Colored craft sticks are labeled with the number of sides each shape has, ie: 3 purple sticks - triangle. The children will choose a color and build the matching colored shape from the sticks. This can be a game using a timer.
I think you could also have multiple pipe cleaners coming from one number and students have to show multiple ways to add numbers to get to that number. Counting with pipe cleaners and beads. Great for fine motor development too.
For when they get older and start learning fractions. Learn fractions in a creative way by making these fraction flowers out of paper plates- includes a set of printable fraction circles. This makes learning math fun!