Use a piece of Christmas wrapping paper and just ask the question “How many?”
At first, don’t specify what needs to be counted, let the question be open and the children come up with ideas and be creative.
I can count…….3 Santas, 3 elves, 3 snowmen.
You don’t need to stick to counting in ones……….I can count 32 eyes, that’s 16 groups of 2, 16 x 2 – true or false?
I can count 4 groups of 3 trees and 6 groups of 2 trees.
I can count 12 boots – I wonder how many people that is………..
What about this one? What will you count now?