Here are a few freebies and ideas for counting and numbers. These activities cover the Common Core Standards for Counting and Cardinality. Click the images to download. Enjoy!
My class LOVES acting out number stories on our "human ten frame." I have students act out the story on the ten frame, while the rest of the class uses cubes/manipulatives to model on their own work mat. Some of the stories we have done include: 5 Little Monkeys, 5 Little Ducks, 7 Blind Mice, 5 Green Speckled Frogs, Ten Timid Ghosts, and Ten Red Apples. Click to download some of the Math Story Props we've used. Just print and glue onto popsicle sticks!