Step One: Gather materials.
- Small star beads.
- Shallow basket.
- Small cup.
Step Two: The child picks the stars of one color that they like best up and hold as many in their hand while picking up more beads,
Step Three: When the child can't possibly hold anymore beads in their hand, the parent or therapist shows them how to drop them into a small cup one at a time, while counting how many beads they had.