|Straws and Connectors are a favorite building material at our house! My 5 year old will even nap in his structures!|
It has been a lot of fun setting up morning stations for my son. And being able to sleep in an extra 30 minutes or so really makes the effort worthwhile!
Read my first post here, which explains exactly what goes into our morning stations.
Over the last couple of weeks, my son has woken up to the following activities laid out for him!
Tooth Books with Tooth Man Collage activity ~ to celebrate his wiggly tooth. (Of course it's been loose since January but it's VERY wiggly now. So hopefully any day it will fall out!)
Estimation Station - he counts the objects in the containers and then later, when the rest of the family is awake, he asks each of us to estimate. The funniest thing is when he asks his 2 year old sister because her response is, "1,2, 1,2 blocks."
Straws and Connectors building materials set up in the living room, with arrows leading the way from his bedroom to the building site!
Bug Identification chart and bugs in jars he had collected the previous day. (Apparently when Grandpa gave him 20 empty pill bottles my son thought everyone needed to have a bug to live in it!)
Watercolors - really easy set up and it's fun to see what he creates.
Hundred Chart Puzzle, which I found here: http://www.mrswillskindergarten.com/2011/06/math-work-stations-blog-party-chapter-6.html
|Hundreds Chart puzzle|
Pattern Blocks activity made by Melissa and Doug, and harder templates to build from which I found here: http://www.mrswillskindergarten.com/2011/07/math-work-stations-blog-party-chapter-7.html
"I Can Read" tub of books for him to read aloud to his over sized stuffed dog, Pluto.
What great ideas do you have for Morning Stations? There are still almost 2 months worth of mornings to fill with creative & quiet learning stations. I'd love to hear your suggestions!