A great hands-on way for the kids to practice skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Teacher: Copy onto colored cardstock (or white/yellow if you wish, like popcorn--I'd recommend a different color for 2's 3's, 4's, 5's and 10's so they don't get mixed up), then laminate and cut out the popcorn pieces. The students lay out the numbers into patterns and determine what they are skip counting by. They record their patterns on the included recording sheet (Teacher--Make a class set of copies). This is a great small group math center! You could also split the class into 5 groups and rotate each bag around of 2's, 3s, etc. and have them record them on their sheet. These patterns start between 1-100 and are a good challenge for 1st graders, and good practice for 2nd graders on curriculum material. A fun and engaging math center! Also, check out my Popcorn Patterns practice worksheet as a good follow-up to this activity.
Thank you to Educlips for the awesome popcorn clipart!