Identify the target numeral shape that you want to discuss for the day. Show models of that numeral shape.
Give each of the children a piece of moldable dough and teach them how to roll the dough to create “snakes.”
Have the children use the snakes to form the numeral of the day. For example, if you are talking about the number two, have the children form the snakes into the shape of the numeral 2.
Have the child use the remainder of the dough to create as many 2s as they can!