I start every math lesson with a little warm up to get our brains going. I flash a card and ask students how many they see.
The fun part can be in the answer. If you use Eureka or Engage New York, you know there is a special way to count. I have students place their fingers in the correct form next to their head. We call the moose ears.
I also created these stars. Students can hold it with the correct number above their head to indicate how many dots they saw. You can get the stars FREE HERE.
How cute is this domino scarecrows? This is a class favorite. There is also an addition/subtraction version for differentiation.
We recently started working on one more and one less. This spinner and ten frame activity is a great way to reinforce it.