I saw this clipart from Melonheadz Illustrations and I immediately thought of the Five Little Monkeys jumping on a bed... I created an interactive powerpoint where the monkeys actually jump off the bed when you click the powerpoint, but for the purposes of TPT, I had to make the powerpoint a pdf file. This makes a multiple day lesson on counting and the concept of 5.
Embedded in this powerpoint are a storyboard with pictures of the monkeys, and recording sheets for each of the numbers from 5 down to 1. The storyboard provides students the opportunity to build their own stories along with using math talk.
Counting forward builds to the concept of addition while counting back leads to the concept of subtraction. Five Little Monkeys is a perfect instructional experience that progresses from the concrete level, to the pictorial level, then to the abstract level.