A Bucket Filling Classroom by Crafting Connections! If you didn't start out your year (all grade levels) discussing Bucket Filling, go back. it's not too late! For great anchor chart activity to go with the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
I could totally do this with money-- dollars on a pumpkin then popsicle sticks with bills and coins that add up to the amount. Addition/subtraction sorting - child needs to determine which sticks add up to the number on the bucket.
FREEBIE: students work with numbers to gain foundations for place value. practice this with real objects like unifix cubes and doing a lot of hands on modeling before giving students these practice sheets.