Don't know original poster, but thanks. Pipe cleaners cut short with a number taped to the end. Have the kids feed the same number of pony beads onto the pipe cleaners. Perfect for an independent activity that can be used to assess understanding - I have the perfect kiddo in mind. Struggles with number sense and fine motor. He also loves the feel of beads on pipe cleaners.
Easter Egg Matching Activity I recently made this matching activity for my younger kids out of Easter eggs. I bought a pack of 18 eggs from the dollar store and knew I wanted to do something with them, aside from using them for only Easter. First, I made a set using numbers (1-10). My 4 year old had to match the number to the correct number of dots for a match.