Use zippered pencil pouches to organize puzzles instead of storing the bulky boxes.  Cut off the image from the front of the box and store it in the bag, too.  (This blog post has several great ideas for organizing kids toys.)

Use zippered pencil pouches to organize puzzles instead of storing the bulky boxes. Cut off the image from the front of the box and store it in the bag, too. (This blog post has several great ideas for organizing kids toys.)

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in the classroom with over 150 activities using those materials! So many great ideas in this post!

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in the classroom with over 150 activities using those materials! So many great ideas in this post!

Sorting and counting bottles for maths and fine motor play.

Sort and Count Maths Bottles

"The game is simple. You take turns drawing cards out of a container. If you can read the sight word you keep the card. If not, the card goes back in. Whoever collects the most cards wins the game. Beware of the BANG cards though. If you draw one, you have to put back all of the cards you have earned." ... would have to up the ante for older kids, but cute

"The game is simple. You take turns drawing cards out of a container. If you can read the sight word you keep the card. If not, the card goes back in. Whoever collects the most cards wins the game. Beware of the BANG cards though. If you draw one, you have to put back all of the cards you have earned." ... would have to up the ante for older kids, but cute

Clothespin Number Match ... I made this for our math center ... it's also great for fine motor development.

Clothespin Number Match ... I made this for our math center ... it's also great for fine motor development.

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