A new sorting and counting activity has been a popular spring addition to my Practical Life shelves. I found the tray shown below at Dollar General. It would be so cute to use for spring and summer entertaining (however, I DON'T entertain!).
I added these little ice cream cups (also from Dollar General)..........
And a little basket of flower shaped ice cubes (also from....you guessed it.......Dollar General).
I placed all of the above on a tray with a little basket of number cards and a pair of tongs.
To do the activity, the child uses the tongs to sort the flowers by color into the matching bowls. Then they count how many of each color and add the appropriate number card. The final step is to have a teacher check their work. I have had many variations of this work out during the year and it's always very popular among both the younger and older students.