When we celebrate the biblical Feast of Weeks we are counting 7 weeks up to the feast of Shavuot (also known as Pentecost). The first few years we had trouble keeping track of the days, so my bff and I got together and made this handy craft to help us visualize. The children take turns moving the bread from one day to the next. We sewed little pockets and numbered them. Then, we made bread out of craft clay which you bake in the oven. We made a piece of matzah to use during the feast of unleavened bread and then we made a loaf of challah to use after that. Also, for day 50, we made a second loaf of challah as 2 loaves are to be presented on that day. This is a fun way to help us count the omer during the Feast of Weeks.
*Update: We must admit that, in years past, we have been forgetful to move the bread on some days. So- this year we are employing a new addition to our Omer Counter. It makes it even more fun to remember! Each pocket holds a lollipop. Whomever's turn it is to move the bread gets the treat. Viola! Memory restored, just like that! :-)