I tried a game with R last week, and it was a big hit.
I wrote out numbers one to 10 on bits of paper and then folded them all up. “What you doing?” she kept asking. I said it was a hiding game and that she had to close her eyes and count to 10, which she did. While she was going that I hid the bits of paper around the living room and the kitchen. I put most of them in fairly obvious places – on top of her beanbag, on her toybox etc, and a couple in slightly harder places – under a cushion, on top of a table that’s a bit above her head height. Once she’d finished counting I told her she had to find all the bits of paper and bring them to the coffee table. She needed a little encouragement at first to understand what she had to do, but she picked it up quickly and then was very excited to try and find them.
Once she’d found all the numbers, I then asked her to put them in the right order. This was a bit tough at first, but again she picked it up pretty quickly with a little help and was very pleased with herself!
We played this three times in a row before she got tired of it, and it was very quick and easy to set up and get going with. A good standby for a rainy day, I think.