Unit 5 – Numbers 1 to 10 ESL Kids Lesson


Unit 5: Numbers – How many ducks


  • This lesson teaches ESL/EFL young learners how to count from one to ten.
  • This ESL kids lesson will also emphasize the question format ‘How many...?’ which is used when asking for a numeric response in English.
  • They will also learn to recognize the spellings of numbers.
  • The lesson also teaches the singular and plural forms of different nouns and irregular plural forms of nouns which do not end in ‘s’.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

numbers how many video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

numbers-how-many game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

numbers-how-many test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Numbers 1 to 10'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie and Lisa are by the lake when suddenly many ducks come swimming across. They try to count the ducks as they swim by.


numbers, how, many, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, ducks, peaches, dishes, buses, feet, mice

Key Sentences/Grammar

  • How many ducks can you see?
  • I can see many ducks.
  • Let's count them.
  • There are seven ducks.

Numbers & Countable Nouns

  • one apple / five apples

Noun Plurals Ending with 'S':

  • one pig / two pigs/ three pigs
  • one apple / two apples/ three apples

Plurals of Nouns Ending with 'ch/sh/x/s/' Add 'es':

  • one peach / two peaches/ three peaches
  • one dish / two dishes/ three dishes
  • one fox/ two foxes/ three foxes
  • one bus / two buses/ three buses

Irregular Plurals - Nouns that Change the Vowel

  • mouse / mice
  • foot / feet 

This lesson is part of the Level 1 English course.

Download Level 1 Course Manual

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