Who says you can't learn math and eat it too! Yep, we counted using candy corn. This was definitely the do not eat bag. Don't worry....they got new clean candy corn when they were finished. One person would count out the candy corn to match the number, and the other person would write the number. Then they would trade jobs at the next number stop.
Then why not sort skeleton bones and eat them too! Cheetos made an adorable "Bag of Bones" this Halloween season. We sorted, counted, built a skeleton, and labeled his bones.