting and sits in that student’s spot. The next child then continues the counting sequence until the teacher indicates a change and so on until each child has had a turn. If the class reaches the end of the counting sequence before each child has participated simply start the sequence over again.

This is similar to Duck, Duck, Goose but without the chasing to get to a spot.

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