Now you see it, now you don't. What could be missing?
I taught L how to play "What's missing?"
This game is fun and simple and promotes visual awareness as well as oral communication.
Together we gathered 6 items to put on a tray. We identified and counted all the items on the tray several times and then I had him turn around while I took one of the items away. Then when he turned back around I asked him to identify the missing item. He did really well but if he needed some help I gave him a clue (color, beginning letter sound, size, the items use.)
We reversed the roles and I had him remove an item from the tray.
I pretended to not know what the item was so he would give me clues.