The Numtums

5 minutes

School of Cool...

Humpty Do thinks no one will play with him because he is clumsy, so he signs up to Billy and Larry's `School of Cool'!

5 minutes

The Gumnut Games...

It's the annual Gumnut Games... but who will win the hotly-contested rubber ducky rollathon?

5 minutes

The Quest for the Hooded Paw...

Bendy Go and Dar Dar win tickets to see the new Super Numtum film, The Quest for the Hooded Paw.

5 minutes

The mysterious land beyond 10...

The Numtums plan to explore the mysterious land beyond 10! What will they discover?

15 minutes

Super Numtum and the Flying Moles of Mischief

Stop the clockwork flying Moles of Mischief from causing mischief all over the world with your handy wobulator calculator!

30 minutes

Jigsaws

Can you piece together the jigsaw puzzles?

5 minutes

Footy Tums

Use your spacebar or mouse to make the Numtum score a goal.

5 minutes

Slime Swipe

Use your webcam to wipe the slime from your screen to help the Numtum find the numbers. You can also play the game without a webcam by using your spacebar or mouse.

5 minutes

Super Numtum in the Street

Super Numtum searches for numbers in the real world. Help the Super Numtum find numbers in the street using the magnifying glass. Press your spacebar or use the mouse.

5 minutes

Super Numtum in the Kitchen

Super Numtum searches for numbers in the real world. Help the Super Numtum find numbers in the kitchen using the magnifying glass. Press your spacebar or use the mouse.

5 minutes

Super Numtum at the Funfair

Super Numtum searches for numbers in the real world. Help the Super Numtum find numbers at the funfair using the magnifying glass. Press your spacebar or use the mouse.

5 minutes

Sponge Painting

Paint a number all over the screen by hitting the spacebar or using the mouse. Use the mouse to dip the sponge into the different paint pots and click on the tick button to finish.

5 minutes

Skipping Numtums

Make the Numtum jump over the skipping rope a certain number of times by hitting the spacebar or using the mouse.

5 minutes

Sand Time

Use your webcam to wipe the sand from the screen and reveal numbers. You can also play the game without a webcam by using the spacebar or mouse.

5 minutes

Quack Quack

Move the duck into position and lower it into the correct empty space in the number-line using the space bar or mouse.

5 minutes

Potato Printing

Paint a number over the screen by hitting the spacebar or using the mouse. Use the mouse to dip the sponge into the different paint pots and click on the tick button to finish.

5 minutes

Poppedy Pop

Pop the balloons by pressing the spacebar (grown-ups can use the mouse) and count as they burst.

5 minutes

Tune Time

Play a tune on the organ by pressing the organ keys using your spacebar or the mouse. Watch the Numtum pop out of the pipes and don’t forget to listen to the tune you made at the end!

5 minutes

Tickle Time

Tickle the Numtums using webcam motion control. You can also play the game without a webcam by using the spacebar or mouse.

5 minutes

Numtum Sparkles

Use your webcam to wipe the glittery sparkles from the screen and reveal numbers. You can also play the game without a webcam by using the space bar or mouse.

5 minutes

Numbots

Move the robot into position and lower it into the correct empty space in the number-line using the space bar or mouse.

5 minutes

Numtums Puzzle

Put the jigsaw pieces together by pressing the spacebar or using the mouse before enjoying the funny animated Numtum at the end!

5 minutes

Nose Squeeze

Press the spacebar or use the mouse to squeeze each Numtum's nose and make its tummy light up.

5 minutes

Knock Knock Numtum

Find the Numtum hiding behind one of the doors. Count along and see if you can find it by pressing the spacebar or using the mouse.

15 minutes

Number Painting

Use your webcam to paint numbers in the air with your hands.

5 minutes

Juggling Numtums

See how many items the Numtum can juggle without dropping them. Press the spacebar or use the mouse to pass the items to the juggling Numtum until all items are being juggled!

5 minutes

Hide and Peek

Find the Numtum hiding in the bushes. Count along and see if you can find it by pressing the spacebar or using the mouse.

15 minutes

Flying Numtums

Use the webcam and wave your hands to help the Numtum fly his plane, leaving a trail of numbers behind him.

5 minutes

Drumtums

Hit the spacebar or use the mouse to make the Numtum bang the drum.

5 minutes

Hat Attack

See how many hats a Numtum can balance on its head. Press the spacebar or use the mouse to move the hats from the hatstand onto the Numtum’s head.

5 minutes

Bouncing Numtums

Hit the spacebar or use the mouse to make the Numtum bounce up and down on the trampoline.

5 minutes

Match the numbers

Draw a line from the Numtums to their matching tasty treats!

