I have a bag I keep in the closet that has different odds and ends and activities. Anytime I make a trip the the dollar tree I will grab a few 'new' things to add to it.
With the above being said....this unfortunately is not a dollar store find lol far from it more like an expensive lakeshore find but it's one of the benefits of being a preschool teacher for so long....I get to use fun things in and out of the classroom.
This is a 'The Hungry Caterpillar' flannel board set. We didn't use it as a flannel board but it was still fun to play with the pieces as we read along with the story!
|sorting and matching|
|counting how many oranges|
|all the fruit from the story|
|For this activity we used the back of some Christmas wrapping paper we had in the closet. I taped it to our coffee table so we could make a road map.|
|He loved the idea of a road and soon had all his favorite cars out.|
|the road got a bit crowded ;)|
|When he noticed I was taking pictures, he positioned his cars and said "here you go mommy, take picture"|
|and of the big boys ;)|
|another dollar store find....magnet letters and a small cookie tray.|
|10 sponges for a $1 I cut them into 3 strips each to make fun building blocks.|
|I can't wait to bring these in the bath or in the water table with a tray that floats and let him build on top of it! (thanks Amy B. for that great idea!)|