Hands-on Spider Ring Counting for Preschoolers
Amongst my many bins of manipulatives is a bag with spider rings. Every now and again the kids will get them out and pretend they are "power rings" as they run around the house, keeping us safe from bad guys. That wasn't the intention I had when buying them; though I am not sure why I did other than they seemed fun to have around.
Well, come to find out they make great manipulatives for learning how to count!
Have your child place a plastic spider ring on each finger and count out the numbers 1-10.
Continue counting until each ring is on a finger. And when your child is ready to take them off-- count again! You can even introduce counting backwards from 10!