Building hand muscle strength plus counting practice.I love this! Another twist: every kid has a card. Punch cards according to their behavior. If they have 5 holes at end of week, that means they listened and they get a "treat" of some sort.
"On the white paper (plain popcorn) I wrote numbers, on the yellow (buttered popcorn) I wrote math symbols (+ – x ). Students can then choose 2 pieces of white popcorn and 1 piece of yellow. They write the equation and answer in their books.
We enhanced the water tray by adding a washing line. As well as wringing the clothes of water and in turn developing gross motor skills they also developed their fine motor skills by squeezing open the pegs! Also lots of fun!