Children are motivated to work with counting skills because at the end of this lesson, they get to eat a snack, like cookies, crackers, raisins, etc. Look for very small food items at your market to use with this activity.
Give each child 15 snacks and five baggies if you want your students to count from 1 to 5. If you are practicing counting from 1 to 10, each child will need 55 snacks and ten baggies.
The children are to put one food item in the first bag, two in the second bag, three in the third bag, and so on.
Students now place the baggies in front of them on the table.
The teacher asks the children to hold up the bag that contains one, two, three, or more food items in a bag. The teacher can also ask students to place their bags in numerical order.