Magic beans

Can you make a set of magic beans?

You need 10 beans and something to colour them with

Paint all ten the beans one colour on one side and then turn them over and paint the other side.

Now you should have ten beans that are all painted on both sides in two different colours.

Now… this game is all about counting and knowing that the total stays the same.

Toss the beans and see how many land blue side up and how many land orange side up. You could keep a tally to see which colour is the winner.

Most children will need to count all of them to understand the total doesnโ€™t change.

This game will also help children begin to know their number bonds.

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