I'm working on my schoolroom and I am not ready to post pics because it still needs sooooo much work but i think I am going to start posting some of my little tips for setting out activities for the boys. The first one is a sorting activity. I got this tray at the dollar store.
Drake(30 months) worked on this today and said that the dogs wanted to be with their friends:) So cute! When the counters are sorted you can also talk about same and different, more and less and greatest to least. When this gets boring I just switch out the counter with something new to sort:) Easy.
I collect different kinds of counters. Some are house hold things(paperclips, coins, spare keys ext.), while others I've collected from dollar stores and clearance sections. I keep them separated in sandwich sized Ziploc bags and store them in a shoebox sized plastic tub. Counters are great for sorting, patterns, more and less, adding, transferring activities, game pieces, do-a-dot pages, and more!