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Christina72684 08-22-2014 01:34 PM

Centers/Activity box ideas needed
 
I don't know what everyone calls them. Here they're used during "center time" but they're activity boxes that are small, fit in a shoe box sized tote, can be done by 1-3 kids, and can be do on their own. During "center time" I assign groups of 1-3 kids (depending on moods and who's here) and we have 3-5 centers that the kids are at for a designated time and then we rotate.

Anyone else do this for their preschoolers? What are some ideas that you have? Here's just a few that we do:

Pom Poms: We have a shoe box size tote that has pom poms that are small, medium, and large with several different colors. Using a cheap set of tongs or clothespins kids pinch the pom poms and sort them in veggie trays by either size or color. Or I will draw out a pattern and they copy it.

Beads on pipe cleaners: In the small rectangle baby food containers (plastic, not glass) I put several beads and a pipe cleaner. On the lid of the container I draw a pattern that they must repeat on the pipe cleaner.

Thriftylady 08-22-2014 01:49 PM

I am stealing the beads on pipe cleaners.

kendallina 08-22-2014 03:38 PM

If you look on pinterest (or even just do a google search) for "busy bags" there's a ton of ideas there that might help. :)

Christina72684 08-26-2014 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kendallina (Post 489244)
If you look on pinterest (or even just do a google search) for "busy bags" there's a ton of ideas there that might help. :)

Thanks! I didn't know what term to use :)


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