Before I just had a couple of things at each center. But the kids were becoming bored more quickly than I hoped and I didn't want to have to change out the learning centers that often. As you can see above, Learning Center 1 now has 5 containers. Each container holds a different activity.
Box #1: A Math game that we had.
Box #2: Assorted Puzzles.
Box #3: Math manipulatives and scale.
Box #4: Worsheets about weather printed from enchantedlearning.com.
Box #5: Lace-up patterns and string.
I attached a baggie to the wall with slips of paper folded inside. The kids "Pick a Number" from the baggie and play with that box when they get to the learning center.
Learning Center #2 is set up the same way, except there are only 3 boxes.
Box #1: Math Wrap-ups
Box #2: Free printables from SparkleBox about plants.
Box #3: A box of our File Folder Games. (You can purchase Integritas Academy File Folder Games Collection 1 CD-Rom on our website for only $15! The files to 17 games are included, all geared toward pre-K through 3rd grade students.)
I moved our Art Center to a bigger table and added some construction paper, crayons, scissors, and glue.
I added a sign with construction paper ideas. (This idea sheet came with my pack of construction paper.)
I taped three pieces of yarn to the table for the kids to practice braiding.
I'm always inspired to draw when looking at pretty pictures of wildflowers. Attaching an index card to this book and sitting it on the art table adds another simple activity for our little ones.
Truly, our learning centers are quite simple. I use what we have and as you can see, I spend little time on making it pretty. I'll continue to change boxes out when I have the time, but it's been well over a week now and the kids are still entertaining themselves quietly at the centers.Pin It Now!