I used these cues for snack time when we read If You Give a Pig a Pancake.
After a little boy was so devastated that we were out of pancakes, I came up with this idea to visually represent how many he could have. Making this clear ended up being the key for him to be able to understand.
I made a strip for each child and it was pre-loaded with laminated pictures of five mini pancakes. The last cue told the child that there were no more pancakes left for them to request.
The children loved this and it was an easy way to keep track of how many pancakes each child was given. Each time a pancake was given, the child exchanged one of their pictures.