Counting is so important, that we wanted to let you guys in on some fantastic activities that didn't make it into story time. This is the Number Writing Salt Tray Game, which is a great idea for kids to practice number recognition and writing skills.
Love this idea for sorting shapes. I would change the shape after they have master the previous shape. Sorting is a huge part of a CDC classroom. They can learn and work on fine motor skills at the same time.