Numberjacks

15 minutes

Hide and Seek

Listen carefully to work out what to click on and then reveal the picture - which Numberjacks are hiding each time?

5 minutes

Thinkyjump

Can you work out how the different objects are connected and can be sorted?

15 minutes

Beat the Shape Japer

Save the objects from the Shape Japer! How well do you know your shapes? Can you spot shapes and shapes within shapes?

15 minutes

Beat the Numbertaker

Save the numbers from the Numbertaker! Can you spot groups of objects and numerals?

30 minutes

Jigsaws

Can you piece together the jigsaw puzzles?

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.

15 minutes

Number 0 colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

Information about Numberjacks

Target Age

4-5 year olds

Episode Duration

15 minutes                    

Show Summary

The Numberjacks are cartoon superhero numbers who live inside a sofa and spend their days solving problems in the real world. Aimed at four to five-­year-­olds but appealing to children of all ages, each 15-­minute episode follows the colourful characters as they solve a problem. After receiving a phone call from a child agent, the Numberjacks tackle their mission by spotting numbers and doing simple maths before returning home. Using a combination of CGI and live action, each programme relies on humour to encourage children to engage with the numbers and leaves them with a question to think about after the show.

Main Characters

  • The Numberjacks -­ Different coloured animated numbers from one to nine. The central characters are 3, 4, 5 and 6. The younger Numberjacks are 0, 1 and 2 and often escape from the sofa and get themselves into mischief.

There are five baddies:

  • The Puzzler -­ A terrible DJ who loves to set puzzles for the Numberjacks.
  • The Problem blob -­ A big blob that oozes slime and goo to wreak havoc.
  • The Numbertaker -­ A character who loves to steal numbers from houses, cars, telephones -­ anywhere they are useful.
  • Spooky Spoon -­ A spoon who loves mixing up trouble.
  • The Shape Japer -­ A smooth operator who loves changing the shape of things just for the fun of it.

Educational Benefits

Numberjacks helps children to:

  • Recognise different numbers -­ especially 0-­9.
  • Develop basic numeracy skills.
  • Enjoy maths and gain confidence using and talking about numbers.

Website benefits and summary

Using lots of audio, the Numberjacks games will encourage children’s listening skills as they follow what to do. The games also help with matching skills, which can set the foundations for numeracy and maths. You can also learn more about the Numberjacks themselves and the five meanies.

Games

Beat the Numbertaker

Save the numbers from the Numbertaker. This game asks children to spot groups of objects and numerals (pairs and number 2, for example); it does require children to be able to read numerals so is for older pre-schoolers.

Beat the Shape Japer

Save the objects from the Shape Japer. This game tests children’s knowledge of shapes. Each level gets progressively harder and asks children to spot shapes within shapes.

Hide & Seek

A matching game that requires good listening skills - can your child click on the named card to reveal the picture? The different levels get harder and will test your child’s problem-solving skills.

Thinky Jump

A game that helps children’s matching skills, encouraging them to think about how different objects are connected and can be sorted. Matching and sorting are good pre-numeracy skills that lay the foundation for later numeracy and maths.

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