Happy Purple Friday everyone!! In my little corner of the world, this week has been FULL of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Due to the weather, our district had three days off this week! Yesterday was our first day back with a 2 hour delay, and today there is another 2 hour delay. I love snow days as much as the next teacher, but I am ready for some warmer weather!! Since our area has been a Winter Wonderland lately, and since we're very close to switching marking periods, my very Pinteresting team mate Heather found some awesome Center ideas themed around winter. So for the next few weeks, until we switch themes, there will be some really cute and fun winter centers in my room.
At the Sensory Table, my Pinteresting team mate found an awesome idea to fill it full of 'snow'. More specifically, Diaper Snow!!
Another center in my room that has been visited by Jack Frost is the Dramatic Play area. Soon I'll turn it into a farm, but for now it has become a Winter Wonderland. This was another awesome idea my Pinteresting team mate Heather found, that took a little prep work but the kiddos are IN LOVE! First, I took a large piece of white bulletin board paper, cut it into fourths so it would fit in the laminator, then reassembled it when it was laminated. I taped this down to the floor, and it became an 'ice rink'.
Next, I had our totally awesome Cafeteria Manager save me three boxes of varying sizes. I covered the boxes with white bulletin board paper and made some pieces out of craft foam. Using this, the students can build a snowman.
By far the most favorite part of this center was definitely the easiest to make!
Changing centers takes a lot of prep work and we spend a lot of time changing them around, but the students totally love getting to go somewhere new. What are some Pinteresting ideas for center activities that you have found? I would LOVE to hear about them (and probably copy some of them too!!)
Swat the Bug Learning Activity
3 hours ago