Here it is: (I take no credit for this idea, but I'll take credit for recognizing a good thing when I see it! :))
The Great Race
You will need:
one lima bean "die", with a 1 on one side and a 2 on the other (write with a sharpie)
game board (The game board is a line of ten boxes, numbered one to ten on a half sheet of cardstock.)
game token(s), which could be just another unmarked bean (oh, a tiny car would be fun as well)
How to play:
Here's the most important part:
When a player moves his/her token, he/she doesn't count the number of spaces he/she is moving. Instead, he/she names the numbers on the spaces through which he/she moves.
Example: Let's say that my token is resting on the "3" box and I have "rolled" a 2. As I move my token along the game board, I say, "4, 5." If I "roll" a 2 on my next tun, I move my token and say, "6, 7."
This is a bit counter-intuitive, and kids will sometimes forget the rule. If a child makes a mistake or forgets the name of a number, give him/her a reminder and hep him/her repeat the move correctly.
Have fun with this simple activity that creates stronger number sense.