Another pinner said Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Word Work. Students place the lily pad "sight words" or any word families around the room and say them as they hop on each word. I can see adapting this for any math skill as well!
Shaving foam and powder paint mixing and mark making. This is another good example of AFFINITY SPACE and it has all the facets of triggering curiosity- Empowering Pedagogy for Early Childhood Educators
"Guess the Number" Kids ask questions like "is the number greater/less than___?", "is the number between ___ and___?", "is the number in the tens place___?", "is the number to guess the selected number.
Focus of Instruction: Phonics Direction: The students will be given a bowl with letters taped to the bottom. As part of the activity the students sort the materials provided and place them with the correct letter.