Count to 15

Teach children how to count to 15 through music and illustration with our delightful video on The Good and the Beautiful Kids Channel on YouTube. Then keep reading for more ideas for beginning-to-count activities for preschoolers and kindergartners.

“Count to 15” Song Lyrics

I can see pretty sheep on the hillside.
Count with me.
I want to see
how many there are
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
15 sheep on the hillside.

Click the image to download a printable PDF of the “Sheep Counting Mat” and “Count to 15 Chart.”

Count to 15 mat and chart PDF sample image

Sing and count along with our beautifully illustrated “Count to 15” song!

Count to 10 video image of mother and son at bedtime

Parents and teachers play crucial roles in a child’s education, so we encourage adults to watch and sing along with the children. This not only strengthens the bond between parents and children but also creates a supportive learning environment. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!

Learning to count to 15 teaches children these skills: 

  • Number order and sequencing: There is a starting point, and something comes next.
  • Quantity: Identify how many items are in a group.
  • Digits: Introduces the tens place value.

 Practice counting to 15 with these hands-on activities:

  • Sing along with The Good and Beautiful “Count to 15” video.
  • Print the FREE Sheep Counting Mat and Count to 15 Chart. Then practice counting the sheep and fruit.
  • Put 15 small items (e.g., blocks, toys, cotton balls) in a paper lunch bag. Have the child reach in, pull out a set of items, and count them. Return them to the bag and repeat the activity.
  • Draw items on a paper or whiteboard and have the child count them.
  • Count stickers, letters in the child’s name, pieces of snack in the child’s bowl, how many steps your staircase has, how many steps from one room to another, and so on.
  • Do a dot-to-dot picture.

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  • Andrea K

    We’ve enjoyed using this and the k-prep material for our 5yr old!

  • Anna Castleberry

    I think my two year old would love this!

  • Elizabeth Thompson

    Love it! Using toys has really helped all 4 of my kids with counting.

  • Emily A

    Had no idea TGTB had a blog and I’m so happy I found it. Downloaded the free download to use during homeschooling. So amazing!

  • Maegan O

    My little one LOVES these videos! Thank you for the fun learning ideas.