Start saving those water bottle lids: Math Facts Race, a great, engaging math activity that can be changed to accommodate lower to higher math learners. AND, you can fit it to engage middle and high school students.

Just a very simple idea for quieter sessions. Pom poms are so quiet. Children get the pom-poms with chopsticks or tweezers. good for counting sorting and fine manipulative. Can be done individually or they could choose a number then race to collect.

At NL we hid the foil wrapped numicon in the sand pit. Children used metal detectors to 'treasure hunt' for the numicon. Also foil wrapped matching numeral cards.