I just have to show you some of the great stuff I got to spice up our centers in the upcoming weeks! I've always been a
Dramatic Play Enhancements
Princess gloves, tiaras, and fairy godmother wands to spice up the dramatic play center this week for our fairy tales unit! I also nabbed some other great toys for themes next year: a doctor's kit and some firemen hats for Community Helpers, safari hats for Animals, etc.
I refreshed our stock of bingo daubers for dot art! Dollar Tree sells bingo daubers in all kinds of colors. Today I hit the jackpot- they had just restocked a bunch! Planning on using these with some of the dot marker art pages from Carrie's super cute and free Christmas Pack at 3Dinosaurs!
Christmas Cookie Cutters
Six pack of soft cookie cutters, love it! Can't wait to use these for so many things! We are going to make candy cane scented play dough, for one. For another, I want to use these cute gingerbread man play dough mats Karen featured on her blog PreKinders a few years ago.
Blue Glass Stones
We are going to use these to make snowflake craft stick ornaments, as shown here.
Yay for puzzles for $1!
Of course you have to check out the beautiful collection of stickers, sticky notes, stocking stuffers, etc. I love the Target Dollar Spot. :)
Now these were a steal! 2 plastic popcorn containers for only $1! I just had to get them, even though I'm not planning on using them for anything immediately. If I were teaching Kindergarten, I would use them to make a popcorn sight words game.
Not sure how I want to use these yet! The possibilities are endless. I could make gingerbread man medial sound houses, which is a great idea I spied from A Differentiated Kindergarten and you can find by clicking here. OR I could have the students match the number of presents to the box. OR I could use them for beginning sound present boxes! I think I'll head this direction and fill my sensory table with a variety of different toys. The kiddos will have to find toys and put them in the appropriate beginning sound present box. I'm going to get to work and put together a freebie for everyone soon!
Hope you got some good ideas! Wish me luck, on Tuesday we are having an important corporate accreditation visit! Don't forget to link up at Oh Boy 4th Grade for December Currently! :)