Marble Races with a cheap pool noodle (kids would be occupied for hours.)
First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends
Reading Street Word Work-Say It, Build it, Write It!
Spelling practice- beads and pipe cleaners. So fun and easy to prepare! use w sight words robust vocabulary or even math facts!
Pattern Block Templates and other math station ideas
DIY gel boards. Good for practicing writing, drawing, and calming
Cut up pipe-cleaners and place them in a bottle. Use a magnet to manipulate them. kids will stay busy for hours.
Mirrors, dry erase markers and glass beads: a wonderful fine-motor/sensory/drawing activity. (happy hooligans)
Awesome Reading Corner