Large sequins, Dixie cups or Ziploc bags, a sand area
At my daughters' preschool, the teachers occasionally sprinkle large sequins in the sand area. There are so many fun theme sequins like hearts, flowers and even dinosaurs! The kids love "treasure days" and they get a Dixie cup or small Ziploc snack bag to collect their treasures in. You can recreate this preschool activity at the park or in your own sandbox. When the treasures are collected, you can count them, sort by size or color, and use them for an art activity!