Crayon holder – Store crayons in tins.
Lifetime words – Store high frequency words in tins.
Word play – Place magnetic letters in a tin and use for making words on the lid.
Magic wand – Cover a cardboard roller from a pants hanger with foil. Dip one end in glue and roll in glitter to make a magic wand.
Pointer – Glue small toys or seasonal objects to the end of cardboard rollers to make pointers.
Extra! Extra! – Children choose a picture and write a new caption and story to go with it.
Highlighters – Children use highlighters to find letters, words, parts of speech, punctuation, etc. Relate skills you are working on.
Book covers – Use funny pages or other parts of the newspaper to make covers for books.
Pony – Roll up 3 sheets of newspaper and tape to make the stick for your pony. Draw a horse’s head on a lunch sack and stuff with paper. Tape the head to your stick and ride away!
Collages – Cut up old wrapping paper to make collages.
Pencil holder – Glue wrapping paper to cans to make a pencil holder.
Necklace – Cut ½” triangles from wrapping paper and roll around a pencil. Glue ends. String on yarn to make a necklace.