What you need:
- 5" x 7" index cards
- hole punch
- binder ring or string
- for counting: dried beans, buttons, stickers, rubber stamps
What to do:
- Ask your child to write a number on 10 individual index cards. (She does not have to write the numbers 1 through 10 consecutively; she can write three 5's, four 3's, and so on.) Using a marker, draw dots or tally marks on the card that correspond with the number indicated.
- Have your child glue counting materials onto the card to match the number shown. She can use all of the same material or a combination of different ones.
- Use the finished cards to make a counting book. Your child can make a cover for her book with an additional index card. With a hole punch, place a hole in the upper left hand corner of each card and attach the cards with a small binder ring or piece of string.