On pinterest I found a counting activity that took clothespins and the students matched the clothespin number to the correct number of items. I had one of my teachers make a similar activity, but they are matching colors. We are using this activity in my 12-18 month class, but could used in older age groups as well. It helps the students build on their fine motor skills. It also helps them identify colors, works on matching skills and listening skills as well.
It could be made out of a paper plate or card stock.