**Counting Activities**

If they're still working on one-to-one correspondence with numbers, you might have them work with another student and play a few math games.

1.We do some where we roll a die and then the child counts out that many counters. You can start with just doing that, then add difficulty by having them group their counters until they add up to 15.

2.Another game we play is "Compare", which is basically the same as "War". Students use cards (remove the face cards and just leave the number cards with hearts, clubs, etc that can be counted if they need to.) They each lay down a card and see who has the highest (or lowest if that's what you're working on). That person says "Me" and keeps the cards.

3.You might also have them make a book of numbers so they start to see them in their environment. This might include your room number, their bus number, the number of sides on a square, the number of wheels on a bike. Take pictures or cut them out of magazines and put them in the book.

4.Make a wrist abacus (a pipe cleaner strung with 10 plastic beads). Anytime you have a few minutes (standing in line at the bathroom or when a classmate has finished their work and can quiz them) have them show you 3 beads, 8 beads, 6 beads and they just move them to one side of the bracelet.

Hope some of these help.