Beginning of the year - math bucket idea - Love the on the pipe cleaner. Simple self directed activity, might need to add dots to the other side of the card so it could be a self directed activity with kids still learning number recognition.
Counting game with Buttons and Muffin cups! This game teaches counting and number recognition. Great for Pre-K students and the buttons can be used over and over again. Items for activity are really inexpensive, which is always a bonus.