Cotton reels & lolly sticks & Velcro! Great for making and breaking words. Use with words/pictures to make sentences/stories, laminate blank paper and use as a whiteboard to write in missing words. Make sums with numbers. Use pictures of the children and use as counters for games (or use coloured stars, shapes etc.) Many uses!! Literacy and numeracy, English and math, school, activity ideas
Get everyone you know to collect lids - from bottles, tubs and jars. They are brilliant for sorting and matching activities - lots of different shapes - you can make patterns with them - you can look for writing - the children can draw and copy them - some are embossed so they can use a wax crayons to do rubbings - the children will recognise some of them - lids from perfume bottles are special too, often shiny and unusual shapes!