- all types of blocks
- construction or building toys
- animal or vehicle counters
- colored plastic jewels
- toy animals
- dolls and dollhouse furniture
- counting cubes and links
- small items of clothing (such as socks and scarves)
- leaves and stones
- floor tiles and fabric scraps
- paint-sample cards
- keys, coins, and other purse contents
- anything you can think of!
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This list originally appeared in the January, 1998 issue of Early Childhood Today.