Help your child better understand the concept of estimating by completing a fun activity with your child. Take an empty clear container or glass jar and fill the container with many of one object. This can be a type of candy, beans, pennies, beads, or any other small item. Have your child estimate (give an educated guess) as to how many items are in the jar. Your child may want to write his/her estimate down on a small piece of paper. After your child has given his/her answer, empty out the container and guide your child to count the items. Remind your child to separate each item from the groups of items using his/her finger while counting. After counting, discuss with your child whole close his/her estimate was. Continue to complete this activity again and again using different items in the container.