Toy Teasers: For this activity, you can use small toys that your child has a multiple amount of and that they can easily manipulate. Small toy cars, Barbie doll clothes, or Barbie accessories work well for this activity. Using these toys as manipulatives, give your child a word problem and ask them to demonstrate how they would show that particular problem using the manipulatives. For example, you may say, Three cars are driving down the road. Two cars crash. How many cars are left?” At this point your child would need to show three cars, two crashing, and then one car left. After you and your child have completed several scenarios like this, then you will present them with a set number of manipulatives, such as the cars, and ask them to create a word problem based upon what you have given them. For example, maybe you hand them five cars. They would need to come up with a situation or problem that develops into a word problem. They may need assistance of the first few problems, but this will become easier with practice. I would encourage you to take turns creating the problems, so that they child is receiving modeling of the activity from you and also has to evaluate if the problems you create are correct.