Gone Fishin' uses visuals to help children understand the concept of multiplication. Children use a Gone Fishin' mat and small fish crackers (or use the fish pictures provided) to illustrate a multiplication fact. For example: "2 fish X 3 fishermen = ___ or 2 + 2 + 2 = ___ ". Very motivating and very fun!
Also part of 41 activities in digital download form in "Fun-tastic Math Activities for Hands-On Learning" by Terry Palmieri, or on CD as part of 63 activities on "Fun-tastic Math! Centers for K-2". Both available here.