5 minutes

Learn to write numbers

Learn to write your numbers with the Numtums!

5 minutes

Add the numbers

Add the Numtum numbers together!

15 minutes

Group colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Super Numtum colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 10 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 9 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 8 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 7 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 6 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 5 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 4 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 3 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 2 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Number 1 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

Information about The Numtums

Target Age

2-4 year olds

Episode Duration

5 minutes

Show Summary

The Numtums are animated creatures, each with a number on its tummy. They’re bright, energetic and love playing together. Each five-minute show introduces young children to the numbers 1-10 using a series of songs, games and fun animations. Each episode focuses on a different number and features counting songs and real children, often in comical sketches. Mixing animation with live action, the shows are fast, addictive and really help young viewers to identify and start talking about numbers.

Main Characters

  • The Numtums – The Numtums are actually Numbats, which are rare marsupials native to Western Australia. They are different colours, shapes and sizes but they all have stripy long tails, sticky up ears and numbers on their tummies. They love to dance, sing and count. Number seven and ten are the tallest, while number eight is the smallest.

Educational Benefits

The Numtums helps children to:

  • Recognise different numbers.
  • Learn to count from 1-10 and know where each number comes in the sequence.
  • Gain confidence using numbers.
  • Become interested in maths and understand basic concepts of quantity such as ‘more’, ‘less’ and ‘a lot’.

Website benefits and summary

The Numtums website offers lots of very short number-orientated games, and they can be played using just the spacebar, which is ideal for the very youngest CBeebies fans. Dip in and out of the activities to create your own episode of The Numtums, counting as you go. All the games help with number recognition, number order and counting, reinforcing the educational benefits of the TV show. Help your child as you go by prompting them to guess what number or amount might be coming up.

Your child can play on their own or with a grown-up, they can use a webcam and they can choose their favourite game (or number!) to play again and again. The webcam activities that encourage your child to trace, draw or make shapes in front of them in the air also help with gross motor skills and co-ordination. You will have to set the webcam up for your child.

There are also 12 colouring sheets of the Numtums to print out and colour in.

Games

Bouncing Numtums, Drumtums

Hit the spacebar or use the mouse to make the Numtum bounce up and down on a trampoline or bang the drum.

Flying Numtums, Number Painting, Tickle Time

Tickle the Numtums or trace or paint a number in the air using webcam motion control by waving your hands (or any type of movement in front of the screen). Watch the Numtum fly in his plane leaving a vapour trail behind of a number. You can also play the game without a webcam by using the spacebar or mouse.

Footy Tums, Hat Attack, Juggling Numtums

See how many balls you can shoot into the net by pressing on the spacebar or using the mouse. See how many hats a Numtum can balance on its head. Press the spacebar or use the mouse to move the hats from the hatstand onto the Numtum’s head.

See how many items the Numtum can juggle without dropping them. Press the spacebar or use the mouse to pass the items to the juggling Numtum until all items are being juggled!

Knock Knock Numtum, Hide and Peek

Find the Numtum hiding behind one of the doors, or behind one of the bushes. Count along and see if you can find it by pressing the spacebar or using the mouse.

Nose Squeeze

Press the spacebar or use the mouse to squeeze each Numtum’s nose and make its tummy light up.

Num-bots, Quack Quack Numtums

Move the robot or duck into position and lower it into the correct empty position in the number-line using the spacebar or mouse.

Numtum Puzzle

Put the jigsaw pieces together by pressing the spacebar or using the mouse before enjoying the funny animated Numtum at the end!

Numtum Tune Time

Play a tune on the organ by pressing the organ keys using your spacebar or the mouse. Watch the Numtum pop out of the pipes and don’t forget to listen to the tune you made at the end!

Poppedy Pop

Pop the balloons by pressing the spacebar (grown-ups can use the mouse) and count as they burst.

Sand Time, Numtum Sparkles, Slime swipe

Wipe away the sand, glittery sparkles or slime from the screen to reveal a number by waving your hand in front of the screen. You can also play the game without a webcam by using the spacebar or mouse.

Skipping Numtums

Make the Numtum jump over the skipping rope a certain number of times by hitting the spacebar or using the mouse.

Sponge painting, Potato printing

Paint a number all over the screen by hitting the spacebar or using the mouse. Use the mouse to dip the sponge into the different paint pots and click on the tick button to finish.

Super Numtum in the Street, the Kitchen or the Funfair..

Super Numtum searches out numbers in the real world. Help the Super Numtum find numbers in the street, or kitchen, or funfair…. using the magnifying glass….press your spacebar or use the mouse.

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