- Hard small items (pennies, beans, legos)
- A tray (baking sheet, cooking pan)
- Two people
Directions: One person closes their eyes and they must count the items being dropped. The other person drops the items one at a time. Once all the items are dropped, ask “How many?” The partner with their eyes closed now knows they can open their eyes and give the answer.
Variations: Integrate addition and subtraction problems to challenge your child. After the items are dropped and counted the partner who dropped the items can ask addition/subtraction problems. “How many pennies would be left if I took away one?” or “How many legos would there be all together if I add two?”