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Counting With Pictures

Counting With Pictures

What can you find out about Traveller culture while learning to count? There’s a picture behind each of the numbers below. The pictures were made by Scottish Traveller Kelly Stewart and her artist friend, Jo Waterhouse.  You can use them to chat about Traveller life past and present or share stories with friends and family. You can get all generations involved.  Don’t forget to count!

We have the printed version of the counting with picture cards. Get in touch with STEP to get a set.

Resources

One Fire

One Fire

1< Back to counting with picturesHow many fires?Looking and seeingWhat can you see? Can you take your eyes for a walk around the picture.  Start at one edge and move to the other. Think about all the people, things, shapes, patterns and colours you see. Now close...

Two Famels

Two Famels

2< Back to counting with picturesHow many famels?Looking and seeingWhat can you see? What do you think is happening in the picture? Famels is another word for hands. What is the girl doing with her famels? CHATTING AND WONDERINGLots of people use their famels to...

Three Tents

Three Tents

3< Back to counting with picturesHow many tents? Looking and seeingWhat can you see? Take your eyes for a walk around the picture. Look for clues to tell you what time of day it is? What is the lady doing?CHATTING AND WONDERINGSometimes you can’t see everything and...

Four Hoofs

Four Hoofs

4< Back to counting with picturesHow many hooves? Looking and seeingWhat can you see?  Can you describe the colours and the surfaces  in all the different parts of the picture.CHATTING AND WONDERINGWhat is the weather like in the picture?  How can you tell? What is...

Five Brambles

Five Brambles

5< Back to counting with picturesHow many berries? Looking and seeingWhat can you see in this picture? What kind of berries can you see? How many different colours of green leaves can you see? CHATTING AND WONDERINGWhere do you find berries? What is the girl...

Six Pleats

Six Pleats

6< Back to counting with picturesHow many pleats? Looking and seeingWhat is happening in the picture? Can you describe the girl’s face? What do you think she is thinking?CHATTING AND WONDERINGDo you remember any special occasions when you have had your hair done or...

Seven Clothes

Seven Clothes

7< Back to counting with picturesHow many items of clothes?Looking and seeingWhat can you see in the picture? Can you describe the sky?  Do you think this is a good day for hanging out washing?CHATTING AND WONDERINGAll the clothes on the line are the same colour...

Eight Notes

Eight Notes

8< Back to counting with picturesHow many musical notes? Looking and seeingWho is in the picture? What age do you think they are?  What is happening?CHATTING AND WONDERINGIs there a song that everyone in your family likes to sing?  Do you have favourite songs that...

Nine Flowers

Nine Flowers

9< Back to counting with picturesHow many flowers? Looking and seeingWhat can you see in the picture? What are the things lying on the red patterned rug?CHATTING AND WONDERINGWhy do you think the girl and the older woman are making the flowers?   Do you think...

Ten Homes

Ten Homes

10< Back to counting with picturesHow many chalets and homes? Looking and seeingWhat can you see in the picture?CHATTING AND WONDERINGThe black van looks as though it is coming back home. Who do you think is in it? Where might it have been?CREATING AND MAKINGThe...

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