Activities for counting in twos:

- Count in ones going up each stair, but shout out every other number. E.g. 1
**2**3**4**5**6**. Then start by shouting out the "1" then whisper "2". (The odd numbers being dominant). - Count the house numbers going along a road. Walk up the even side, then back down the odd side. Try to predict which house will come next by adding on two more.
- Count socks, shoes or gloves. How many pairs? How many altogether?
- Find things that come in pairs: eyes, ears, legs, hands, feet, bicycle wheels, twins, taps etc.
- Go for treasure hunts, finding two of different things, eg. Two leaves, two stones, two sticks etc.
- Put pegs in twos on a washing line - find out if it works for odd numbers, if you have 5 pegs there will be 1 left over.
- Decorate a cake with chocolate drops in groups of two around the edge.
- Put magnetic numbers on a fridge just counting in twos.
- Tell the story of Noah's Ark, counting the animals into the ark in twos.
- Find "two more" items on a treasure hunt, or maths trail. Be a "Two Detective".
- Find opportunities to ask for "two more". Eg. "two more crisps on the plate", "two more flowers in the vase", "two more pencils in the pot", "two more sweets".