Fruit loop abacus-- using a BOX for a FRAME could be done using beads, too-- I like this idea for easily making an abacus. I would make the abacus using numbers 1 to for preschoolers. This box abacus was made by Tracie; here is her blog post about it:
Human Body Activities for Kids • Everything included! Reading passages, graphic organizers, & easy-to-follow directions for a life-size, hands-on human body project that incorporates reading and writing.
“ Found objects” are objects that have been created for a purpose other than art, and are usually every day objects, easily recognized for a utilitarian function. Their meaning in every day life is usually derived from their context in which we use them. By altering the objects’ context, or their form we can modify their meaning and significance.
This "All About Me" Lap Book is a great getting-to-know-you, back-to-school project for kids in grades 2-5. The open-ended, interactive pieces allow children to respond at their own developmental levels. $