## Number 6 worksheets

Introduce the number 6 with the first worksheet that features the large outline of the number 6 and ask your child to trace the inside of the large number before he colors it in. This is a fun number for children to draw because it looks like a “big curl.” Your child can also have fun counting the six pictures on the page and getting familiar with the letters in the word six.

Introduce the number scramble worksheet next. This page asks your child to trace a path from the top colored circle to the bottom colored square, moving across, up, or down from one number 6 to an adjoining number 6. (Remind your child that he cannot move in a diagonal direction to complete this worksheet.) Keep in mind that the number 9 looks very similar to the number 6, especially to young children still learning all of the numbers. Point out to your child how the 9 is almost like an upside-down 6, with a circle on the top, but show him how the number 9 has a stick, not a curved line, attached to the circle. The number 5 can also look somewhat similar to the 6 with the large, round curve at the bottom, so careful observation will be important when completing this worksheet.

Number identification and counting practice are provided on the third worksheet. If your child incorrectly counts a group of items, encourage him to use his finger when counting - gently touching each item as he counts it. It may also be helpful to encourage your child to count items moving from left to right, from top to bottom, or in a clockwise circle to avoid double-counting any one item.

More number identification and counting fun can be had on the fourth worksheet. Cut out (or let your child cut out) the variety of foods from the bottom of the page and ask your child to pick his 6 favorites from the group. Ask him to count aloud as he places each picture on the worksheet above the plate showing the number 6. If he has chosen the correct amount, encourage him to paste the pictures on the appropriate side of the worksheet, making sure to leave the number 6 visible.

Once your child has completed these number 6 worksheets, you can continue his number learning with other engaging activities. For example, consider giving your child a “snack pack” of wrapped cookies or crackers. Point out that the two rows of three cookies (or crackers) in the package total six treats and give him another opportunity to count six items as he eats them, one by one.

Once your child is familiar with the amount represented by the number 6, you can introduce your child to the fact that six is half of a dozen (or twelve). Go to a bakery and buy a “half-dozen” box of donuts. Show your child how you get six donuts in the box when you ask for a half-dozen. You can also point out how the six donuts are arranged in two rows of three, similar to the formation of the cookie snacks mentioned above. Or, show your child a half-dozen container of eggs in the grocery store. Ask him to count the amount of eggs in the carton. If he has learned about the concept of “half-dozen equals six” with the donuts, ask him to guess how many eggs will be in the smaller container before he counts them.

Also, you can print the corresponding tracing numbers worksheet to help your child learn how to properly write the number 6. This number tracing worksheet will give your child an opportunity to practice tracing this number and writing this number freehand based on the models on the page.

Coming next week: Number 7!