This game is great for working with number sense. It is a great visual for kids to understand that numbers live inside of numbers. Number sense is important because it encourages students to think flexibly and promotes confidence with numbers. Kids who lack a strong number sense have trouble developing the foundation needed for even simple arithmetic, let alone more complex mathematics.
Plastic Easter egg
Bunnies or Beans (I got the bunnies at hobby lobby)
Here is a video of Kysen doing the activity.
First have the child count how many bunnies there are.
Next use the egg to hide some bunnies. How many are under the egg? How many are left? How many did we start with? If you want to make it harder have them close their eyes when you take some away.
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