What's so great about the number eight? Novice counters explore this digit through four distinct activities. First, they trace the numeral three times before printing on their own. Next, they examine three houses with kids peeking out the window and record the total number of children. Although the answer is eight for each of these, encourage kids to count them each time. Learners also copy domino patterns of eight and complete a number sequence. They don't get any practice with word form.