How To Count is the tenth episode of the first season of Numberblocks.


Numberblocks 1-4 have a picnic. Four brings four flapjacks, but Three miscounts them as 3. They think one's gone missing.

Three explains to them that there's a flapjack snaffler - it's a strange creature made of three blocks, and has three eyes to spy flapjacks, three arms to grab flapjacks, and three mouths to eat flapjacks - in the picnic area. Four counts the four flapjacks, so they think they're safe.

Three counts 1-2-4-3, and thinks one's gone missing again. They hide behind a wall and see something coming. It has two eyes, two arms, one mouth, and five blocks. Three miscounts them as 3. They think it's the flapjack snaffler, but it's only Five! She asks Three is she knows how to count.

Three thinks:

  1. Look at a bunch of things.
  2. Say some numbers.
  3. Say 3 because 3 is the best number.

Five tells her the proper rules of counting:

  1. Count everything once.
  2. Say the numbers in the right order.
  3. The last number is how many.

Three counts the four flapjacks properly. After the Numberblocks cheer for her, Four says he packed an extra one for Five, but it's gone missing. The rest of the flapjacks are gone, too. Everyone wonders who stole them without noticing the Flapjack Snaffler behind them, happily eating their flapjacks.


  • This episode has the most distorted faces. It is possible that the animation is a lot more sloppy than in other episodes.


How NOT to Count

Counting 101

The Flapjack Snaffler Strikes Again!

Numberblocks episodes
Here are all the Numberblocks episodes.

Series 1

High Five!

One, Another One, Two, Three, One, Two, Three!, Four, Five, Three Little Pigs, Off We Go, How to Count, Stampolines, The Whole of Me, The Terrible Twos, Holes, Hide and Seek

Ten out of Ten

Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Just Add One, Blast Off, Counting Sheep, Double Trouble, The Three Threes, Odds and Evens, Fluffies, The Two Tree, Numberblock Castle, Ten Green Bottles

Series 2

Number Fun

Once Upon A Time, Blockzilla, The Numberblocks Express, Fruit Salad, Zero, Now We Are Six To Ten, Numberblobs, Building Blocks, Peekaboo!, Hiccups, What's the Difference?, Numberblock Rally, Five and Friends, Octoblock to the Rescue!, Ten Again

Fifteen and Friends

Flatland, Pattern Palace, The Legend of Big Tum, Mirror, Mirror, The Wrong Number, Eleven, Twelve, The Way of the Rectangle, Ride the Rays, Block Star, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Tween Scenes, Step Squads

Series 3

Season 5

Fifteen's Minute of Fame, On Your Head, Ten's Place, Balancing Bridge, Sixteen, Square Club, Seventeen, Eighteen, Loop the Loop, Nineteen, Twenty, Tall Stories, Flights of Fancy, I Can Count to Twenty, Heist

Season 6

Sign of the Times, Fun Times Fair, The Lair of Shares, Terrible Twosday, Divide and Drive, Twenty-One and On, We're Going on a Square Hunt, Thirty's Big Top, Land of the Giants, Fifty, Sixty's High Score, The Big One, One Hundred, One Thousand and One, More To Explore

Upcoming (confirmed)


Numberblocks Theme Song

Fourth Wall Breaks

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