### How many objects can you fit in the egg?

Digit Dog and Calculating Cat are trying to fill their plastic eggs with as many objects as they can.

Give each child an empty plastic Easter egg and ask them to fill it with as many objects as they can.

Count the objects to see who has the most. Ask children to organise the objects so that they can see how many there are without counting in ones.

They can do this by:

- Putting the objects into the holes on
*Numicon*ten-shapes.*How many do you have? “**I have one ten and seven”.*

How many objects does Digit Dog have? Don’t count in ones.

Does he have more or fewer objects than Calculating Cat? Explain how you know.

2. Organising the objects into the *Numicon* shape patterns to help organise the count.

3. Putting the objects on a 10-frame.

Who collected the most objects? How do you know?

How many more objects does Calculating Cat need so that she has 20? How can you work it out by looking at the 10-frame?

4. Putting the objects in egg boxes.

Who won the competition? Who had more objects? Who had fewer objects? Can you quickly count the objects?

What is the largest number of objects that you could fit in the egg?

Can you write the number? Can you build the number with *Numicon *or Base 10 resources?

Make a class list to record the number of objects each child collects. Compare the numbers. Order the numbers.