I just recieved Activities for the AL Abacus by Dr. Joan Cotter (RightStart Math) in the mail the other day. I immediately went about making my first file folder game for my dd. I scanned the abacus pictures and the hand pictures that depict the numbers 1-10. Then I made some pockets that I labelled 1-10 in alternating colors. Voila..finished!
Unfortunately, my dd has just mastered recognizing the numbers 1-10 on the abacus without having to count the beads. However, she was still very excited to match up the abacus and the hand cards to the correct numeral. I am also planning on discussing the idea of even and odd numbers later this week with her.