Clothespin Math on a clothes hanger! Easy to make, and self explanatory. I'm thinking a wire clothes hanger would work better, so the clothes pins are easy to slide back and forth (almost like an abacus).
Teaching Time Freebies! (Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits)
Place value die. a cube for tens and ones. Can easily be extended for larger numbers. hundreds, one thousands, ten thousands etc. Students can also build numbers with bean sticks or unifix cubes if they're not ready for base 10 blocks
Begin teaching NUMBER BONDS by using Use paper chains in different colours ti demonstrate. To the tune of Row Row Row your boat 9 and 1 are number bonds 8 and 2 are friends 7 and 3 6 and 4 5 and 5 are twins. Later, have them show it different ways.
Use tactile dice and a Perkins Brailler for recording the numbers! Counting on from any number math stations where students roll the dice to figure out the number and then count forward (Building Number Sense in First Grade)
Buzz Worthy Ideas - 3 Math Routines to Build Number Sense