Monday, April 30, 2012
You can see my dice, and some of my 'Fix the Sentence' cubes. I hang some larger board games that I made (on posterboard) on the wall, one behind the other.
One of my best finds were these plastic "chinese take-out food" boxes (from the Dollar Tree, of course). I love that they are lightweight, come in different sizes and hang easily on hooks on the wall. They are easy for my students to transport to different areas of the room as well.
Here is my suggestion. Whenever you create something for your classroom, think of how many ways it can be used and how it can be created/modified so that you can get the most use out of it.
All of my activity boxes have labels on the front. I try to keep the labels a consistent size. I attach the labels to the containers with velcro.
So scope out some sturdy, multi-sized containers and make them work for you in many different ways. Soon you will have a wonderful array of great containers for your activities, and not have to make them over and over again.