To make this activity, I hot glued plastic number tiles to glittery pipe cleaners. Then I put the appropriate number of beads into a collapsible container (it came in an Easter egg dyeing kit) and added in a glittery piece of felt to use as a work space.
To complete the activity, O puts the appropriate number of beads on each pipe cleaner. This is not only great math practice, but it's also good for developing hand/eye coordination and fine motor control.
After she finishes putting the beads on the pipe cleaners, she puts the numbers in numerical order.
Then she can create simple addition and subtraction math problems.
This is the perfect car and plane activity for my math girl!
The idea for this activity came from here!