Canada Day is fast approaching (July but I'm more intrigued by this great craft from Australia (Australia Day is January Many thanks to Phillipa at House of Baby Piranha (!) for this great activity for kids. House of Baby Piranha
I think you could also have multiple pipe cleaners coming from one number and students have to show multiple ways to add numbers to get to that number. Counting with pipe cleaners and beads. Great for fine motor development too.