Here's a quick sorting activity that will help young children learn and recognise the numbers 1-5.
I set up this activity on the wonder table where I display and store a large range of natural materials for the children to look at, manipulate and play with.
I wrote the numbers 1-5 on some lovely bamboo plates and on an assortment of natural materials.
I used pebbles, shells and little branch cookies.
The children sorted, counted and arranged the materials on and around the plates. They were carried to the playdough table and the light table to be used for various purposes.
You can use any materials you like to create an interesting, quick and relevant numeracy activity like this. Have a go at setting up a similar activity.