Our author of the month is Kevin Henkes and I just love his "Birds" book so we tied it into our math curriculum and used mini birds to learn about ways to make 6. I had the students grab six of a certain color and then they used those birds to make six by putting some on the top and some on the bottom. They had to make six in three different ways. It's similar to the bunk bed problem but a smaller number. Click below to print:
I found this from Buggy for First Grade and thought it was great for a color review as well.