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What to do
Gather a group of common objects that the children would be familiar with. (This activity works best with a small group of children.)
Put a few of items (with young children start with just three items) on a table and cover them with a scarf.
Remove the scarf and ask the children to count the items. After they count them again, cover the items and remove one or more.
Show the children the remaining items and ask them to count them. They should come up with a different number than the first time.
After counting the remaining items, prompt the children to name the missing items.
Continue to increase the number of objects (make sure the number is developmentally appropriate).