Manipulative Madness: For this activity you will need to obtain many small manipulatives, such as buttons. You will also need paper, a pencil, and a while board with markers and an eraser. Provide your child with the large container of buttons. You will need to create simple addition and subtraction problems on the white board. Write out one at a time. Make sure that you use both one digit problems (9+3), along with one and two digit problems (3+52). After you have written out the problem, have your child copy the problem onto their paper. They may use the buttons to assist them in solving each of the problems.