We associate something with each number. It could be an object, a movie, religion, sports and games etc. below is a list for the first twenty.
I was teaching numbers to my kid when our latest game started – ‘what is uniquely associated with each number’? Quite addictive, must say. The real challenge began after the first few. Even the father got pulled into it. So while the little one rattled off her numbers, we got busy identifying things that we associate with each number. It could be anything from sports, culture, religion, movies, books etc.
Here is the first 20. Till I am back with more, let’s see you guys doing the rest. All the best!
- There is only one sun.
- We have one nose.
- We have two ears, eyes, hands and legs.
- There are three primary colours (red, blue, yellow).
- The holy trinity in Hinduism (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva).
- A human ear has three semicircular canals and a human middle ear has three ossicles (a recent ear infection has added this to my knowledge!)
- Atoms consist of three constituents – protons, neutrons, and electrons.
- Three people (including Jesus) were crucified at the Crucifixion.
- The Wise Men who visited Jesus after His birth left Him three gifts.
- The Three Musketeers is a novel by Alexandre Dumas.
- The Three Little Pigs is a children’s book.
- There are four cardinal directions (north, south, east and west).
- There are four seasons (summer, monsoon, autumn, winter).
- Four great elements – earth, water, fire, and wind.
- In Hinduism the four stages of life are Brahmacharya (student life), Grihastha (household life), Vanaprastha (retired life) and Sannyasa (renunciation).
- The four castes of society are Brahmana (priest), Kshatriya (warrior), Vaishya (landowner) and Shudra (servant).
- The mammalian heart consists of four chambers.
- There are four human blood groups (A, B, O, AB).
- Four suits of playing cards: hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades.
- The Beatles – John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney.
- We have five senses (vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch).
- Canada has five lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. An easy way to remember those names is to use the acronym HOMES).
- The five sacred Sikh symbols prescribed by Guru Gobind Singh are Kesh (unshorn hair), Kangha (the comb), Kara (the steel bracelet), Kachhehra (the soldiers shorts), and Kirpan (the sword).
- The Famous Five is the name of a children’s book by Enid Blyton.
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