Here are a few photos showing some of the many new activities on the shelves in my classroom this week. I hope to have much more to show you soon.
First up is a spooning activity using clear glass marble chips and a small paint tray. The marbles remind me of "ice" which is something we typically see lots of in the Midwest in January.
This activity requires the child to place clothespins around the rim of a small glass ramekin dish. I told the children that many adults have made a New Year's resolution to exercise their bodies and that this work will help them to exercise and strengthen their finger muscles which will help them become better at drawing and writing.
This is a transfer activity with tongs using the new snowflake mat and pom-poms I acquired through Jamie's suction pad swap. I am so excited to have this out and on the shelves!
This is a wintry variation of the bead bouquet activity. I forgot to take a photo of what it looks like after the child does the work, but basically they place the pipe cleaners into the holes of the (dollar stoer) salt shake and then thread beads onto the pipe cleaners to make a pretty "sculpture." This is a great activity for building both concentration and fine motor skills.