C and R love Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd and we read it often. It is the perfect book for counting practice and color recognition.
Dog is white with a black spot on his left ear. As Dog goes about his day, he gets splashed and marked with everything from jam to juice and ends up with ten different colored spots.
I drew Dog myself and then laminated the page. I then found clip art images of all of the items that splashed or marked Dog and laminated them. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the images to share because I laminated these months ago and I have no idea where I found them.
We used pom poms to represent the spots on Dog. I colored the black spot on, however, because that was a spot that Dog already had, not one that was splashed or marked on him.
As we read the book, C and R took turns finding the item that gave Dog the spot and the matching pom pom. They placed the pom poms on Dog and we counted the spots as we went along.