You will need:

**a set of popsicle sticks****a set of curves cut from margarine lids****a piece of paper with the numbers 1 through 10 printed on**(for reference purposes)**a shoe box to store the game in**

What to do:

**show children how they can build numbers with the popsicle sticks forming the straight parts of the numbers and the lids forming the curved parts****children can either make the numbers on top of the example chart or they can build them separately and then compare them to the chart****children could then count out popsicle sticks or other items**(ie. bread tags, buttons, shells, macaroni, etc.)**to represent the numerals and to show their knowledge of just ‘how many’ 5**(etc.)**really is!**