The number-shape-system is very popular and very good for beginners. It is partly based on visual similarities between digits and objects and on associations.
We use the image of a tree to reflect one because a tree looks similar to the number 1. For two we use the image of a swan which is swimming on the lake like a two. For three we use a trident because it is a three-pronged spear. For four we can use a chair with four legs. For five we use, of course, a hand. For six we use a dice because it has six sides and six is the highest score. For seven we use a dwarf from the fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The number eight looks like a snowman which consists of two balls. For nine we take a balloon on the basis of the song "99 Red Balloons". The zero looks like an egg.
|2||Swan||When the swan swims from the right to the left, it looks like a 2.|
|3||Trident||How many prongs does a trident have?|
|4||Chair||How many legs does a chair have?|
|5||Hand||How many fingers does a hand have?|
|6||Dice||How many sides does a dice have or what is the highest number?|
|7||Dwarf||How many dwarfs play in the fairy tale?|
|8||Snowman||Consisting of 2 balls that look like an 8?|
|9||Balloon||How many red balloons Nena described in her song?|
|0||Egg||Looks like a Zero.|
Beginners can find this list under "My memocamp".