prince & co.: The Trading Game: Money Style.Race to a Quarter. This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel, 2 nickels = 1 dime, etc.
Easy and fun.Velcro + popsicle sticks make for great quiet time or restaurant activity. Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again. I found velcro dots at my local dollar store.
number spider (missing a couple of legs).great way to work on decomposing numbers.the beginnings of distributive property. Older kids can use larger numbers using quick pic of tens and ones and/or more than 2 addends. Hmmm I can adapt this!
Hot ice, scientifically known as sodium acetate, is a liquid that will turn solid at the slightest provocation. Touching it with your finger or bumping it too hard will cause it to spring from a clear, water-like state into solid ice-like crystals.
fraction basketball, let them roll a dice to see how many times each person will "shoot" then record shots made as a fraction. Person with the biggest fraction wins. LOVE this idea, except instead of shooting "basketballs" I wanna set up angry birds!