The second way we counted was using star shaped beads and egg cartons. I was hoping I had 10 egg cartons saved for each girl, but I didn't. So each one had a single egg carton cut down to just 10 holes.
I had them count as they placed one bead in each hole. Then I had them repeat with each set of 10 until each hole had 10 beads in it (100 all together). Then we could skip count using each hole as a set of ten.
Of course the girls wanted to use the beads for necklaces, so I let them each make a necklace after we had counted. The only catch was they had to make a pattern with the beads rather then randomly stringing them on like they typically do.
|Sorting beads by color to make necklaces.|