Ask the child to identify each food and to categorize it by the basic food groups: meat, dairy, grain, or fruits and vegetables.
Ask the child to make you a sandwich. Specify the kind of sandwich you would like and list the order in which the sandwich should be made.
Place the foods in a row. With the child, count the number of foods. Repeat the activity until the child is able to count them independently.
Ask the child to place the slices of the sandwich bread together to form a small loaf. Ask him/her to use the knife to cut the slices apart. Explain that the bread was cut into four equal slices. Each slice is one quarter of the loaf.
Place four or more foods in front of the child. Let him/her study them before asking the child to close his/her eyes while you remove one piece. Ask the child to identify which piece was removed.
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