Mercedes' new favorite thing is playing games. She asked me to play a "new game" yesterday, so I made this one up really quick. She picked the colors for the cards and asked me to use the octagon-shaped stencil. I numbered them 1 through 10 and helped her count out the correct number of marbles to place on each one. She has been practicing counting to 10 and she loves marbles so this "game" is perfect for her. It's a good way to help her with number recognition while she's learning to count.
We stored the marbles and cards in a toddler snack container and added it to her game collection.